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Wed, 23/06/2021

Future of EU mining regions collaboration

  • Wed, 23/06/2021

The Industrial modernisation S3P Mining industry and the CoMMER (ERRIN Task Force on Raw Materials) invite you to an online roundtable discussion on the future of the EU mining regions collaboration. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the initiatives supporting the networking of mining regions.

The online roundtable will take place on 4th March 2021 from 13:00 - 15:00 CET. 

During the session, the S3P Mining Industry and the task force will be introduced as two sides of the same coin having a common objective to develop responsible EU mining. In addition, we will have an introduction to the H2020 project SCRREEN2 - Solutions for Critical Raw materials - a European Expert Network 2.

The meeting will the share aims and current status of these collaborations and to invite you to a brainstorming session exploring the good practices supporting and strengthening the EU mining regions collaboration. A more detailed agenda and instructions will be shared with registered participants from 1st March 2021 onwards.

Please register here before 18:00 CET on 3rd March, the link to join the meeting on Microsoft Teams will be sent on the morning of 4th March. 


The roundtable will be moderated by Ryan Titley, Director of Projects, ERRIN

13.00 - 13.05

Opening and introduction, Ryan Titley, Director of Projects, ERRIN

13.05 - 13.25

Industrial modernisation S3P Mining industry – Supporting the development of the EU Regional Innovation Hubs of Responsible Mining & Metallurgy Business Solutions, Ilkka Nykänen, partnership coordinator, Business Joensuu, North-Karelia, Finland and supported by the partners

13.25 - 13.45

CoMMER, ERRIN Task Force on Raw Materials – supporting the regions in project making, policy shaping, partnering, and profiling, introduction and background Juha Kaija, Geological Survey of Finland – GTK, MIREU project manager, and commented by the Brussels regional offices’ representatives

13.45 – 14.00

CoMMER and SCRREEN2 - Synergies for improving the raw materials awareness across the EU regions, W. Eberhard Falck, Vice-President, International Raw Materials Observatory

14.00 – 14.45

Open roundtable – moderated by the Ryan Titley, Director of Projects, ERRIN

What are your expectations from the European regional collaboration?

How the regions can operationalise their role in the implementation of the responsible mining and metallurgy industries?

How to maximise the EU investments to develop sustainable regional and interregional mining ecosystems?

How can regional cooperation promote a competitive mining & metallurgy sector and sustainable solutions?

How the existing platforms Mining industry S3P and CoMMER can support each other?

14.45 – 15.00

Conclusions and next steps, Mika Riipi, County Governor, Lapland, Finland

Find more information below:

Industrial modernisation S3P Mining industry:

CoMMER - the Council of Mining and Metallurgy European Regions, which will operate as an ERRIN task force:

The MIREU project:


Attached you can find the brochures introducing the CoMMER and S3P Mining industry & REMIX Interreg Europe and MIREU H2020 projects.

Thank you for attending, the presentations are available to view and download on this page. 

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