SUMEX regional workshop South

The SUMEX project team is happy to announce our regional workshop for the south region. This physical, peer-learning event will be held on 23-23 June 2022, in Seville, Spain.

-22 June 2022, 9:00-17:00 CEST at the Casa de la Ciencia, Avenida Maria Luisa S/N, 41013 Seville, Spain: Presentations and good practice examples to be discussed in working group sessions

-23 June 2022, 9:00-13:00 CEST: Site visit to a local extractives facility

Quick links: 

– Event agenda

– Registration

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 reporting and permitting. In addition to presentations from keynote speakers on good practice examples addressing reporting practices in the EU and permitting in natural reserves, 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.

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 South region (in SUMEX: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Malta, Cyprus). 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.

The event is limited to 50-60 participants.

How much does attendance cost?

Workshop attendance for registered participants is free of charge.

A small stipend (200€) is available to support participants in offsetting travel costs (e.g. hotel, flights/ trains, local transit).

To receive this stipend after the event, participants will be asked to complete a cost reimbursement form that will be available at the event. Participants will need to retain and submit all original receipts.

When will my attendance be confirmed? How many people may attend? 

We will send you a confirmation message in late May after assessing your registration application.

Due to the limited size of this event (around 50-60 participants), we might not be able to confirm all registrations.

And of course we will keep an eye on the geopolitical situation in Europe.

What Coronavirus regulations apply? 

The event organisation shall comply with all local (Spanish) COVID-19 regulations.

What is the background?

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:

-land use planning,


-socio-economic and environmental impact assessment,

-health & safety, and


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

EU Region East (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria) – 31 May-01 June 2022

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

-„Bringing it all together“ in Brussels – November 2022

If you have questions or comments, please contact Diana Hay:

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

Kind regards,

Diana Hay
Öko-Institut e.V.
and the Oeko Institut project team, on behalf of the SUMEX project partners

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Jun 22 - 23 2022


9:00 am - 6:00 pm



Location 2



SUMEX project