Minerals4EU is a project which pursues the goal of establishing a European minerals network structure which provides data, information and knowledge about mineral resources in Europe in the form of a sustainable operational service through a web portal, a European Minerals Yearbook and foresight studies. The project is built upon an infrastructure, which enables data providers and stakeholders in the EU to share knowledge and information on minerals and to view and acquire standardised, harmonised georesource and related data. In this way the project will make a significant contribution to the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM) and support public policy-making concerning raw materials security and adaptation strategies as well as industry, society and communication and education purposes at European and international levels.
Against this background, WP 4, with the participation of the Wuppertal Institute, has the target of developing structure and data sets for a European Minerals Yearbook while focussing on non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials in the EU27. A network will be created to ensure access to the required data, and data on primary and secondary materials will be collected and assessed. AP6 proposes the production of a foresight study on raw materials demand and supply in the EU with special regard to critical minerals. As part of this, a sustainable network of competent partners is aimed to be created as base for future cooperation on supply and demand topics.