MIREU

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.

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

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Open access article: Rethinking the concept of small-scale mining

An EU Horizon Impact project concerned with small-scale mining (SSM) and related sustainability aspects has recently published an article that may be of interest to the MIREU community.

Edumine & EIT Raw Materials needs assessment survey

EIT Raw Materials and Edumine are developing an assessment of the skills gap in the mining environmental engineering field and invite stakeholders to complete a survey.

European Commission presents new action plan on Critical Raw Materials

The European Commission has presented a new action plan on critical raw materials. The plan, published alongside the 2020 list of critical raw materials and a foresight study, will work to make Europe's raw materials supply more secure and sustainable. 

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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.