The workshop on "Our Phosphorus Raw Materials. Our Food. Our Future - V4's resilience in the face of pandemic" is the first event organised by the PhosV4 partners. It will include a session setting out the partners' competences and the project's scope, which will pave the way towards building a Phosphorus Friends Club in the Visegrad Group (V4 – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia).
The Phos4You (P4Y) project addresses the phosphorus (P) challenge. P is a nutrient essential for all living organisms, but despite being a finite resource it is largely wasted today. The EU acknowledged this by adding phosphate rock to its list of critical raw materials in 2014. We need to boost the use of secondary raw P. The project addresses rural, urban and port areas in North Western Europe.
The workshop is crucial for successfully implementing the project, as it will launch an international debate on the importance of P raw materials for human survival in the face of a possible threat and disruption of phosphorus imports, one consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is vital for the V4 countries: they have no P mines of their own and so do not have primary sources but by joining forces, they can work together to develop solutions securing P supply.
The workshop is intended for students - at bachelor's, master's and PhD level - and professionals with a scientific background in environmental, economic, social and law matters.
The workshop will take place online on 8 December from 13:00 to 15:00 CET. For more information on this event, which is part of the 2nd International Conference Strategies toward Green Deal Implementation: Water, Raw Materials & Energy, and to register, please click here.