Following a very successful meeting in Darwin, Australia, the 3rd OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities will be hosted by the city of Skellefteå, Sweden on 12th-13th June 2019.

The meeting in Skellefteå will have a special focus on the transition to the green economy, and innovative ways to attract, retain and develop a skilled workforce. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about leading practices related to mining and regional development in the Arctic. The MIREU project will co-organise a pre-conference workshop on improving quality of life outcomes for mining regions and cities on 11th June together with the OECD.

The meeting is part of a global OECD activity to enable regions and cities with a specialisation in mining and resources to:

  • Develop global guidance and evidence on regional development policies for industry, national and sub-national governments, and non-government organisations to cooperate on addressing shared challenges;
  • Produce case studies and tools that provide recommendations and support for regions and cities to implement better regional development policies;
  • Develop a global platform for mining regions and cities through events and peer-reveiw that enables knowledge sharing, advocacy and dialogue between public/private sectors and local communities on better policies.

For more information on the event, please click here.

You can register for the conference here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 2019
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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.