Title: MINATURA

Start Year: 2015

End Year: 2018

Funding Body: European Union – Horizon 2020

Coordinator: UCC

Research Area: Materials & Structures

Key Contact: Gerry Sutton

Website: minatura2020.eu

The overall objective of MINATURA2020 is to develop a concept and methodology for the definition and subsequent protection of “mineral deposits of public importance” in order to ensure their “best use” in the future in order to be included in a harmonised European regulatory/guidance/policy framework. Providing a policy-planning framework that comprises the “sustainability principle” for mining like for other land uses is the key driving force behind MINATURA2020.