Sustainable extractives for the EU

ERRIN continues to investigate the relationship between European Raw Materials policy and the overarching topic of the European Green Deal. Securing the sustainable supply of metals and minerals is of paramount importance to meet Europe’s energy and climate targets by 2030.

ERRIN is a partner in the Horizon 2020 project MIREU, a network of mining and metallurgy regions in Europe. The project is now coming to close and ERRIN is responsible for ensuring its continuation through the setting up of a task force that will extend the networking of Europe's mining and metallurgy regions beyond the project's lifetime. 



Learn more about the MIREU project and ERRIN's role within it.


ERRIN together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway are organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in Horizon Europe.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

EPRS: Ten Issues to Watch in 2021

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) has published its annual report 'Ten issues to watch in 2021'. The document provides in-depth analysis on what its policy analysts identify as the key issues to watch in 2021.

  • By Ryan Titley

Green Deal: Sustainability for the EU Extractive Industries

As ERRIN continues to investigate the relationship between European Raw Materials policy and the overarching topic of the European Green Deal, we would like to invite our members to get in touch if they are interested in supporting a Task Force on this topic.  

  • By Hilary Webb

MIREU Survey on Perceptions of Mining in Europe

The MIREU project has launched a survey that aims to gauge perceptions of mining across Europe. The survey works towards a key goal of the project - understanding people's thoughts, feelings and expectations in regards to mining. By participating in the 15-20 minute survey you will influence industry practices and government policy by helping MIREU to set new guidelines for a responsible mining and metallurgy sector. 

  • By Hilary Webb

World Circular Economy Forum + Climate

The Netherlands and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra welcome representatives of governments, international organisations, knowledge institutes, the private sector and citizens to a virtual conference on the role of circular economy in achieving climate neutrality. 

  • By Hilary Webb

A circular economy at the heart of climate action: how materials connect the dots in the EU Green Deal

MEPs Maria Spyraki and Mohammed Chahim are to host an online event on the importance of materials in Europe's green transition.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Raw Materials Week 2021

The sixth edition of EU Raw Materials Week will take place in Brussels and online this November.