ERA-NET Confund on Raw Materials (ERA-MIN) is a global, innovative and flexible pan-European network of research funding organisations, supported by EU Horizon 2020, that counts now with its third edition, ERA-MIN3 (2020-2025) and builds on the experience of the FP7 ERA-NET ERA-MIN (2011-2015) and the still running ERA-MIN 2 (2016-2022).
ERA-MIN aims to support the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM), the EU Raw Materials Initiative and further develop the raw materials (RM) sector in Europe through funding of transnational research and innovation (R&I) activities. This will be achieved through calls designed and developed specifically for the non-fuel, non-food raw materials sector.
ERA-MIN3: RAW MATERIALS FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY aims to improve synergy, coordination and coherence between regional, national and EU funding in the raw materials sector by reducing fragmentation of raw materials funding across Europe and globally, as well as, improving the use of human and financial resources, the competitiveness and the environmental, social, health and safety issues of raw materials operations through supporting of transnational, excellent and translational R&I activities. It is built on the success of ERA-MIN 2: RESEARCH & INNOVATION PROGRAMME ON RAW MATERIALS TO FOSTER CIRCULAR ECONOMY, which is still running. Successively, ERA-MIN2 is built on the experience of ERA-MIN (2011-2015) whose aim was to bring together a significant number of funding and programming organisations to support the development of the non-energy mineral raw materials research area in Europe.
As part of the Raw Mat - 2023 (2nd International Conference on Raw Materials and Circular Economy) ERA-MIN organizes three sessions which address recent research results and future challenges and research needs for raw materials and the circular economy. Until now ERA-MIN has supported almost 80 transnational research and innovation projects.
The first two ERA-MIN sessions will highlight the results of the 24 transnational research projects that have ended recently:
The EU-funded projects SUMEX, CIRAN and Re-sourcing invite you to join the high-level panel discussion “Balancing minerals extraction and nature protection: The implications of the EU Critical Raw Materials Act for Europe’s energy transition” at the upcoming World Resources Forum 2023. ERA-MIN 3 will be part of the discussion represented by the Coordinator Dina Carrilho.
The session will be held on 5 September 2023, from 11:00 to 12:30 CEST.