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


Intensified collaboration in East and North Finland through MIREU & REMIX

Read about how MIREU partner regions North Karelia and Lapland from Finland have been activators in the development of interregional collaboration among all East and North Finland Regions through the joint efforts of MIREU and REMIX.

The UK's 'green future' and mining in the south west

A MIREU partner from the Camborne School of Mines – University of Exeter has published an article discussing the need for sustainably sourced raw materials to meet increasing demand and how the UK, in particular the south west, could be part of the addressing these challenges. 

Critical raw materials identified in EPRS 'Ten issues to watch in 2021'

Critical raw materials for Europe has been identified as one of the top ten issues to watch in 2021, according to a special report by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). The annual report sees policy analysts identify the most relevant issues. 

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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.