ERA-MIN Joint Call 2014 SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF RAW MATERIALS IN EUROPE About ERA-MIN The ERA-MIN project “Network on the Industrial Handling of Raw Materials for European Industries” is a four-year ERA-NET action, financed under the Seventh Framework Programme, which aims to contribute to the EU security of non-energy non-agricultural raw materials supply, through coordination of research in the European countries. ERA-MIN has launched the second Joint Call on Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials in Europe (2014), to support transnational needsdriven research projects, along the value chain. The indicative total available budget is in excess of 6.000.000 € (national public funding only). RTD topics The research and technological development (RTD) topics to be funded under the second ERA-MIN Joint Call (2014) address all aspects of the non-energy raw materials value chain, grouped into three topic areas: 1. Primary resources; 2. Secondary resources (recycling); 3. Substitution of critical materials. In conjunction with these three technological areas, ERA-MIN also supports horizontal activities under the areas environmental and social aspects, public policy support, mineral intelligence, education and international cooperation. For more detailed information on the research needs per each topic and sub-topic areas, applicants are invited to consult the ERAMIN Research Agenda, available at the ERA-MIN website www.era-min-eu.org, Call (2014): TEKES (Finland), ADEME (France), OTKA (Hungary), NCBR (Poland), FCT (Portugal)1, UEFISCDI (Romania), MENV SR (Slovakia), MINECO (Spain), VINNOVA (Sweden), SGU (Sweden),TUBITAK (Turkey). Other agencies from other EU and non-EU countries are currently considering participation. Updates will be published as soon as a decision becomes available. Potential applicants are therefore advised to check regularly the ERA-MIN website: www.era-mineu.org, section Joint Call. Target groups Eligible consortia will have to include at least three organisations from at least two Call funding countries. Consortia involving both academic and industrial organizations are particularly encouraged to apply. Timeline The second ERA-MIN Joint Call (2014) will close on the 17th June 2014, at 17.00 CEST. Proposals will be submitted via the Electronic Submission System (ESS), which will become available by mid-April 2014 on the ERA-MIN website. Eligible proposals will be peerreviewed by a independent experts. The final funding decision is expected to be known by the beginning of 2015. For more information and the complete set of Call documents, visit the ERA-MIN website: www.era-min-eu.org, section Joint Call. Funding agencies 11 organisations from 10 funding countries committed to fund the second ERA-MIN Joint 1 To be confirmed.