INTERMIN created a self-sustainable long-term lasting international network of training centres for mineral raw materials professionals. This project involved educational and research institutions in the EU and the leading counterparts in third countries, based on specific country expertise in the primary and secondary raw materials sectors. The network mapped skills and knowledge in the EU and the third countries, identified key knowledge gaps and emerging needs of employers, developed a roadmap for improving skills and knowledge, as well as establish common training programmes in the raw materials sectors. In line with the EU’s strategy for international co-operation in research and innovation, the consortium seeked international collaboration, fostering and exploring synergies with the relevant EU Member States initiatives.
LPRC was leading Work Package 2 – Raw Materials sector skills, gaps and emerging knowledge needs (Gaps). This work package carried out a needs assessment, identifying the short- to long-term skills demand of employers. LPRC examined the short term needs by executing interviews, reviewing industry position papers and organizing a dedicated workshop. The medium-term needs have been assessed by a specially established Focus Group, resulting in a Manifesto. LPRC investigated the long-term New Frontiers by applying a range of foresight methods, including a workshop and a delphi survey. Environmental factors have been considered by defining and examining possible future scenarios. The final result has been a roadmap on skills provision for the raw materials sector.
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