Read all the latest news from the MIREU project and the European mining and metallurgy community

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. 

Conclusions from workshop on funding tomorrow's raw materials sector

On 25 and 26 May GKZ and NOVA organised MIREU’s first online workshop: Funding Tomorrow’s Raw Materials (RM) Sector. The organisers have summed up the events key discussion ahead of the publication of a report. 

Recover value chains, upskill & automate: Interview with the OECD on how the mining sector can prepare for future crises

Last month MIREU co-hosted a meeting with the OECD on the impacts and opportunities of COVID-19 on mining regions and cities. As part of the event the OECD conducted a survey of regional stakeholders on the same subject. Read this interview with the team from OECD Mining Regions and Cities who share their conculsions from the webinar.

Just Transition Platform launches to support coal regions transition towards climate-neutrality

The JTP, which has now launched, will support public and private stakeholders in coal and other carbon-intensive regions so that no regions are left behind has Europe transitions towards climate-neutrality.