Tue, 2019-11-26 10:31

European industries unite to call for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

Press Release

Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, today published its new Joint Paper ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’. Through cross-sectoral recommendations, the Industry4Europe coalition contributes to the future EU industrial strategy announced by European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen.

Thu, 2019-11-21 10:51

The effective management of electricity costs compensation, an essential element for achieving the EU climate goals

General News

As the recognized representative of the European metals and minerals mining industry covering more than 42 different metals and minerals and employing 350.000 directly and about four times as many indirectly, Euromines welcomes a European Green Deal to put Europe on the right track to a sustainable future and ensure that no one is left behind and is prepared to take all the necessary measures to make Europe the world's first climate neutral continent.

Wed, 2019-11-20 14:48

Our future depends on mineral raw materials

General News

Euromines is publishing a brief overview of the importance of mineral raw materials for the EU future development. Raw materials are the key enablers of many important policies that will shape our future, such as adaptation to and mitigation of the climate change challenges.

Tue, 2019-11-19 10:28

The European mineral raw materials industry enabling SDGs

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The European mineral raw materials industry enabling the UN Sustainable Development Goals leaflet is now available to download.

Fri, 2019-11-15 13:31

Sustainable Mining for Sustainable Development

General News

More than 110 experts met last week in Brno, Czech Republic, to participate in the International Conference on Sustainable Mining organised by Těžební unie (Czech Mining Association) in cooperation with Euromines, under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Czech Mining Authority. 

Fri, 2019-10-25 14:40

Final SUPRIM Conference took place in Brussels

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More than 40 experts - representing policy makers, academic and sustainability assessment communities, sustainability managers and practitioners and the primary production sector - met this week for the Final Conference of the SUPRIM Project in Brussels.

Sat, 2019-10-12 20:05

Value from the outcomes of SUPRIM - product brochure published

General News

Resource accessibility for humans in the future is a complex concept and therefore needs to be adequately understood and reflected. The general equations for characterisation Life Cycle Impact Assessment models developed by SUPRIM represent a new state-of-art and are the most reliable of their kind thanks to the unique mix of expertise existing within the project consortium. Read more in the SUPRIM final product publication.

Mon, 2019-09-30 11:00

“Care: Care, Adaptation, Responsibility, Engagement” Annual Report 2018 published

General News

The 2018 Annual Report entitled “Care: Care, Adaptation, Responsibility, Engagement” is now available for download. This year’s report addresses the unique role of the European mineral raw materials extraction industry in achieving broader EU goals of sustainability and climate change mitigation.

Tue, 2019-07-09 21:20

Mining region in Saxony and Bohemia recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site

General News

After much urging by Prague and Berlin, UNESCO has officially added a new region to the list of World Heritage Sites. The region spans the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, and therefore, goes by more than one names: Erzgebirge in German, Krušnohoří in Czech and the Ore Mountains in English.

Thu, 2019-07-04 06:28

Euromines lifts hood on sustainability methodology

General News

An EU project that aims to improve ways of measuring and assessing the sustainable use of natural resources could one day have a major impact on the European and even the global mining industry.
The project's main objective is to come up with a better approach to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a concept that has been around for about 30 years but which has focused too much in the past on extraction of natural resources, according to Euromines deputy director Johannes Drielsma.