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SUstainable Management in EXtractive industries

Objective

In order to foster more, but sustainable mineral production in the EU, SUMEX (SUstainable Management in EXtractive industries) will establish a sustainability framework for the extractive industry in Europe. It does so by considering the Sustainable Development Goals, the European Green Deal, as well as EU Social License to Operate considerations and will involve stakeholders from industry, government, academia and civil society backgrounds from all across the EU. This framework is then applied across the extractive value chain to analyse the mineral, as well as relevant economic, environmental and social policy frameworks of the EU, member states and selected regions along five focus areas - socio-economic and environmental impact assessments, land use planning, health and safety, reporting official statistics and permitting processes/policy integration-to find, or build, where needed, good practices or tools for an open access toolkit, which will be embedded in a broader Community of Practise (CoP) and which forms the basis for capacity building. This CoP will consider relevant stakeholder groups, with a focus on permitting authorities, across the EU, providing a digital platform and using a series of workshops and webinars.
In SUMEX, the experience from other projects like MINGUIDE, MINLAND, MIREU, STRADE builds a powerful foundation for addressing the challenge of how best to implement sustainability considerations into the whole raw materials value chain.
What makes SUMEX stand out, is that a) it involves Andalusia as a regional partner to act as 1) a test case and 2) to involve other regions, i.e. those represented in MIREU and the OECD Mining Regions and Cities Initiative, to participate in SUMEX; as well as having access to the informal network of mining authorities and b) by employing two practical use cases, involving industry partners, for two important and completely different raw material groups – construction and battery materials.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 424 750

Participants (9)

OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 910
Address
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 158 750
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 322 375
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LAPIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 178 500
Address
Yliopistonkatu 8 E Wing 3Rf Floor
96101 Rovaniemi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 140 777,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES GEOLOGUES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 282 812,50
Address
Rue Jenner 13
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
BOLIDEN MINERAL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 51 676,25
Address
.
932 81 Skelleftehamn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNION EUROPEENNE DES PRODUCTEURS DE GRANULATS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 47 720
Address
Rue D'arlon 21
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
CONSEJERIA DE HACIENDA INDUSTRIA Y ENERGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 69 280
Address
Juan Antonio Vizarron, S/n, Isla De La Cartuja
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)