Following a very successful meeting in Darwin, Australia, the 3rd OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities will be hosted by the city of Skellefteå, Sweden on 12th-13th June 2019.

The meeting in Skellefteå will have a special focus on the transition to the green economy, and innovative ways to attract, retain and develop a skilled workforce. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about leading practices related to mining and regional development in the Arctic. The MIREU project will co-organise a pre-conference workshop on improving quality of life outcomes for mining regions and cities on 11th June together with the OECD.

The meeting is part of a global OECD activity to enable regions and cities with a specialisation in mining and resources to:

  • Develop global guidance and evidence on regional development policies for industry, national and sub-national governments, and non-government organisations to cooperate on addressing shared challenges;
  • Produce case studies and tools that provide recommendations and support for regions and cities to implement better regional development policies;
  • Develop a global platform for mining regions and cities through events and peer-reveiw that enables knowledge sharing, advocacy and dialogue between public/private sectors and local communities on better policies.

For more information on the event, please click here.

You can register for the conference here.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 2019
Event Location: 
Skellefteå
Sweden

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 776811 — H2020-SC5-2017.