Minatura2020 3rd Consortium Meeting

From the 15th to the 17th of November 2016, LPRC Project Manager Luís was present at the 3rd Minatura2020 Consortium Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The agenda included important items for the project’s development, including the key findings and challenges of the running Work Packages, the MDoPI (Mineral Deposits of Public Importance) concept, an interactive workshop between the partners, and a review of National Stakeholders’ Workshops (in many countries around Europe) and stakeholder groups themselves.


Interactive workshop with the consortium partners.

After some discussion among the participants, a set of future steps were decided for the next phase of the project, which is working towards the goal of defining areas to protect strategically important mineral deposits for future generations in Europe.


Discussion of the work done and the future steps for communication and dissemination of Minatura2020.

On the last day of the meeting the partners travelled to Western Slovenia to visit a sustainable cement plant, Salonit Anhovo. This plant is using a whole range of minerals and its operations have significant social responsibility and impact in Slovenia.

Slovenia is considered one of the greenest places in Europe, with Ljubljana being chosen as European Green Capital of 2016 – and one can see why!


A beautiful view of the area surrounding the cement plant, taken from a height of 100 m.