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Under this topic the Saxon Liaison Office in Brussels, represented by Director Christian Avenarius, welcomed about 60 representatives from mainly Brussels based institutions to the side event From Saxony for Europe - Skills and Research for the Mining of the Future at the European Week of Regions and Cities. The focal point  of the event was the...
Until recently, mining was a synonym for the industrial crisis of “old” Europe. Mine shafts became a part of our industrial heritage and a reminder for a vanished tradition. But times have changed: mining in Europe plays a more and more important role in securing access to important raw materials for the future. But where are the experts and the...
The electric car revolution, together with the increasing demand for electronics and renewable energy technologies, has led to a rise in the prices for tin and lithium. It is expected that the demand for lithium will rise two to threefold by 2025, due to its use in electric consumables and for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The...
As part of the stakeholder engagement and networking of regions, MIREU partner GKZ Freiberg carried out a one-day ‘Seminar on Cultural and Industrial World Heritage in Mining and Metallurgy – a European Fact-Finding’. The seminar, a follow-up measure of the Regional Kick-off Conference of GKZ, was well perceived and contributed to the clustering...
Euromines has published a new brochure on best practices on reducing NOx and CO gases in the extractive industry, as keeping workers healthy is essential to the success of mining companies. For this to happen, hazards such as toxic chemicals in the workplace need to be identified, and the risks associated with them from any possible exposure needs...
The Nordic Mining Investment Conference 2018 will cover a wide base of mining information. The emphasis will be firmly fixed on the outlook for the Nordic mining sector, with particular focus on legislation, financing, mining investment and mine developments. The conference will highlight on a Nordic perspective and attract miners, stakeholders,...
27 Jun 2019 to 28 Jun 2019
The MiningForum brings together the industry’s top decision makers, experts and specialists every two years to discuss topics related to mining. The event offers a comprehensive panorama view of various complex topics related to raw materials. The increasingly international event has a long tradition and is well established in the mining industry...
01 Nov 2018 to 02 Nov 2018
The EuroSciCon Conference on Mining and Metallurgy is hosted by EuroSciCon and focuses on the innovatory approach for innovation and invention in mining and metallurgy. Metal 2018 aims to share new ideas amongst the professionals, industrialists and students from the research areas of mining and metallurgy, materials science, chemistry and physics...
10 Dec 2018 to 12 Dec 2018
The 8th Peer Review Visit of the REMIX project will take place in Fundão in Portugal between 10-12 December 2018. Find more information and the agenda here.
06 Jun 2018 to 07 Jun 2018
Mining Investment Europe is a strategic mining conference and exhibition for the leaders of the mining, quarrying and construction materials industries, bringing together 250 attendees from 20 countries. Mining companies, investors, governments and service providers travel from all over Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America for three days of...
MIREU partner GKZ will conduct a sequence of seminars for identification of Cultural and Industrial Heritage issues, starting with a kick-off at the GKZ premises in Freiberg, Saxony, on 7th June 2018. The aim of this first seminar is to unite applicants and managers of Heritage sites in order to exchange experience and expertise in increasing ...
The 2nd OECD meeting of Mining Regions and Cities, will be hosted by the city of Darwin from 20-24 November 2018. The event will include a special focus on mining and extractive industries and regional development in Southeast Asia, and innovative partnerships between indigenous communities and the mining industry. Following the conference on 20-...
On February 21, 2018, Leuven will host a unique Symposium on the topic of the Social License to Operate for mining (and recycling) of critical metals for cleantech applications. Rather than focusing on the technical challenges for critical metal extraction/recycling, this Symposium takes a step back, reflects on a number of intriguing questions...
The venue of the conference will be announced shortly! The 6th International Conference on Mining, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering (MMME'19) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to mining, material and metallurgical engineering.  The goal of MMME'19 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances...
The twelfth Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference -  one of the largest and most significant exploration and mining industry events in Europe - will be held again in Levi, Lapland, Finland on 29 - 31 October 2019. The biannual FEM, founded in 1998, brings together exploration and mining industry leaders, experts and researchers from...
23 May 2018 to 24 May 2018
Modern mining needs to be profitable, it should operate with environmental integrity, be considerate of social concerns and be supported by effective government systems. At the same time, mining companies face operational challenges. Such challenges will only be solved through very important changes, in the way the mining sector engages with...
04 Jun 2019 to 06 Jun 2019
MineTronics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geo-Engineering, Mining and Geology and the Mining Committee of Polish Acadamy of Sciences (PAN) are announcing the 39th APCOM (Application Of Computers And Operations Research In The Mineral Industry) conference to be performed on June 04 – 06, 2019 in Wroclaw under the...
15 Oct 2018 to 17 Oct 2018
The growing popularity of caving methods around the world is largely due to the very low production cost and the intrinsic safety associated with the mining approach. It is often the only viable mining method for some of the lower grade massive orebodies that are becoming too deep for open pit mining. Strategically, most medium and large mining...
19 Feb 2019 to 20 Feb 2019
The German Environment Agency (UBA) is hosting an international conference on environmental issues of mineral and metal supply and mining. It will bring together decision makers and experts in the thematic areas of mining, raw material supply, environmental assessment, climate change, sustainable supply chain management and sustainable resource...
What? The 1st International Conference on High Performance Mining - HPM2018 will showcase best-practice examples of mining operations along different levers for productivity improvement. The objective is to get a comprehensive view of relevant aspects related to high performance and increased productivity. Mining companies and technology providers...
European Mining Business Forum is an event that is held at the initiative of Bulgarian Mining Chamber from 2010 onwards. It is one of a kind in Bulgaria and the country has a host as one of the European countries with developed mining industry and a significant experience in prospecting and exploration of mineral resources. EMBF is a platform for...
This will be the first in a series of high-level policy workshops, focusing on the future of mining and metallurgy sectors in European regions. This one-day event will provide a platform for the exchange of best practices between high-level representatives of EU regions, with the aim of exploring ways for a common mining approach to raw materials...
The METS conference and trade show will take place for the first time in Madrid in spring 2018. The event will provide an opportunity for EU and Latin American partners to meet in person to further realize the vision of a mutually beneficial and continuous cooperation in mining and all related sectors. The conference will feature speakers who are...
Until recently, mining was a synonym for the industrial crisis of “old” Europe. Mine shafts became a part of our industrial heritage and a reminder for a vanished tradition. But the times have changed: Beyond coal and steel today mining in Europe plays a more and more important role in securing access to important raw materials for the future. ...
16 Jun 2018 to 21 Jun 2018
Human existence and progress is based on a sustainable supply of energy, minerals and water.  In order to provide resources, we must understand the complexity of the Earth. Equally important is the need to develop and utilize these resources in better and cleaner ways that minimize impacts. Success will require a consensus on how we work together...
The MIREU Regional Kick-Off Conference for the Region of Saxony, Germany, will take place in Dresden on 1st March 2018. The conference is supported by the Saxon State Ministry of Economy and Labor, all Saxon Chambers of Commerce, raw material associations and the Helmholtz Freiberg Institute of Resource Technology, thus displaying the three...
13 Jun 2019 to 14 Jun 2019
The organising committee of the 2nd International Conference Mines of the Future, invites you to Aachen, Germany. Modern mining needs to be profitable, it should operate with environmental integrity, be considerate of social concerns and be supported by effective government systems. At the same time, mining companies face operational challenges....
The mining and metals industries are facing times of considerable change. Extended periods of declining commodity prices and reduced demand are heightening the urgency at board level to find innovative solutions. By embracing digital technology and looking beyond traditional business processes, successful organisations are applying new...

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