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Work Programme : Environment - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
Call Identifier : SC5-13-2014/2015
Call Type : Targeted call
Call Description : Coordinating and supporting raw materials research and innovation
Publication Date : 10 December 2014
Deadline : 21 April 2015
Title : Coordinating and supporting raw materials research and innovation
Description : c) [2015] Innovation friendly minerals policy framework: developing a comprehensive guide to relevant EU and Member States' legislation and mineral policy, including a benchmark analysis of existing national minerals policies and the exchange of best practices in the area of mineral policies and related regulations among Member States. It should focus on the elements catalysing introduction of innovative raw materials production in the EU, such as promoting innovative mining, processing and recycling solutions or streamlining the permitting procedure along the whole chain of mining activities. It should also include be based on information on exploration, mineral production, trade, reserves and resources that should be standardised and systematically reported on by EU and Members States. It should also explore the feasibility of implementing existing rules or developing alternative ones for the exploitation of sub-surface and deep sea resources across Member State borders taking into account UNCLOS when the sea resources are considered.
d) [2015] Raw materials research and innovation coordination: improving both research and innovation collaboration among all the relevant European Technology Platforms and other industrial and research initiatives, improving coordination with the relevant EU, Member States and regional policies and initiatives in the area of raw materials, engaging all the relevant players, particularly civil society and authorities at regional and local level, across the whole EU. The action should developing a common long term 2050 vision and roadmap for the relevant raw materials, including metals, industrial minerals and aggregates, wood and natural rubber-based materials.
e) [2015] Raw materials intelligence capacity: developing a methodology for reviewing and selecting all relevant methods and tools necessary for providing high quality expertise for different stakeholders, including advisors and decision makers at EU, Member State and industry level as well as the expert community and general public, taking into account methods and tools such as: statistics, life cycle assessment, materials flows analysis, 2-4D modelling, forecasting global supply and demand, and other trends. When appropriate, mentoring, dissemination of best practices, analysis on related policy, regulations, trade and other relevant issues, involving the international community, should be incorporated. In line with the EU's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation59 international cooperation is encouraged.
f) [2015] Strategic international dialogues and cooperation with raw materials producing countries and industry: aiming to promote the activity of European companies active in the mining and raw materials sectors in non-EU countries, inward mining investment to the EU and cooperation with raw materials producing countries, including exchange of best practices in raw materials policy, stakeholder dialogues, and social licence to operate, resulting in strong and sustainable relationships with these countries. In line with the EU's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation60 international cooperation with international partners is encouraged, in particular with Australia, US, Canada, European Neighbourhood Policy countries, African Union and Latin American countries.
Targeted countries : Australia, Canada, United States of America

INCO ACP AFRICAN : Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania (United Republic of), Togo, Uganda

INCO EECA : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova (Republic of), Ukraine

INCO LATIN AMERICA : Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela