EU-Advanced mining countries Raw Materials Dialogue

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 to Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Hotel Metropole, Place de Brouckère 31, Brussels, Belgium
The event 'EU-Advanced mining countries RMD event 2016 - Exchange of best practices on mining policies and technologies: challenges in the current state of the global economy' takes place on 28 and 29 June in Brussels. This event is the follow-up of the 'EU-Advanced mining countries Raw Materials Diplomacy Dialogue'. The countries which are part of this dialogue are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and the US. The main topics to be addressed are: • challenges for the mining sector in the current state of the global economy and commodity prices (economic issues, investment, innovation, readjustments both from governments and industry, etc.); • mining waste management (covering all its dimensions: safety, environment, technology, economic potential, zero waste concept, regulatory and legislative frameworks, initiatives driven by the industry, impact on the Social Licence to Operate); • ongoing EU actions on international co-operation on raw materials. More information are available on the European Commission website