About Us

Sharing knowledge, reshaping Raw Materials Policy

Throughout the year, the coalition hosts monthly meetings aimed at providing our members with up-to-date information on the current state of the Raw Materials Policy. During these gatherings, we discuss relevant policy files and their implications for our areas of focus. Additionally, these meetings serve as a platform for organizations to showcase their work, share new reports, and present their publications.

Our coalition operates through specialized Working Groups that focus on key topics such as the new Critical Raw Materials Act, Due Diligence and Trade, Beyond Growth and Raw Materials and Global Justice. If your organization is interested in contributing to any of these areas, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

The concrete outcomes of our coalition’s efforts vary based on the evolving policy landscape. However, our overarching goals include facilitating knowledge sharing within the coalition, drafting and publishing joint responses and letters to EU policymaking initiatives, coordinating advocacy for higher environmental, social, and human rights standards, and organizing webinars and panels to raise public awareness about raw materials policy.

Our coalition is driven by the core objective of mutual benefit, making it easier for organizations to stay informed about developments in Brussels while leveraging their expertise to contribute meaningfully. The push for new and large-scale mining in Europe and allied countries raises concerns related to environmental and social standards, human rights adherence, permitting procedures, and community engagement. In the context of geopolitically sensitive policy areas, it is essential to remind policymakers of these vital considerations when they engage with questions on extractive industries.

Our coalition operates under two main working documents, the “Vision” and the “Structure,” to which our members subscribe to operate within the coalition, signifying their agreement with our shared goals and approach.

The Raw Materials Coalition is currently Coordinated by Robin Roels (European Environmental Bureau), the steering group holds the European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth Europe, Seas At Risk, WWF Germany, Heinrich Böl Foundation, PowerShift e.V. and SOMO.

If you wish to become a member of the Raw Materials Coalition, please contact us so we can send you the vision and structure documents for sign off.