Within the scope of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research & Innovation, the new 36-month project INTRAW has been launched in February 2015 under the coordination of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) to foster international cooperation on raw materials. The overall aim of the INTRAW project is to map best practices and develop new cooperation opportunities related to raw materials between the EU and technologically advanced countries, in response to similar global challenges. On 10 and 11 February 2015, the INTRAW project consortium held its Kick-off meeting in Brussels.