Critical raw materials: an essential building block for the future of Europe

14.30-14.40 – Welcome and opening remarks

  • Pietro Francesco De Lotto, CCMI President

14.40-15.20 – Keynote addresses

  • Christa Schweng, EESC President
  • Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market
  • Agnès Pannier-Runacher, French Minister Delegate for Industry
  • Hildegard Bentele, Rapporteur of European Parliament's own initiative report

15.20 - 16.35 – Panel 1 – Securing EU's open strategic autonomy: the essential role of critical raw materials in the green and digital transition of EU industrial ecosystems

Moderator: Monika Sitarova, CCMI Copresident

  • Dumitru Fornea, Rapporteur EESC Opinion on Critical Raw Materials
  • Bernd Schäfer, CEO of EIT Raw Materials
  • Rolf Kuby, Director General of Euromines
  • Q&A

16.35 - 17.55 – Panel 2 – Circularity is key: the importance of creating a market for secondary raw materials in Europe

Moderator: Andres Barcelo Delgado, EESC Representative in ERMA

  • Michal Pinter, Corapporteur EESC Opinion on Critical Raw Materials
  • Dr. Wolfgang Trunk, Policy Officer, DG Environment
  • Sophie Grenade, Policy Advisor, IndustriAll Europe
  • Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director Vehicles and Emobility, Transport & Environment
  • Q&A

17.55 - 18.00 – Conclusions

  • Pietro Francesco de Lotto, CCMI President

Participants can speak in and listen to BG/ES/DE/EL/EN/FR/IT/PL/SK/CS