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NEPSI is the first European multi-sectoral social dialogue agreement of its kind and covers the safety of more than two million employees from 19 industry sectors. The project is still going strong after 15 years, and its signatories are committed to implementing measures to manage respirable crystalline silica safely and to ensure full compliance with the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive and all local regulations.
European Minerals Days
Every two years, European Minerals Day allows the European public to explore the world of minerals. It is a pan-European awareness initiative by the European minerals sector and related organisations. The European Commission has recognised European Minerals Day as a communication channel that supports the European Raw Materials Initiative, the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, as well as the EU Biodiversity Strategy.
Zero Injury Target
Ensuring healthy and safe working conditions for employees is one of the most critical issues for the minerals industry. The sector has put a significant amount of energy and effort into improving safety at work.
Safe Silica is a project designed to enhance awareness of crystalline silica and manage its risks in industrial workplaces.
Do It Yourself Safely Without Dust
Occasional DIY activities are unlikely to expose people to significant dust levels for a sufficient period of time to have an adverse health effect. However, reducing dust as much as possible during DIY works is a sensible precaution. We hope that this very concise guidance drawn up by raw materials producers will help DIY stores better inform their customers.
CORALIS is a new initiative aiming to create pathways for the decarbonisation of resource and energy intensive sector value chains through the implementation of viable industrial symbiosis approaches combining new business and management strategies with innovative technology-based enablers. This whole approach will be demonstrated in three real industrial areas covering different sectors, geographical dimensions and resources, improving the knowledge basis and laying the foundations for exploiting the potential of Industrial Symbiosis in the EU process industry.
Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis (SPIRE-SAIS) is a consortium of 24 partners focusing on the people and skills necessary to achieve industrial symbioses and deliver energy efficiency. SAIS is currently developing concrete and practical strategies and programmes (including modules and tools) to anticipate and respond to skills demands.
Processes4Planet will contribute to circularity alongside extensive decarbonisation of European process industries, with a strong focus on competitiveness. By taking a cross-sectoral approach, it will develop and deploy the innovations needed for a profound transformation of the process industries covering ten sectors (cement, ceramics, chemicals, engineering, fuels, minerals, non-ferrous, pulp and paper, steel, and water) to achieve the EU Green Deal targets by 2050.
FineFuture is an EU funded project that is creating new scientific knowledge to enable the development of groundbreaking technologies to exploit fine particle fractions.
European Land Conservation Network (ELCN)
The LIFE ELCN project aimed to develop a network of organisations and individuals active in private land conservation. The network supported private landowners (non-public bodies or individuals) who were willing to engage in conservation on at least part of their land.
The MinLand project has been designed to meet challenges concerning competing land-use planning related to different land-use interests.
An EU-funded project with the overall objective of developing a concept and methodology for the definition and subsequent protection of "mineral deposits of public importance" in order to ensure their "best use" in the future in order to be included in a harmonised European regulatory/guidance/policy framework. Providing a policy-planning framework that comprises the "sustainability principle" for mining like for other land uses is the key driving force behind MINATURA2020.
SPIRE has been the contractual Public-Private Partnership active between 2014 and 2020 and dedicated to innovation in resource and energy efficiency enabled by the process industries. The cPPP has been launched under the Horizon 2020 Programme by A.SPIRE - as a private entity - and the European Commission.
An EU-funded project that has developed clean, energy-efficient extraction and processing technologies for calcined industrial minerals.