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3rd EU Raw materials Knowledge base eventThursday 21 November 2019


Registration & welcome coffee


Welcome and opening remarks

Mr Gwenole Cozigou, Director, Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, DG GROW, EC

Mr Giovanni de Santi, Director, Directorate for Sustainable Resources, Joint Research Centre (JRC), EC


Session I: UN Resource Management System and Sustainable Development Goals – Chaired by Mr Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE

From resource classification to UN Resource Management System and Sustainable Development Goals – Mr Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE

Towards a comprehensive management system for resources in the EU – Mr Milan Grohol, Policy Officer, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, DG GROW, EC

Building the mineral resources knowledge base – Mr Slavko Solar, Secretary General, EuroGeoSurveys

Global database of trade restrictions on minerals and metals – Ms Jane Korinek, Economist and Trade Policy Analyst, OECD

Interactive Session – Q&A


Networking coffee break


Session II: Raw materials knowledge for analysing industrial Value Chains – Chaired by Dr Constantin Ciupagea, Head of Land Resources Unit, DG JRC, EC

Products and trade statistics in support of the EU raw materials knowledge base – Mr August Götzfried, Head of Unit, Eurostat, EC

Knowledge concerning supply of primary raw material for batteries: current availability and future needs – Ms Janne Palosaari, Chief Commercial Officer, Terrafame Ltd

Developing knowledge on value chains of emerging technologies: insights from the Materials for Dual Use Study– Mr Claudiu Pavel, Scientific Officer, and Mr Jaco Huisman, Scientific Officer, DG JRC, EC

Secondary raw materials and value chains information: how much do we need to know to have an efficient recycling system? Dr Christian Hagelüken, Director EU Government Affairs, Umicore

Current knowledge in the RMIS to support analysis of value chains for key sectors – Mr Simone Manfredi, RMIS Work Package Leader, DG JRC, EC


Buffet networking lunch


Session III: Sustainable Raw Materials Supply Knowledge – Chaired by Mr David Pennington, Raw Materials Project Leader, DG JRC, EC

Opening remarks: Secure and responsible supply of raw materials to the EU – Mr Sergio Piazzardi, DG DEVCO, EC

A Global Platform for Artisanal & Small Scale Mining Data – Prof. Gavin Hilson, Chair of Sustainability in Business, The Surrey Business School

Responsible sourcing and the risk portal – current status and data outlook – Mr Tyler Gillard, Head of Sector Projects, OECD

Climate change and resource efficiency – the current knowledge situation and needs, Mr. Stefan Pauliuk, PhD, assistant professor for sustainable energy and material flow management, University of Freiburg

Social and environmental knowledge in the EC's RMIS, Ms Lucia Mancini, Scientific Officer, DG JRC, EC


Networking coffee break


Session IV: Training on United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) – Chaired by Dr Slavko Solar, Secretary General, EuroGeoSurveys

Background, methodology and applications of UNFC - Mr Sigurd Heiberg, Project director, Petrad

UNFC applied to European Mineral Resources - Mr Zoltán Horváth, PhD, Head of Department Geological Survey of Hungary

UNFC for Anthropogenic Resources – Ms Soraya Heuss-Aßbichler, Professor at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Interactive Session – Q&A

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