The MIREU projects aims to establish a network of European mining and metallurgy regions.


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The EU project MIREU aims to establish a network of mining and metallurgy regions across Europe. The main objective of the project is to identify ways to ensure the sustained and sustainable supply of mineral raw materials to the EU and to promote investment, innovation and growth in the sector.

As mining projects are carried out at regional and local levels, regions are key actors in ensuring a continued supply of mineral raw materials to the European economy. The MIREU project will bring together mining and metallurgy regions from across Europe to work together on improving the conditions for sustainable access and supply of raw materials in the EU. The regions will share their experiences and knowledge to help tackle the fundamental challenges of establishing and maintaining an extractive industry.


Watch MIREU's European SLO video!

The MIREU project is producing European SLO guidelines. Watch this video to find out why they are needed. 

MIREU & OECD: Impacts & opportunities of COVID-19 on mining regions and cities

Join MIREU and the OECD on 23rd June for an online discussion on how mining and metallurgy regions and cities have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stay up to date with MIREU's wide range of activities and follow the developments in the project


Just Transition Platform launches to support coal regions transition towards climate-neutrality

The JTP, which has now launched, will support public and private stakeholders in coal and other carbon-intensive regions so that no regions are left behind has Europe transitions towards climate-neutrality.

MIREU visited by Irish Minister of State at PDAC 2020

In early March at PDAC 2020 in Toronto the Irish Minister of State, with special responsibilities for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Sean Canney called by the EU booth, situated very conveniently next to the Geoscience Ireland booth.

Admissions closing soon for European Mining Course (EMC)

EIT Raw Materials' triple degree Master European Mining Course (EMC) closes its application process next week. The course covers all aspects of the mineral resources mining cycle and is designed to provide a solid understanding of the global mining industry and mining value chains.

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The MIREU project brings together European mining and metallurgy regions to work together on improving conditions for the responsible development and secure supply of mineral raw materials in the EU.

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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.