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Developing a concept for a European minerals deposit framework

Objective

The exploitation of minerals in Europe is an indispensable activity to ensure that the present and future needs of the European society can be met. This means that sufficient access is required to explore and exploit minerals. At the same time the mineral needs of our society must be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Accordingly exploitable mineral deposits (known deposits, abandoned mines and historical mining sites) need to be assessed against other land uses, taking into account criteria such as habitats, other environmental concerns, priorities for settlements, etc. Access to mineral deposits, on the other hand, also meets public interests such as raw materials security (compared with many international access options). The deliberation between these diverse land uses requires adequate consideration of the exclusiveness, reversibility, and consequences on the surrounding. The overall objective of MINATURA 2020 is to develop a concept and methodology (i.e. a harmonised European regulatory/guidance/policy framework) for the definition and subsequent protection of “mineral deposits of public importance” in order to ensure their “best use” in the future. Providing a policy planning framework that comprises the “sustainability principle” for mining is the key driving force behind MINATURA.

Coordinator

MINPOL GMBH

Address

Dreistetten 120/1
2753 Markt Piesting

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 280 625

Participants (26)

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PAN EUROPEAN RESERVES AND RESOURCES REPORTING COMMITTEE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 54 125

INDUSTRIAL MINERALS ASSOCIATION EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 68 625

FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES GEOLOGUES

France

EU Contribution

€ 143 437,50

JU ZAVOD ZA GEOLOSKA ISTRAZIVANJA

Montenegro

EU Contribution

€ 29 125

MINISTARSTVO GOSPODARSTVA HERCEGBOSANSKE ZUPANIJE

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Contribution

€ 41 875

POLSKA ACADEMIA NAUK INSTYTUT GOSPODARKI SUROWCAMI MINERALNYMI I ENERGIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 74 000

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 106 125

LA PALMA RESEARCH CENTRE FOR FUTURE STUDIES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 750

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 93 625

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 157 250

ZAVOD ISKRIVA, ISKRISCE ZA RAZVOJ LOKALNIH POTENCIALOV

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 116 250

MAGYAR FOLDTANI ES GEOFIZIKAI INTEZET

Hungary

MINING AND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF HUNGARY

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 103 125

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 47 500

GEOLOSKI ZAVOD SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 146 250

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 59 557,99

ZAVOD ZA PROSTORNO UREDENJE KOPRIVNICKO-KRIZEVACKE ZUPANIJE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 43 187,50

STATNY GEOLOGICKY USTAV DIONYZA STURA

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 84 437,50

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 66 625

DRUSTVO TEHNICNIH VODIJ - POVRSINSKO ODKOPAVANJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 39 125

INSTITUTUL GEOLOGIC AL ROMANIEI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 43 250

UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE - FACULTY OF MINING AND GEOLOGY

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 31 375

MINERAL AND RESOURCE PLANNING ASSOCIATES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 66 625

REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 76 750

GUENTER TIESS

Austria

FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 29 067,01

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642139

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 092 687,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 092 687,50

Coordinated by:

MINPOL GMBH

Austria