Zoltan Horvath, Geological and Geophysical Institute of

Günter Tiess, Deborah Shields, Zoltán Horváth
MinPol (AT), Politecnico di Torino (IT) and
Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary MFGI
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
EIP on Raw Materials
Annual Conference, 13th-14th January 2015,
» Framework - The OPTIMIN Commitment
» Fundament:
˃ SARMa project
˃ SNAP SEE project
» Vision of the Consortium
» Results and plans
» Conclusions
» Objective
˃ contribute to ensuring a stable +competitive supply of raw materials
from EU sources
˃ promote good governance and facilitate public acceptance
˃ enhance EU efforts to harmonize national mineral policies/ plans as well
as permitting and reporting on primary and secondary minerals
» Consortium
˃ 43 Partners, 16 non-EU
˃ Coordinator: Günter Tiess, MinPol (Agency for International Minerals
Policy, AT):
– Involved in Leoben Study “Mineral Planning Policies and Supply
Practices” (2005); SARMa (2009-2011); SNAP-SEE project (20122014); published two books on mineral policy (2011)
The consortium responds to problems (reduced access to resources, public
opposition, problematic permitting processes, inconsistent minerals policies,
heterogeneous legislative frameworks, and a scarcity of reliable data) in the SIP, in
line with the objectives described in Action area II.1: Minerals Policy Framework
and Actions (II.1,1; II.1, 5; II.1, 7; II.9, 12; Action areas (II.2,2; II.3,1).
Vision of the Consortium
» Apply common EU mineral policy framework at national/regional
level by different macroregional approaches
» Connection of H2020-framework with other EU-funded programs
» Increasing impact
» Taking successful outcome of SARMa and SNAP, broadening both
regionally and in terms of commodities addressed
Sustainable Aggregates Management and
Planning in South East Europe
» SARMa (2009-2011)
˃ contribute to ensuring a stable +competitive supply of raw materials
from EU sources
˃ Common approach to Sustainable Aggregates Resource Management
(SARM) at local, regional/national, transnational level to ensure efficient
supply of aggregates in South East Europe.
˃ 14 Partners in 10 Nations,
˃ HTTP://www.sarmaproject.eu
» SNAP SEE (2012–2014)
Developed a Toolbox for Aggregates Planning comprising 4 Handbooks:
Best Practices in Sustainable Aggregates Planning
How to Build an Aggregates Plan
Consulting Stakeholders when Applying Best Practices
Data and Analyses in Support of Best Practices in Sustainable Aggregates
˃ 27 Partners in 12 Nations, HTTP://www.snapsee.eu
Realizing the Goals of the OPTIMIN Commitment
• MINATURA 2020 (Feb.2015–2018)
˃ Topic: Mineral deposits of public importance SC5-13a-2014
˃ Coordinator: MinPol
• 24 partners of Europe
˃ Objective:
• development of concept for definition/ protection of
“mineral deposits of public importance”
• harmonised European mineral planning policy framework
MINATURA activity
Land use assessment
Mapping MDOPI priority zones
Modelled future land use
(change) implications
Iterative learning proceces with feedback loops
Regulatory framework
Qualifying Conditions of MDOPI
State of policies: mineral, LUP
Guidance for land use planning
Joint vision:EU MDOPI directive
Demonstration and
pilot testing – studies
Potentital protected areas
Testing and feedbacks
Stakeholder involvement on MDOPI
Potentital protected areas
Testing and feedbacks
Dissemination - European outreach
Coordination and project management
Development of a
Harmonised mapping
Other projects
Standardization, permitting
procedure + balancing
mineral/related policies
in Europe
Mineral deposits of public
Importance (not only
aggregates) in Europe
Sustainable aggregates
planning in SEE
Sustainable aggregates
management in SEE
Realizing the Goals of the OPTIMIN Commitment
• INTRAW (Feb.2015–2018)
˃ Sharing international experiences from outside of EU :
• call: Strategic international dialogues and cooperation on raw
materials with technologically advanced countries,
• Members of OPIMIN are involved
˃ INTRAW will map and develop new cooperation
opportunities in Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa and
United States, addressing:
Research and innovation;
Mineral policies and strategies
Licensing and permitting procedures;
Data reporting systems;
Increasing impact of OPTIMIN
» OPTIMIN members are involved in several H2020applications/calls
SC5-11d-2015: New sustainable exploration technologies and geomodels
SC5-13c-2015: Innovation friendly minerals policy framework
SC5-13e-2015: Raw materials intelligence capacity;
SC5-13d-2015: Raw materials research and innovation coordination;
SC5-13f-2015: Strategic international dialogues and cooperation with
raw materials; producing countries and industry;
» Consortium plans to participate in structural and regional
programms/activities e.g. Danube program
» Intention: to share results of each (OPTIMIN
related) project with all OPTIMIN consortium
˃ ensure that overall impact is broad and meaningful
» Supporting approach of circular economy:
Both primary and secondary minerals are
Thank you for your attention!