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COntributing to Building of Awareness, Learning and Transfer of knowledge on sustainable use of raw materials

Objective

The COBALT project will contribute to addressing several key challenges on the route towards more sustainable use of raw materials and resource efficiency. It will focus particularly on extraction, substitution, replacement and recycling of critical and scarce raw materials as well as raw materials with high environmental and social impacts. Through exchange and dialogue, COBALT will contribute to dealing with relevant raw-material related challenges and raising societal awareness on raw materials. Furthermore, it will identify research needs, build research partnerships and networks, and disseminate research results. Thus it will contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the EIP on Raw Materials.
The challenges addressed by COBALT are linked to the dispositions of various societal stakeholders and therefore developing networks is a strong component of the project. First, the project will mobilise public awareness on raw material issues and promote raw material substitution, replacement and recycling through two multi-stakeholder European conferences as well as an internet platform designed for networking and sharing of views, research results and other knowledge. Second, the project will facilitate European and regional dialogues on raw materials between civil society and industry in order to ensure mutual learning, awareness and partnership building and an overall improvement in the framework conditions for sustainable use of raw materials and resource efficiency. Third, the project will identify shortages of skills that would enable more sustainable use of raw materials and develop strategies for addressing these shortages utilising multiplication effects for three groups of stakeholders: industry, primarily SMEs; polytechnic and higher education; and national geological surveys.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-one-stage
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Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 210 976,50
Administrative Contact
Andre Martinuzzi (Dr.)

Participants (5)

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 092,30
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers (Dr.)
BIO INTELLIGENCE SERVICE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 228 170
Address
Avenue Charles De Gaulle 185
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clementine O'connor (Ms.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 236 042
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Karlberg (Mrs.)
TECNOMA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 022,50
Address
Calle Gomera 9
28700 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Antonio Gros Ester (Mr.)
ASOCIATIA INFOCONS
Romania
EU contribution
€ 25 477,49
Address
Strada Neagoe Basarab, Nr. 21, Cristian
500209 Brasov
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anca Nedelcu (Ms.)