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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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The MIREU project recently organised a high-level workshop on ‘Governance and Policy within Mining and Metallurgy EU Regions’, which was hosted by our project partner ICAMCyL in León, Spain. The workshop gathered regional authorities from several European regions and experts in the field of raw materials and mining, to discuss the future of mining...
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...
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...
The European raw material partners from the abiotic and biotic sectors are currently preparing a Research & Innovation Roadmap 2050 that will lay out key research and innovation actions required to: • secure a sustainable and competitive supply of raw materials to European industries,
• boost the sector’s jobs and competitiveness, and...
26 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
Automated cars, SMART technology, Internet of Things – the technological revolution will bring about a whole new range of products and innovative services in the coming decades. These developments will also have a significant impact on the added value of the extractive industry and its downstream branches. That is why the European raw materials...
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...
12 Nov 2018 to 16 Nov 2018
Following the success of the 1st and the 2nd edition of the Raw Materials Week, the 3rd edition will take place in Brussels from 12-16 November 2018. The Raw Materials Week is a good opportunity for the raw materials community to discuss and exchange on all relevant issues: policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, etc....
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...
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. ...
03 Mar 2019 to 06 Mar 2019
This year's PDAC is organised between 3-6 March at the Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.  The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention is the leading convention for people, companies and organisations in, or connected with, mineral exploration. In addition to meeting over 1,000 exhibitors, 3,500 investors and 25,600...
GKZ, DG Grow and EASME welcome you to this new conference format which is an approach to increase impact from exploitation by merging different stakeholder groups and grant programs from EU, national and regional level. The topic of the research area comprises RDI and CAS actions around the valorization of domestic European raw materials resources...
20 May 2019 to 22 May 2019
The Raw Materials Summit is the flagship event organised by the EIT RawMaterials and will take place in May 2019. The event will gather experts from Europe and the rest of the world to discuss strategies in relation to raw materials supply and access, innovation in the raw materials value chain as well as entrepreneurship and education. The Summit...
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...

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