The ERA-MIN 2018 Joint Call on Raw Materials for the Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy is now open from October 31st, 2018. The scope of the Joint Call is needs-driven research on non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials (metallic, construction, and industrial minerals), to foster the sustainable supply, processing, production and consumption of primary and secondary raw materials in a circular economy.
Twenty-four public funding organisations from 15 EU/associated countries/regions and 4 non-EU countries participate in this Joint Call for research and innovation transnational collaborative projects. Partners in a transnational consortium will apply for funding from the respective funding organisation of their country/region which participates in the Joint Call. The total budget available for this Call is approximately € 14 million corresponding to the sum of national and regional public committed funds of the participating Funding Organisations and the co-funding of the European Commission.