The INTRAW project has been formulated with the objective of mapping best practices and boosting cooperation opportunities on raw materials with technologically advanced non-EU countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, & US) in response to similar global challenges. The ultimate goal is to set up and launch the European Union’s International Observatory for Raw Materials as a definitive raw materials knowledge management infrastructure. As a permanent international body, the Observatory will aim after the project completion for the establishment and maintenance of strong long-term relationships with the world’s key players in raw materials technology and scientific developments. Its core activities will be to monitor cooperation oppotunities and to promote these through funding schemes and incentives between the EU and technologically advanced countries.
Our role in the project
LPRC supports the implementation of all Work Packages, having a special role WP2 – Programming and WP3 – Deployment. In Work Package 2 our main objective is the development of cooperation strategies based on the best practices identified in the target countries on applied research and innovation, joint educational and skills programmes, trade aspects, exploration, exploitation, processing, recycling and substitution in the raw materials sector. Work Package 3 will facilitate the deployment of cooperation schemes as outputs of WP2 Action plans and Cross-cutting synergies for raw materials programming.