On 23 November 2021, the SUMEX team held its first regional workshop. The peer-learning event was organised in a digital format.

The workshop provided an opportunity for actors to connect with each other, to share their knowledge and to share with the SUMEX project what information is needed to improve sustainable management of extractive industries in Europe.

In this first regional workshop, SUMEX focused on the issue of land use planning and permitting processes. In addition to short inputs from keynote speakers, the main activity of this event were discussions in smaller groups.

The presentations held during the event are now available online:

In addition to this first workshop, the project will host the following four regional workshops in 2022:

  • EU East (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia) – 31 May-1 June 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia
  • EU South (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain) – 22-23 June 2022 in Seville, Spain
  • EU North (Denmark, Finland, Sweden) – 20-21 April 2022 in Helsinki, Finland
  • Overall – autumn 2022 in Brussels, Belgium