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Seconded National Expert - GROW C2: Raw Materials Expert

Institution: European Commission
Place of employment: Brussels, Belgium
The application deadline is: 18 Oct. 2019

To contribute, from a technical point of view, to the implementation of the EU's raw materials strategy, as defined in the Commission’s Communications COM (2008) 699 final and COM (2011) 25 final.

This involves notably:

  • to contribute to the analysis of the competitiveness of the non-energy extractive industries of the EU, and to follow-up of all policies that have an impact on the sector.
  • to contribute to the research and innovation aspects of the EU raw materials strategy, notably the drafting of the future Research and Innovation EU Programme 2021-2027 and the follow up of the commitments under the EIP on Raw Materials.
  • to follow up and lead contributions regarding the deep-sea mining file (follow-up of the EC and international initiatives and actions)
  • to contribute to international co-operation on raw materials (in particular the on-going studies and the FPI shared initiatives)
  • to follow up and lead the development of the Copernicus based services and products for the extractive industries life cycle (at the EU level and international co-operation aspects); to follow up and contribute to GEOSS initiatives in raw materials fields.
  • to follow up and contribute from a DG GROW perspective to theEU policies and actions in the areas of mining waste, land use planning, natural abiotic non-energy resources.
  • to follow up the implementation of European mining laws and permitting processes and rehabilitation of mining sites.
  • to contribute to the work of the Commission's Raw Materials Supply Group and European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials.
  • to follow up the works and contribute to the UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classifications
  • to contribute to Commission positions relating to exploration and extraction of raw materials, mining technologies, minerals processing and refining.
  • Close and regular contacts are required with the responsible Commission departments, Member States and relevant stakeholders.

ONLY those applications, which are submitted by the Permanent Representation, will be considered. Interested parties are requested to submit their application documents (Europass CV, letter of motivation and employer's consent) by 18 October 2019 by e-mail to The specified application deadline must be strictly adhered to.
Only the "Europass CV" form ( should be used to prepare the curriculum vitae. Candidates must indicate in each document the exact name of the position they are applying for.

For more information on applicants profile, requirements and selection procedure, please consult the attached documents.

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