Greek Presidency Conference "Maximising value: The Importance of the extractive industry to growth in the EU economy and its regions”

When: 
Friday, June 20, 2014  
Where: 
Athens, Greece

The Raw Materials High Level Conference on 

“Maximising value: The Importance of the extractive industry to growth in the EU economy and its regions”

was held on the 20th of June 2014 at the Megaron Conference Centre, Athens, Greece.

The conference was included in the official programme of the Greek Presidency of the EU and is fully endorsed by the Greek Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change. This is a very timely Initiative that comes at a moment in which the access to raw materials, guaranteed and undistorted, has become an increasingly important factor for EU industry competitiveness. The Greek Presidency, having established as its priority the fight against the current economic crisis and the search for a new, coordinated, EU industrial policy, gladly endorses this Conference. Our aim will be that we together go forward in the implementation of this Initiative.

One of the basic pillars of this Initiative is to ensure the sustainable production of raw material, coming from European ore deposits. Access to the land-sites for the mining industries in an adequate legal, environmental and economic framework needs a common effort in the streamlining of administrative conditions and the benchmarking of better practices to guarantee a sustainable economic development.

Please click here to read the Euromines press release about the event and Athens declaration on sustainable access to resources.

Below please find the event´s presentations.

You can see the photos from the conference in our photo gallery section. For the photos in printing please contact Veronika Sochorova, sochorova@euromines.be

For more informations visit conference website.