In autumn 2021, the SUMEX team held a survey to identify where specific knowledge gaps exist in the field of sustainable extraction with the goal to understand how to support capacity-building in sustainable management for the extractive industries. For this, actors from the extractive industries, civil society and policy and permitting authorities were requested to share their specific needs for knowledge transfer in certain aspects relevant to their work.

The results from this survey should mirror the diverse needs and opportunities across the EU, which are related to the particular capacities in different countries and regions. Incorporating this capacity-building survey results into subsequent SUMEX activities and research empowers the views and experiences that participants have shared to support the outcome of certain aspects of the SUMEX project. Survey participants can feel confident that their responses provide a meaningful contribution to promoting improved sustainable mineral production in the EU.

We invite you to read the briefing document presenting the survey results: