MIN-GUIDE: Guidance for innovation friendly minerals policy in Europe

Published date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On February 2016 the MIN-GUIDE project was launched in Vienna.

The MIN-GUIDE project aims to enhance a secure and sustainable supply of minerals in Europe by fostering an innovation friendly minerals policy framework.
More practically, the project will develop a Minerals Policy Guide that serves as a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to minerals policy and legislation at EU and national level.

Throughout its duration, the project foresees numerous activities aimed to foster the creation and management of an engaged stakeholder community.
In particular, five Policy Laboratories addressed at policy-makers and stakeholders will facilitate knowledge co-production and policy-making through exchange of ideas and good practice.
In addition, three Annual Conferences will disseminate the results of the project and promote the Minerals Policy Guide among policy makers and the minerals production stakeholders.
Finally, three online and three onsite trainings will explain the features and application of the Minerals Policy Guide to a larger audience to guarantee its use and usability throughout the projects duration and beyond.

The project consortium includes 10 partners across 9 EU countries. The project runs for three years from February 2015 to January 2019. MIN-GUIDE has received funding under the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission and it is linked to the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials by feeding back its results into the EU policy-making process.