Raw materials for the sustainable development and the circular economy

ERA-NET Cofund on Raw Materials (ERA-MIN 2) is public-public partnership based on the ERA-NET Cofund scheme under Horizon 2020. ERA-MIN 2 aims to implement an European-wide coordination of research and innovation programmes on raw materials to strengthen the industry, competitiveness and the shift to a circular economy. 

The objective of the ERA-MIN 2 is to strengthen the coordination of national and regional research programmes in the field of non-energy non-agricultural raw materials by implementing several activities. Among these activities, ERA-MIN 2 publishes 3 joint calls for collaborative transnational R&I projects between 2017 and 2020.

In line with the integrated strategy proposed in the EU Raw Materials Initiative and the Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, the ERA-MIN 2 Call topics will address the three segments of the non-energy non-agricultural raw materials: metallic, industrial and construction minerals and will cover the whole value chain: exploration, extraction, processing/refining, as well as recycling and substitution of critical raw materials.


21 public research and innovation funding organisations of EU countries and regions and non-EU countries collaborate and participate with this aim

Country/Region Organisation url
Argentina SGCTeIP http://www.mincyt.gob.ar/
Belgium/Flanders FWO http://www.fwo.be/en/
Belgium/Flanders Hermesfonds http://www.iwt.be/
Brazil Finep http://www.finep.gov.br/
Chile CONICYT http://www.conicyt.cl/
Finland Business Finland https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/for-finnish-customers/home/
France ANR http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/
France ADEME http://www.ademe.fr/
Germany JUELICH https://www.ptj.de/en/start
Ireland GSI http://www.gsi.ie
Italy MIUR http://www.istruzione.it/
Poland NCBR http://www.ncbr.gov.pl/
Portugal FCT http://www.fct.pt/
Romania UEFISCDI http://uefiscdi.gov.ro/
Slovenia MIZS http://www.mizs.gov.si/en/
South Africa DST http://www.dst.gov.za/
Spain AEI http://www.aei.gob.es/
Spain CDTI https://www.cdti.es/
Spain/Castilla y Léon ICE http://www.empresas.jcyl.es/
Sweden Vinnova http://www.vinnova.se/en/
Turkey TUBITAK https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en