What is MIREU?
The EU project MIREU aims to establish a network of mining and metallurgy regions across Europe. The main objective of the project is to identify ways to ensure the sustained and sustainable supply of mineral raw materials to the EU and to promote investment, innovation and growth in the sector.
As mining projects are carried out at regional and local levels, regions are key actors in ensuring a continued supply of mineral raw materials to the European economy. The MIREU project will bring together mining and metallurgy regions from across Europe to work together on improving the conditions for sustainable access and supply of raw materials in the EU. The MIREU consortium is comprised of 30 partners from 16 European mining and metallurgy regions.
With many European sectors and jobs depending on the access to mineral raw materials, the EU is committed to secure the reliable and unhindered access to these materials. The MIREU project will bring together European mining and metallurgy regions to work together on improving the conditions for the responsible development and secure supply of raw materials in the EU. The regions will share their experiences and knowledge to help tackle the fundamental challenges of establishing and maintaining an extractive industry.
The objectives of the MIREU project:
- Map synergies between mining and metallurgy regions.
- Identify favourable conditions for raw material development.
- Engage with stakeholders and wider society to raise public awareness about the need for minerals and the importance of responsible practices and a sustained supply within Europe.
- Develop EU level Social License to Operate (SLO) Guidelines and an accompanying Toolkit.