Robert Tomas


Policy Official
European Commission, DG GROW - Raw Materials

Dr. Robert Tomas holds a Master’s degree in geochemistry from Charles University in Prague and PhD in geoinformatics from the Masaryk University in Brno. Between 1995 and 2009 he worked in the Czech Geological Survey, including as the Deputy Director for Informatics. In 2009, he joined the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre to implement the EU INSPIRE Directive. In 2020, he joined the Energy Intensive Industry & Raw Materials Unit in DG GROW as a Policy official responsible for international partnerships on raw materials with Western Balkan, Eastern Partnership and Central Asia countries, the EU critical raw materials projects database and the European Raw Materials Alliance.

Session 4
19 April 2023 / 16:00 - 17:30 | Sary Arka 1

Strategic Partnership between Kazakhstan and the European Union on sustainable raw materials, batteries and hydrogen value chains

The Memorandum of Understanding between the European Union and Kazakhstan on a Strategic Partnerships on Sustainable Raw Materials, Batteries and renewable hydrogen value chains was signed on 7 November 2022. The aim is to bring about closer integration of critical raw materials, batteries and renewable hydrogen value chains, with mutual benefits.

While the MoU sets the vision, defines the areas of cooperation, and provides a political framework for the enhanced cooperation, the Roadmap, that is being finalised by the key stakeholders, represents a concrete set of actions to advance the goals of the Partnership for the upcoming period (2023 – 2024).

During the panel discussion I will shortly present the partnership scope including the outline of the agreed actions from the Roadmap.