ERA-MIN Joint Call 2023

Raw materials for the sustainable development and the circular economy

ERA-MIN3 is a global, innovative and flexible pan-European network of 24 European and non-European research funding organisations, aiming to continue strengthening the mineral raw materials community through the coordination of research and innovation programmes on non-fuel and non-food raw materials (metallic, construction, and industrial minerals). The ERA-MIN Joint Transnational Call 2023 is the second joint call of ERA-MIN3.

For information on the statistics and the 57 transnational R&I projects funded under ERA-MIN and ERA-MIN2 calls, as well as the 22 transnational R&I projects funded under the EU co-funded ERA-MIN3 Joint Call 2021 please check the website.

The scope of the 2023 Call is needs-driven research addressing non-fuel, non-food raw materials: metallic minerals; construction materials; industrial minerals.

Important Dates
December 7, 2022 Official launch of the Call
March 30, 2023 Deadline for proposal submission - 17:00 (Brussels time)
October 17, 2023 Tentative communication of selection of proposals recommended for funding
April 1, 2024 Latest starting date of selected projects
2023 Call scope and topics

The scope of the 2023 Call is needs-driven research addressing three segments of non-fuel, non-food raw materials: metallic minerals; construction materials; industrial minerals.

The five main call topics, are:

  1. Topic 1. Supply of raw materials from exploration to mining


  2. Topic 2. Strengthening the Circular Economy


  3. Topic 3. Processing, Production and ICT


  4. Topic 4. Environmental assessment, climate and policy development for sustainability


  5. Topic 5: Social sustainability in health, safety and public perception.


Proposals may address more than one topic. Please check in advance which are the topics eligible for funding in your country/region in the Call Text.

Who can apply: 

This call for proposals is aimed at all actors in the raw materials value chain, including universities, research institutes, companies (small, medium and large), NGOs and public authorities that can contribute to the objectives of ERA-MIN3 and who meet the eligibility criteria, as well as national/regional regulations (see Call Text)

A consortium must consist of at least three project partners eligible and requesting funding from the participating Funding Organisations of at least three different countries whereof at least one is an EU Member State or an Associated Country participating in the Call. Please note that not all participating Funding Organisations are EU Member States, namely Canada (Québec) and South Africa, and the only EU Associated Country participating in the call is Turkey.

For more information please consult the complete Call Text.

Electronic Submission System: 
Partner Search Tool

A new ERA-MIN3 Partner Search Tool is now live. The partnering tool helps you to find cooperation possibilities within the ERA-MIN Joint Calls. It can be used in the following ways:

  • Post a Partner Offer/Request
  • Search List of Partner Offers/Requests posted by others

Other online partner search tools are available here

Participating countries and regions: 

The participating national and regional funding organisations are the following:

EU countries/regions and research funding organisations:

Belgium‐Flanders (VLAIO/FIO); Belgium/Flanders (FWO), Belgium‐Wallonia (SPW‐Recherche); Bulgaria (BNSF); Czech Republic (TA CR); Estonia (ETAg); France- Nouvelle Aquitaine; Finland (Business Finland); Germany (PT JÜLICH); Ireland (GSI), Poland (NCBR); Portugal (FCT); Romania (UEFISCDI); Slovakia (SAS); Slovenia (MIZS); Spain (AEI); Spain – Basque Country (EJ/GV – Innobasque), Spain-Navarra (CFNA), Spain-Asturias (IDEPA); and Sweden (Vinnova).

EU Associated country: Turkey (TUBITAK)

Non-EU countries: Canada-Québec (PRIMA-Québec) and South-Africa (DSI).


More information

For further information, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat (

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