INTRAW: the raw materials initiative

INTRAW: the raw materials initiative

PROJECT NUMBER: 642130 – START DATE: 01.02.2015 – DURATION: 36 MONTHS

INTRAW is a three-year EU funded project in the framework of the Horizon2020 programme. The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is the coordinator of a consortium of 15 partners from different countries including Australia, United States and South Africa. Most of EFG’s members are also part of the consortium as EFG third parties.

INTRAW project aims to map and develop new cooperation opportunities related to raw materials in Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States, addressing:

  • Research and innovation;
  • Raw materials policies and strategies;
  • Joint educational and skills programmes;
  • Licensing and permitting procedures;
  • Data reporting systems;
  • Exploration, extraction, processing and recycling practices;
  • Management and substitution of Critical Raw Materials.

The outcome of the mapping and knowledge transfer activities will be used as a baseline to set and launch the European Union’s International Observatory for Raw Materials.

EFG Linked Third Parties

EFG member associations:

  • Belgo-Luxembourg Union of Geologists (Belgium-Luxembourg)
  • Croatian Geological Society (Croatia)
  • Czech Association of Economic Geologists (Czech Republic)
  • The Finnish Union of Environmental Professionals (Finland)
  • French Geological Society (France)
  • Professional Association of German Geoscientists (Germany)
  • Association of Greek Geologists (Greece)
  • Hungarian Geological Society (Hungary)
  • Institute of Geologists of Ireland (Ireland)
  • Italian National Council of Geologists (Italy)
  • Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands (The Netherlands)
  • Polish Association of Minerals Asset Valuators (Poland)
  • Portuguese Association of Geologists (Portugal)
  • Slovenian Geological Society (Slovenia)
  • Serbian Geological Society (Serbia)
  • Official Spanish Association of Professional Geologists (Spain)
  • Geosection, Swedish Association of Scientists (Sweden)
  • Swiss Association of Geologists (Switzerland)
  • Ukrainian Association of Geologists (Ukraine)
  • Geological Society of London (UK)

International counterparts:

  • American Institute of Professional Geologists (USA)
  • Australian Institute of Geoscientists (Australia)
  • Geological Society of South Africa (South Africa)
  • Geoscientists Canada (Canada)

As part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research & Innovation, the 36-month project INTRAW has been launched in February 2015 to foster international cooperation on raw materials. The EU-funded INTRAW project has been set up to map and develop new cooperation opportunities related to raw materials between the EU and other technologically advanced countries, such as Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States, addressing:

  • Research and innovation.
  • Raw materials policies and strategies.
  • Joint educational and skills programmes.
  • Licensing and permitting procedures, royalties and tax policies.
  • Data reporting systems.
  • Exploration, extraction, processing and recycling practices.
  • Management and substitution of critical raw materials.

Under the coordination of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), INTRAW brings together an international consortium of 15 partners with extensive experience in research, innovation, education, industry, trade and international networking across the entire raw materials value chain.

The outcome of the mapping and knowledge transfer activities will be used as a baseline to launch the European Union’s International Observatory for Raw Materials as a definitive raw materials knowledge management infrastructure.

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INTRAW - Project Dissemination in Ukraine

INTRAW - Collaboration Agreement

INTRAW - Technical Report

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