Between June 2021 and March 2022 the European Economic and Social Committee is organising a series of events on the updated new industrial strategy, announced by the European Commission on 5 May 2021. The main objective of these events is to hear the view of civil society organisations on the future of European industry. Each event will focus on a specific aspect of the strategy, from the role of critical raw materials to industry's role to achieve the Green Deal, from Europe's competitiveness on the global stage to a truly Just Transition and public & private investments.
The first webinar in this series will take place on 13 July from 10 to 12, and it will explore "The role of Critical Raw Materials to form a strong industrial base". The discussion will be linked to opinion CCMI 177, as well as to the two ongoing opinions concerning the updated industrial strategy (INT 935 and CCMI 185). The objective of the meeting will be to understand the international and European scenario for critical raw materials, the actions ongoing from an institutional point of view and how civil society sees the interaction between the industrial strategy and the critical raw materials action plan.