SUMEX regional workshop North

The SUMEX project team is happy to announce our next regional workshop for the north region. This physical, peer-learning event will be held on 20-21 April 2022, in Helsinki, Finland.

– 20 April 2022, 9:00-16:00 EET at Scandic Park Hotel – Presentations and good practice examples to be discussed in working group sessions

– 21 April 2022, 10:00-13:00 EET – Site visit to a local extractives facility

Please register here

What can you expect?

This workshop gives you an opportunity to connect with each other, share knowledge and share with the SUMEX project information useful to improving sustainable management of extractive industries in Europe.

In this regional workshop, we will focus on socio-economic and environmental impact assessments and permitting. In addition to presentations from keynote speakers on good practice examples in Community Engagement, Social Licence to Operate in Small Scale Mining and Water Framework Directive, this event will centre around discussions in smaller group sessions. Since this is to be a networking workshop, the event is held in person. After the workshop, all presentations will be available online for the registered participants.

Regarding coronavirus regulations: The event organisation shall comply with all local COVID-19 regulations. And of course, we will keep an eye on the geopolitical situation in Europe.

Why are you invited?

We aim to bring together representatives of different policy and administrative levels, extractive industries, permitting authorities as well as civil society.

You are part of the community that engages in sustainable mining in Europe, especially in the North region (in SUMEX: Denmark, Finland and Sweden). Your knowledge and experience can be a valuable input to others whilst you learn interesting approaches from other stakeholders.

How can you register?

Please register here

We will send out the final agenda and preparation documents before the workshop. Due to the limited size of this event, we might not be able to confirm all registrations. We will send you a confirmation message in early April after assessing your application.

How much does attendance cost?

Workshop attendance for registered participants is free of charge. A small stipend is available to support participants in offsetting travel costs.

What is the context for this event?

Numerous solutions, strategies and best practice examples towards sustainable mining in Europe already exist. At the same time, important actors frequently lack appropriate opportunities to benefit from the knowledge and experience of other practitioners; they see the need for further capacity building.

To help fill this gap, the SUMEX project is hosting a series of peer-learning workshops on sustainable mining in different subject areas. The 5 focus areas are:

1. land use planning,

2. permitting,

3. socio-economic and environmental impact assessment,

4. health & safety, and

5. reporting.

These workshops are planned in four EU geographical regions to strengthen the regional network and to minimize efforts for travel. The following four workshops are planned as physical events:

EU Region North (Sweden, Finland, Denmark) on 20-21 April 2022;

EU Region East (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria) on 31 May-1 June 2022;

EU Region South (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Malta, Cyprus) on 22-23 June 2022; and

– “Bringing it all together” in Brussels in November 2022.

Who can I contact about this event?

If you have questions or comments, please contact Marlene Buchner:

We look forward to seeing you in person in the workshop!

Marlene Buchner, Öko-Institut e.V.

And the Oeko-Institut project team, on behalf of the SUMEX project partners


Apr 20 - 21 2022


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland


SUMEX project