Following a very successful meeting in Darwin, Australia, the Centre for Entrepreneurship , SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) is excited to announce that 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 regional development in the Arctic, and enhancing quality of life for regions and cities with a specialisation in mining and resources. This includes how regions and cities can take advantage of the transition to low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient economies, and, attract, retain and develop a skilled workforce. We are particularly pleased to host a pre-conference workshop on 11th June in partnership with the Mining and Metallurgy Regions of EU (MIREU) to assist in implementing this initiative. 

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.

To register interest in participating and/or speaking at the event, and for further information please email on:

Region Vasterbotten:

City of Skellefteå:

For more information on the event, please click here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 2019
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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.