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-MIN 3 (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-MIN 3: 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.

Circular Economy



19 Jan 2021

EU Co-funded ERA-MIN Joint Call 2021 is now OPEN. It will be the first joint call of the ERA-NET Cofund ERA-MIN3, and will count with an indicative budget of €19 Million.

03 Dec 2020

ERA-MIN 3, initiated officially on December 1, 2020, is a Horizon 2020 funded international network that aims to continue strengthening the mineral raw materials community through the coordination of research and innovation (R&I) programmes on non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials (metallic, construction, and industrial minerals).

Upcoming Events

01/06/2021 - 08:45 to 03/06/2021 - 17:15

2020 Euro Mine Expo has been postponed to June 1-3, 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic. In this international trade fair and conference for the mining industry and associated industries, you will have an excellent opportunity to establish business contacts, and the chance to participate in the latest developments in the areas of technology, products and services.

18/10/2021 - 08:30 to 22/10/2021 - 17:30

IMPC 2020, postponed to April 2021, is expected to gather over 1000 professionals and academics from the mining industry representing around 50 countries. Leading universities specializing in mineral processing, all major mining companies and global providers of services and technologies will attend the congress. The technical sessions will facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer of the most recent innovations in the area of mineral processing.

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