What is the EU’s approach to Critical Raw Materials and what role do they play in the challenges Europe faces in the future? About this topic, ESM Foundation CEO Alessandra Hool held a webinar in the framework of the Critical Materials Institute, hosted by the Colorado School of Mines. She showed how the Raw Materials Initiative launched in 2008 has shaped the EU’s current raw materials institutions and policies, and how the EU assesses materials criticality. As one illustrative materials related problem, she highlights the case of batteries and their role for Europe’s industry. 

Find out what else she had to say about today’s challenges and the IRTC project by watching the webinar here.