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. 

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


EURACTIV special report on critical raw materials in Europe

EURACTIV is running a special report on Europe's renewed drive for strategic autonomy in relation to critical raw materials. 

European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) launches

Today the European Commission has launched the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA). ERMA was announced as part of the Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials earlier in the month. 

GREENPEG project launches

The Horizon 2020 GREENPEG project, designed to improve exploration in Europe for pegmatites, has launched.

Watch our video to learn more about the project!

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.