keynote Pier Luigi Franceschini CLC South EIT Raw Materials General Manager
keynote António Júlio da Silva Veiga Simao Vice-President. Regional Coordination and Development Commission. Region Centro
keynote Jorge Pulido Valente Vice-President. Regional Coordination and Development Commission. Region of Alentejo
keynote Antonis Politis Delegate representing the Region of Sterea Ellada. Mining and Metallurgical Engineer School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering National Technical University of Athens [NTUA]
keynote Mª José Asensio Coto Deputy Councillor of the Ministry of Employment, Enterprise and Trade in the Government of Andalusia.
keynote Martin Vastnik Head of the State Minerals Policy. Ministry of Industry and Trade. Czech Republic.
keynote Mika Riipi County Governor of Lapland.
keynote Ricardo González Mantero Energy and Mines Director. Junta de Castilla y León (Spain).
keynote Richard Tuffs Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
keynote Mark Rachovides President of Euromines
keynote Flor Díaz Pulido European Commission Deputy Head of Unit Raw Materials, Metals, Minerals and Forest-based Industries (F3)
keynote Taina Tukiainen EU - Committee of the Regions. Member of the cabinet of the President.


Critical Raw Materials have become in recent times the cornerstone for the European industrial development. High technological and industrial value materials (such as Rare Earths) and the market control by major economic powers like China are a fact that places the UE in a weakness position. Regional, National and European regulation faces the hard challenge of offering a common, effective solution to the European industry, which has a high dependence of these materials. Multiscale politics able to structure the research, cooperation and development in the fields of substitution, recycling & circular economy and mining & processing are now the main UE and strategic regions’ target.

This meeting is designed to be the starting point for a common, transversal strategy. A confluence point between policy makers, industry and research agents, will guide the regulation process by bringing together all relevant stakeholders and their different approaches to this field.


An European strategy about how to implement the Circular Economy concept and the EIP in Raw Materials implementation plan by means of Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3)


A large scale demonstrator between EU Regions boosting and implementing Critical Raw Materials policy, covering from primary to end-user applications, to ensure the main industrial value chains core of the economic engine.


An European-wide mirror of Regions considering Critical Raw Materials and the Circular Economy policy within their Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3)

Cluster and interlink

Present EU initiatives in Critical Raw Materials and Circular Economy at the level of regions

Congress Overview


Satellite Events. 26 & 28 th October

The European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials is a stakeholder platform that brings together representatives from industry, public services, academia and NGOs. Its mission is to provide high-level guidance to the European Commission, Members States and private actors on innovative approaches to the challenges related to raw materials.

The EIP plays a central role in the EU’s raw materials policy framework.


MIREU objectives: Establish co-ordination and support mechanisms among the involved EU regions and engage the other relevant EU regions and illustrate the right raw materials framework conditions based on good practices in the involved regions, including administration, land use planning, investment conditions and attracting skilled workforce. Defining the Social Licence to Operate on every region involved to plan the guidelines of a development of the tools improving communication and transparency in the production cycle. Map in and across the regions potential synergies between raw materials, value chains, market and societal players, operational synergies between R&I investments and the ESIF. Map how exploration and extraction of mineral raw materials in involved Member States are integrated in land use planning. Consider how to link land-use planning with the safeguarding valuable mineral deposits.


RAWNANOVALUE will create an international discussion network to interface EIP activities and efforts to introduce into the EU Nanotechnology VCs and roadmaps the concepts of resource efficiency management, Circular Economy and CRMs strategy.As a result, it will set up the framework conditions for enhanced efficiency in material use, waste prevention, re-use and recycling, and RMs efficient product design.


Free bus service between the city center and the Venue!

Check here the meeting point:

A: Abba Hotel, 27th October at 8:15

B: Arrival point at the Conference Venue


Find your answers

How do I get to Burgos?


Burgos has many close airports (two or three hours travelling by bus or train).

The most convenient option is to arrive at Madrid Barajas airport and, from there take a direct bus to Burgos with Alsa company from Terminal T4. Or public transport (“Cercanias train”) from T4 to Madrid Chamartin (20 min) and then link with regular Renfe train to Burgos.

Other good option is to arrive at Bilbao Airport (Aena). From airport to Bilbao centre there are taxis and public transport. There are also a direct bus from Bilbao bus station to Burgos operating by Alsa company.

Other close airports are Valladolid and Santander.


Alsa bus company has frequent bus connections with Burgos. The Burgos bus station is located in the city center.

In Madrid, Alsa bus station is located in the transportation node “Avenida América”. The bus trip Madrid-Burgos takes around 2h 30m. To arrive from Madrid Barajas airport there is a regular bus line from Terminal T4 to Burgos with Alsa company.

In Bilbao, Alsa bus station is located in the city center. In this case, there isn’t a direct bus from Bilbao airport to Burgos but there is a regular bus linethat connects the airport to the bus station. The trip Bilbao-Burgos takes 1h 45m (direct line) or 3h 45m (check the trip duration and the itinerary) and is operating by Alsa company too.


Burgos train station Rosa de Lima is 5km away from the city center, but there are buses and taxis to get to Burgos centre. Connections to Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and other national international cities are available. This is operating by Renfe.

From Madrid Chamartí­n station there are around five daily train connections to Burgos.

Finally, from the train station in Burgos you have to take either a bus or a taxi in order to reach the city centre. The bus lines that connect train station to city centre are 25, 43, and 80.

Visit our city

When thinking about this city, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the famous Cathedral, and more recently you may have heard about the Atapuerca Sites “Yacimientos de la Sierra de Apapuerca” and the Museum of Human Evolution “Museo de la Evolución Humana”.

To take the most of your stay in the city and we suggest the following museums and monuments:

Around Burgos:

More information and guide tours:

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What payment types do you accept?

After fulfilling your registration sheet, you’ll receive an e-mail indicating your fee and the payment proceeding through bank transfer only, to confirm your inscription.