Six months after the kick off of the SecREEts project, partners gathered on 22-23 November 2018 in Porsgrunn, Norway, for their bi-yearly General Meeting. An opportunity for all project members to gather and discuss recent developments. This time, partners were taken on a tour with REEtec, organisor of the event, on their premises of Herøya where we could notice the recent progress made on the development of their pilot.
For Prospex Institute, this meeting was also a chance to introduce our partners to future stakeholder engagement activities, including Citizen Labs. The first of these yearly consultative workshops is planned for mid-January 2019 in the UK, with more to follow in Norway later in the year. Partners were also invited to brainstorm on their expectations of a Policy Council, a system that will be designed to facilitate knowledge-sharing and discuss future business opportunities in the field of rare earth supply.