European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)

Design and Formulation of an EU CRM Project in Canada

Last update: May 22, 2024 Last update: May 22, 2024


Start Date:Jul 1, 2023
End Date:Dec 31, 2023
Contract value: EUR 16
Sectors:Programme & Resource Management Programme & Resource Management
Categories:Consulting services
Date posted:May 22, 2024

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Kisserup was contracted by CESO CI International as a follow-up on a study on Critical Raw Materials on six key Critical Raw Materials (CRM) (Magnesium, Nickel, Graphite, Lithium, REE, and Cobalt) for EC DG GROW.

Following the results of the previous CRM study, the EU is aiming to support a self-standing project to support all three pillars of the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership on Raw Materials:  1) the integration of Canada-EU raw material value chains; 2) science, technology, and innovation collaboration; and 3) environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria and standards. Consequently, the objective of the current project was to engage with the recommendations of the previous CRM study and build on them to design and create an actionable project on CRM.

Kisserup fully met the contractual obligations and completed all the project elements and deliverables as per the contract. This project was completed on time and within budget.

Highlights of Services Provided:

  • Regular updates with the client to provide feedback on the research findings.
  • Stakeholder consultations with private and public sector
  • Elaborate a Kick-off Note with the work plan for the assignment
  • Elaborate a Concept Note with Problem Analysis and Options for Action related to the implementation of the EU-Canada Strategic partnership on Critical Minerals (CRM)
  • Elaborate a detailed description of the action with overall objective, specific objectives, expected outputs and indicative activities
  • Link the action with the mainstreaming of the fight against climate change, gender equality and ESG principles
  • Identify risks of the action implementation as well as impact and mitigation measures and the lessons learnt from past activities
  • Propose an integrated intervention logic with a detailed logical framework matrix
  • Propose an indicative budget for all the components of the action

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