The European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA), published in September the first Action Plan to secure access to Rare Earth Elements for European industry, entitled “Rare Earth Magnets and Motors: A European Call for Action“
Many strategically important industrial ecosystems in the European Union depend on a reliable supply of sustainable raw materials. Raw Materials and advanced materials in the context of Circular Economy are vital for European competitiveness and innovation capacity. The European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) contributes to ensuring reliable, secure and sustainable access to raw materials as key enablers for a globally competitive, green, and digital Europe. The alliance focuses on the most pressing needs: increasing the EU resilience in the rare earth-based magnets and motor value chain. They are vital to key EU industrial ecosystems, such as automotive, renewable energy, defence and aerospace.
This is a very visible step that has raised the highest level of attention from the political, industrial and media spheres from across Europe – a strong proof of the importance of PASSENGER project.
More info here https://erma.eu/european-call-for-action/