Projects will enable achieving the expected impacts of the destination by increasing access to primary raw materials, in particular critical raw materials for EU industrial value chains and strategic sectors.
Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
The action is expected to contribute with intelligence and foresight capability to the implementation of the EU action plan on Critical raw materials and to support future foresight work of the Commission related to raw materials.Scope:
Actions should develop new knowledge and conceptual models, supported by innovative technologies to strengthen and secure the EU’s supply of primary raw materials by:
Actions should also map EU and third countries’ primary and secondary raw materials potential and raw materials production and refining capacities in a harmonised form, using UNFC (United Nations Framework Classification for Resources) and UNRMS (United Nations Resource Management System).
Actions should also contribute to improving the awareness of the general public across the EU about:
All the data and information generated through these actions should be shared in open formats on a free of charge basis with the European Commission, for its own use and for publication.
Actions should envisage clustering activities with other relevant selected projects for cross-projects co-operation, consultations and joint activities on cross-cutting issues and share of results as well as participating in joint meetings and communication events. To this end proposals should foresee a dedicated work package and/or task, and earmark the appropriate resources accordingly.
In this topic the integration of the gender dimension (sex and gender analysis) in research and innovation content is not a mandatory requirement.Specific Topic Conditions:
Activities are expected to achieve TRL 3-5 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.Cross-cutting Priorities:
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