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 are to:
- 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.