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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched in 2017 a project to develop recommendations for improving and supporting the implementation of better regional development policies in a mining and extractives context, and to increase the collaboration and knowledge sharing among mining regions and cities. As the...
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The MIREU project has since the start collaborated closely with its sister project REMIX (Interreg Europe). The two projects do not only share eight partners but are also closely linked through their objectives and ambitions. Both projects put great emphasis on the need for European mining and metallurgy regions to collaborate and to map synergies...
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On 23-25 October 2018, the MIREU project organised a workshop focusing on 'SLO and Regional Development Perspectives' in Leoben, Austria, as the second in a series of three Social License to Operate workshops that explore the concept of SLO and the linkages between SLO and regional development. The objectives of the workshop were twofold; on the...
17 Dec 2018
What is a man engine? A man engine was a contraption of moving ladders and stationary platforms designed to move miners up and down mine shafts in the 19th century. That’s what a man engine was, but this is what it is now. Standing at 11 metres tall, this steam powered Cornish Miner from Golden Tree Productions is the largest mechanical puppet...
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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-...
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...
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...
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 aim of the event is to strategically partner clusters and specialised eco-systems across Europe and to show best practice in such collaboration as well as to stimulate new partnerships. The objective is to analyse the eco-systems and networking potential of EU industrial clusters to foster their industrial members competitiveness in exploiting...
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. ...
Following a very successful meeting in Darwin, Australia, 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 the transition to the green economy, and innovative ways to attract, retain and develop a skilled workforce....

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