Securing access to land for exploration and extraction of minerals, including critical raw materials, in an integrated and optimized process, is of great importance.

The EU has recognized the need for shared guidelines about harmonized land use and the need for mineral policy strategies within Europe. MinLand offers an answer to these challenges and is therefore rewarded with an EU Horizon2020 grant.

The project is coordinated by the Geological Survey of Sweden and has a broad participation of partners covering land use authorities, mining inspectorates, industrial and professional organizations, NGOs and a broad stakeholder group.

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Objectives

The main goal for the MinLand project is to ensure access to areas with actual or potentially valuable resources for mineral exploration and exploitation activities within the EU. Exploration and exploitation are required in order to secure European access to necessary raw materials, including critical raw materials (CRM).

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