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Dear Participants of the Minerals4EU Final Conference,

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to each of you who participated in Minerals4EU Final Conference in Brussels last Tuesday, 25th August.

Over 90 persons from 55 organizations and 27 countries gave their time and resources to attend and to contribute. You made Minerals4EU Final Conference a success and it was a great pleasure to see so many of you there!

Hopefully you enjoyed both the scientific part and the social programme and that you used the opportunity to extend your existing networks. I am sure that the cooperation with most of you will continue in the near future.

I would like to give special thanks to the Speakers of the conference and to the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) for hosting us during the event, and furthermore to effective teams who did outstanding work in organizing the event: RBINS, EuroGeoSurveys and GTK.

The presentations from the conference can be downloaded below in this page or at

At the front page of the Minerals4EU website there is a direct link to the European Minerals Knowledge Data Platform (EU-MKDP) and a YouTube video showing instructions and examples how to use the Platform. The Platform contains Mineral Resources Database and Knowledge Documents, Map Viewer and Minerals Yearbook. The Foresight Study reports will be added there later. More public Minerals4EU deliverables can be found at

Best wishes,
Juha Kaija (GTK)
Project Manager

Download presentations:

Mineral Industry Cluster − Improved self-sufficiency for Europe and a global trendsetter
Kirsti Loukola-Ruskeeniemi, Director, Mining and Metallurgical Industry, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland

Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe − Minerals4EU. Overview and Achievements
Nikolaos Arvanitidis, Minerals4EU Scientific Coordinator, Geological Survey of Sweden/Chair of EuroGeoSurveys Mineral Resources Expert Group

Now that we have the Data, how can we grow the Industry? − The UEPG Perspective
Jim O´Brien, CSR Consulting and Honorary President of UEPG, the European Aggregates Association

Minerals4EU in the context of EU raw materials policy
Slavko Solar, Policy Officer - Mining and Minerals Sector at European Commission; DG Growth, Unit C 2

Sustainable Minerals Intelligence Network
David Ovadia, Minerals4EU WP2 Deputy Leader & Exploitation Manager, EuroGeoSurveys

Work Package 4 Mineral Statistics
Teresa Brown, Minerals4EU WP4 Leader & Evi Petavratzi, British Geological Survey, NERC

Work Package 5 The EU-MKDP (Minerals Knowledge Data Platform)
Daniel Cassard, Minerals4EU WP5 Leader & François Tertre, French Geological Survey, BRGM

Work Package 6 Session: Looking ahead − Exploring different facets of European Raw Material Supply
Dominic Wittmer, BGR

Access to European Mineral Raw Material deposits
Barbara Radwanek-Bąk, PGI

The European raw material Potential: Case study Greenland
Lars Lund Sørensen & Karen Hanghøj, GEUS

Access to European deposits: Societal challenges, Case study Sweden
Mugdim Islamovic, SGU

Access to MRM deposits in European countries and associated territories.
Case Study: Aggregates plans and their future: a view from South East Europe (SEE) countries
Željko Dedić, HGI-CGS

Recycling as source for secondary raw materials, Demand
Henning Wilts, Wuppertal Institute

Mine waste as future raw material potential – Case study. Future minerals potential from the Cínovec tailing deposit, Czech Republic
Petr Rambousek, CGS

Mine waste as future raw material potential
Petr Rambousek, CGS

The role of the National Inventory of Closed Mining Waste Facilities for the Assessment of Secondary Mineral Raw Materials – Hungarian case study
Zoltán Horváth, MFGI 

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