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The 1st MIREU SLO Workshop with the theme Linking SLO and Sustainability: challenges in Europe and lessons from abroad will take place in Rovaniemi, Finland, between 8th May and 9th May 2018. This first SLO Workshop seeks to understand what sustainability – social, environmental, and economic - looks like across Europe’s mining regions and how SLO both reflects this understanding and furthers it.  Through a variety of conversations, story-telling and discussion topics, we will explore international SLO guidance and practices from countries such as Australia, Chile and Canada; the challenges facing junior mining companies in Europe and whether there are practical solutions; SLO as a driver of innovation; and look at how emphasizing the link between the coming energy transition and necessary ramp-up in minerals and metals production can change the negative perception of mining pervasive throughout much of Europe.

The Clustering session will take place in the morning on 9th May with theme: SLO as a driver of innovation. 

Please find attached the draft agenda for the Workshop, as well as a registration form with some practical information on transport, the event venue and accomodation in Rovaniemi. 

You can sign up to the Workshop in the registration form below. 

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Event Location: 
Arktikum, Pohjoisranta 4,
96200 Rovaniemi
Finland
Partner: 

University of Lapland

The Arctic Centre is a part of the University of Lapland, which focuses on Arctic issues, primarily in the areas of the humanities, social science, law and social welfare. The specific research areas include Arctic law and natural resources, indigenous peoples in the Arctic, northern social welfare services, Arctic design and arts, knowledge and learning environments in the Arctic, as well as northern politics and governance.  The Centre conducts high quality local, regional and international research on the Arctic, trains experts on Arctic issues, and conveys information and research results concerning the region. The research blends the perspectives of the natural and social sciences, and the Centre’s multidisciplinary research groups study the social and environmental impacts of global climate change, as well as sustainable development, Arctic anthropology, and environmental and minority law in the region. The research is highly transdisciplinary, and though the focus is the Arctic, research is carried out throughout the rest of Europe, the US and China.  

The Arctic Centre also provides environmental and social impact assessment and nature reporting services for business and public administration, particularly in Lapland and Arctic Russia. The Centre’s high standards and up-to-date research results benefit science and administration as well as inform political decision making and management of various social and environmental problems. The Arctic Centre closely cooperates with major research institutes and other organisations, and the Centre’s researchers serve as specialists on many international, national, and local assignments and processes. The Centre has an ongoing dialogue with indigenous peoples, local residents and other partners within the region.

Yliopistonkatu 8 E
96101 Rovaniemi
Finland
Twitter Handle: 
@ulapland
Contact Person: 
Pamela Lesser
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 776811 — H2020-SC5-2017.