European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials

2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

Summary: 2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Presentation from Sean McLoughlin(European Commission)

Published: 2014

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Following the European Commission's communications from 2008 and 2011 regarding the importance of Raw Materials for security of supply to ensure growth and jobs in Europe, EC adopted in 2012 the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) were launched to accelerate the market take-up of innovations which address key challenges for Europe. Thus, the ultimate aim of the EIP on Raw Materials is to contribute to the overall raise industry's contribution to the EU GDP to around 20% by 2020. The aim is to do this by ensuring the sustainable supply of raw materials to the European economy whilst increasing benefits for society as a whole. The Partnership targets non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials.

Horizon 2020 is a seven-year programme (2014-2020) through which the objectives of the EIP on Raw Materials can also be implemented. It reflects the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and addresses major societal challenges shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere. More specifically, the Societal Challenge 5 regards "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" and has a budget of around 3 billion euros. For the first work programme of Horizon 2020 (2014-2015) the main calls related to raw materials, which mobilize around 140 million euro, appear under the topic "Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials" and under the Focus Area "Waste: A Resource to Recycle, Reuse and Recover Raw Materials".