Wolfgang Reimer

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Under this topic the Saxon Liaison Office in Brussels, represented by Director Christian Avenarius, welcomed about 60 representatives from mainly Brussels based institutions to the side event From Saxony for Europe - Skills and Research for the Mining of the Future at the European Week of Regions and Cities. The focal point  of the event was the Freiberg based research mine, which is a fully operational active mine and in-situ lab for underground research. The Rector of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Professor Barbknecht, opened this half-day event which was a
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As part of the stakeholder engagement and networking of regions, MIREU partner GKZ Freiberg carried out a one-day ‘Seminar on Cultural and Industrial World Heritage in Mining and Metallurgy – a European Fact-Finding’. The seminar, a follow-up measure of the Regional Kick-off Conference of GKZ, was well perceived and contributed to the clustering assisted by MIREU partner Technical University of Athens. It combined regional heritage valorisation in terms of site development, World Heritage application, and implementation. Also project related heritage valorisation was on the agenda a
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‘Sweet kisses’ from Brussels and Dresden, made by the best chocolatiers, were given to each speaker after their presentations. This selection of Belgian and Saxon pralines illustrates how European regions contribute to Europe´s wealth. However, it is not only the art of fine living that makes Saxony an outstanding region on our continent, but also the diversity in geological resources, entrepreneurship and peoples´ commitment to mining and metallurgy for the past 800 years. MIREU partner GKZ Freiberg decided to mark the kick-off of the ambitious MIREU project with a conferen
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Wolfgang Reimer

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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.