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Docu Made in Europe: From mine to electric vehicle

Nov 13, 2023
19:00 - 21:00
Aula Vesalius
Andreas Vesaliusstraat 11
3000 Leuven
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KU Leuven cordially invites you to attend a special documentary sneak preview.

Will Europe control its own fate on electric vehicles (EVs)? On 13 November, KU Leuven will host a screening of the documentary Made in Europe: From mine to electric vehicle with a panel discussion to follow. The future of European decarbonisation and cleantech-based reindustrialisation efforts hinges on the minerals going into EVs, wind turbines…

KU Leuven’s own Peter Tom Jones, Director of the KU Leuven Institute of Sustainable Metals and Minerals (SIM²), delves into the Nordic mines, refineries and battery plants that will determine EV self-sufficiency in the 21st century. Jones also has an extraordinary meeting with a key spokesperson of the indigenous, reindeer-herding Sami people in their homeland, “Sapmi”.

The film will be introduced by Rector Luc Sels, and Jones and Julia Poliscanova of Transport & Environment will appear on a panel after the screening to discuss the film and the EV battery supply chain, with a reception to follow.


19.00: Welcome by Piet Wostyn, KU Leuven
19.05: Introduction by Luc Sels, Rector KU Leuven
19.20: Sneak preview Made in Europe: From mine to electric vehicle
20.10: Panel debate with Julia Poliscanova (Senior director at Transport & Environment) & Peter Tom Jones (Presenter Documentary, KU Leuven) + Q&A with the audience
20.40: Acknowledgements
20.50: Reception


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