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SCRREEN Expert Group meetings on CRM ‘Resources’, ‘Circular Economy’ and ‘Substitution’ issues
July 10 - July 11
On behalf of the Coordinator of the H2020 project “Solutions for CRitical Raw materials – a European Expert Network” (SCRREEN) (Stéphane Bourg, CEA) and of the Leader of the Critical Raw Materials Expert Network (Giovanni Di Girolamo, ENEA), we are pleased to invite you to contribute to the
SCRREEN Expert Group meetings on CRM ‘Resources’, ‘Circular Economy’ and ‘Substitution’ issues 10 – 11 July 2018, ENEA Headquarters, Rome
SCRREEN started on November 1st, 2016 and is aimed at the creation of a long-lasting Expert Network on Critical Raw Materials challenges. The activities of the project are focused on the three pillars of critical raw materials – primary resources, secondary resources (recycling and recovery), best alternatives for substitution of materials/processes – in relation with the crosscutting aspects policy/society, technology, standards and markets. More information can be found at www.scrreen.eu.
To support the development of the network, six Expert Groups (EGs) are established in each of the crosscutting aspects (Markets, Governments & Policies, Substitution, Resources, Circular Economy, and Production). The Expert Groups (EGs) will meet to assess the key strategies required to support the long-term sustainability of the EU economy.
You are kindly invited to attend the Expert Group Meetings on “Resources”, chaired by MinPol, “Circular Economy”, chaired by United Nations University, and “Substitution”, chaired by KTN.
The Expert Group on ‘Resources‘ will contribute to the assessment of global production trends in order to analyse Europe’s current and future position in global markets and reflect on sustainable CRM supply.
The Expert Group on ‘Circular Economy’ focuses on potentials and limits of a circular economy for CRMs: technologies, product design, end-of-life management (collection, pre- and final processing) and economical aspects.
The Expert Group on ‘Substitution‘ will focus mainly on the mapping of applications of CRMs, analysis of substitution strategies and economic assessment of substitution options in key mega sectors relevant to the materials identified in the CRM list.
As representative of key industries, industry associations, public authorities or renowned experts, we think that your participation in this workshop will highly contribute. The work will be organised by small group discussions driven by a short list of pre-defined questions.