La SGF participe au projet INTRAW

INTRAW ProjectIntraw (International cooperation on Raw materials) est un projet intégré au programme de recherche et innovation européen Horizon 2020. La Fédération Européenne de Géologie (FEG) est le coordinateur de ce consortium  qui regroupe 15 partenaires venant de pays différents.

Ce projet, lancé en février 2015 pour une durée de 3 ans, a pour objectif de promouvoir une exploitation plus responsable des ressources naturelles par une cartographie et le développement de nouvelles opportunités de coopération avec l'Australie, le Canada, le Japon, l'Afrique du Sud et les Etats Unis dans différents domaines :

  • recherche et innovation
  • pratiques d'exploration, exploitation, traitement, recyclage
  • gestion des matériaux critiques

Les résultats de ce projet seront utilisés pour la mise en place d'un "Observatory for raw materials of the European Union".

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INTRAW scenario workshop: the world of raw materials in 2050

PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | DECEMBER 2016 – In the framework of the first EU raw materials week, the INTRAW project consortium organised, on 30 November 2016, a scenario workshop in Brussels where three scenarios describing the world of raw materials in 2050 were discussed.


6The EU-funded INTRAW project was launched in early 2015 with the aim of mapping best practices and boosting cooperation opportunities related to raw materials between the EU and five technologically advanced non-EU countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States).


In a truly cooperative approach, the INTRAW project has recently developed three scenarios that describe the world of raw materials in 2050. After having elaborated the scenarios in a series of workshops run by the European participants of the project consortium in mid-2016, the current version of the scenarios was discussed in Brussels with more than 30 participants during the EU Raw Materials Week that took place in Brussels from 28 November to 2 December 2016. Participants from various nationalities and backgrounds – including researchers, policy-makers, and raw materials practitioners – had the opportunity to learn more about the scenarios, to provide their perspectives and to discuss the plausibility of alternate futures.


Given the current uncertainties that global politics have to deal with, scenarios are an excellent means to prepare for the future and to safeguard against developments that are not desirable, but yet still plausible.  The workshop results will help to refine the scenario story lines and to make them more robust. The final scenarios, named “Unlimited Trade”, “Sustainability Alliance” and “National Walls”, will be available through the INTRAW website in early 2017.

The workshop was also an excellent opportunity to raise awareness for the launch of the International Observatory for Raw Materials which is foreseen for 2017/2018. The Observatory will be a permanent international body that will remain operational after the end of the project aiming at the establishment and maintenance of strong long-term relationships with the world’s key players in raw materials technology and scientific developments.

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Photos: INTRAW draft scenarios: The world of raw materials in 2050


INTRAW is funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research & Innovation (R&I) for a period of 36 months (February 2015 – January 2018). 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.


CONTACT: Coordinator – European Federation of Geologists (EFG)

Vítor Correia, President,

Isabel Fernández Fuentes, Executive Director

This press release is also available in PDF format.


Intraw project - Second joint panels of experts workshop on internationational raw materials cooperation



The experts involved in the EU‐funded INTRAW project gathered in Cornwall (UK) from 5 to 7 October 2016 for their second workshop in order to provide the project consortium with suggestions  on  how  to  enhance  the  European  Union’s  International  Observatory  for  Raw  Materials  that  will  be  launched by the end of the project’s lifetime. 


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The European Commission has launched an external stakeholder consultation to shape the Work Programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5. You are invited to participate in this consultation and express you views, particularly for the topic of "Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials".


The consultation document is available here:  


Background information on the whole process is here:


The consultation is open until Friday 8th April.


Please feel free to pass on this information to your own networks of stakeholders. As stated in the consultation document, responses should be sent to



Pour en savoir plus :

pdfBrochure INTRAW
pdfCommuniqué de presse avr. 2015
pdfCommuniqué de presse sept. 2015

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