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

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.

MIREU visited by Irish Minister of State at PDAC 2020

In early March at PDAC 2020 in Toronto the Irish Minister of State, with special responsibilities for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Sean Canney called by the EU booth, situated very conveniently next to the Geoscience Ireland booth.

Admissions closing soon for European Mining Course (EMC)

EIT Raw Materials' triple degree Master European Mining Course (EMC) closes its application process next week. The course covers all aspects of the mineral resources mining cycle and is designed to provide a solid understanding of the global mining industry and mining value chains.