Wed, 2014-05-14 14:23

Coal Mine Accident in Western Turkey

Press Release

Brussels, 14 May 2014:

We are deeply sorry to hear about the deaths of 301 miners in a coal mine accident in western Turkey. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and colleagues of the deceased.

Soma Komur Isletmeleri is not a member of Euromines, however, whether a mining operation is a member or not, we are always concerned by an accident such as that at the mine at Soma in Manisa province in Turkey.

The lessons to be learned from this accident, will be identified and shared with the industry at large.

For more information please contact: Veronika Sochorova, Euromines, email:

Mon, 2014-03-24 00:00

Euromines President presents Euromines visions on the 4th Mineral Resources Conference in Athens

General News

The 4th International Conference on Mineral Resources took place at Athens Hilton Hotel on 20 March 2014. The conference was a great success with more than 20 high profile speakers from Greece and abroad.

Thu, 2014-02-20 10:37

Raw Materials University Day

General News

We would like to inform you that the European Commission recently launched a communication campaign ''Raw Materials University Day'' in the framework of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials. The successful implementation of the EIP also depends on the ability to communicate on the challenges of the sustainable supply of raw materials.

Sat, 2014-02-15 10:49

“Before it’s yours, we mine it” online campaign

General News

The website of our Raw Materials Campaign is online. The website is composed of photos which represent the symbolic products/objects/architecture example/etc. of different European countries. We are highlighting the fact that it is mining that provides us with valuable resources which are used for many essential consumer goods, communication networks, housing, infrastructure etc. that we rely on daily. This is done in a visual way accompanied by the slogan: “Before it’s yours, we mine it”. The slogan is translated to a number of European languages and more language versions will be available in the coming weeks.

Thu, 2013-12-05 10:42

Join forces for the EIP on Raw Materials

Press Release

Brussels, 5th December 2013: The European Commissions’ Vice President Antonio Tajani today opened the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM) Annual Conference 2013. The aim of the Conference was to present the Strategic Implementation Plan of the EIP RM, and also the guidelines for the Call for Commitments of the EIP RM.

Wed, 2013-12-04 17:49

Wealth Creation by Mineral Extraction in Europe

Press Release

Brussels: Hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), on 3rd December 2013 Euromines held an event on Wealth Creation by Mineral Extraction in Europe.

Fri, 2013-11-29 09:30

2020 European Resource Management

Press Release

Brussels, 29th November 2013: The Commission funded project “Cobalt” began yesterday its two day conference "Industry and Society’s needs for sustainable management of raw materials in Europe: Exploring solutions for future action". The conference addresses sustainable materials management along the whole value chain and wishes to explore new innovative solutions to resource efficiency and Europe’s growth and employment.

Thu, 2013-11-28 08:57

EESC and Safer by Design

Press Release

Brussels, 27th November 2013: Hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) the European Minerals Foundation Forum together with a whole range of extractive industry associations held an event on “Working together for accident prevention”.

Wed, 2013-09-25 19:35

Strategic Implementation Plan for the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials launched

Press Release

Euromines welcomes the adoption of the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) for the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials first launched by the European Commission on 12th February 2013. The SIP addresses all actions deemed necessary to achieve the objectives and targets of the European Innovation Partnership, including research and development along the value chain, raw materials knowledge, exchange of best practices, revision of selected legislation, licensing steps, standardisation, and policy dialogues. In particular the extractive sector welcomes the acknowledgement of the importance of raw materials for the growth and competitiveness of the European economy and society.

Wed, 2013-09-18 17:07

Euromines President presents new approaches in regulating mine closure at Conference in Cornwall

Press Release

Cornwall, UK: Euromines President Mr. Mark Rachovides today gave one of the keynote speeches at Mine Closure 2013, a global meeting on responsible mine closure. The conference is taking place at the Eden Project, itself a former mine within the world heritage mining landscape of Cornwall. The conference is focusing on mine closure and its socio-economic and environmental legacies, and appeals to engineers, reclamation specialists, community engagement practitioners, environmental scientists, mine managers and planners and economists.