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Historical Mining – tracing and learning from ancient materials and mining technology

The MineHeritage (MH) proposal results from the need to outreach to society about the knowledge in mining and raw materials in Europe, their demand, the impact technological development and the effect in the evolution of societies. Looking at mining through an historical approach brings a positive perspective on the subject which has been looked upon as hostile and a source of conflict.MineHeritage will show that mining is a core part of the history of Europe, being a key component in Europe's development and modern living, including virtually all aspects such as work, quality of life and environmental dynamics. The MH project responds to the strategic objectives of KIC by increasing the attractiveness of the Raw Materials sector across the wider society by joining the growing interest in cultural heritage with mining. A strong de-siloing is achieved by the large number of partners from different activities, countries and CLCs contributing to the consortium, covering Europe, from North to South and East to West (Portugal, Croatia, Poland, France, Italy, Finland, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, Estonia and Belgium). The characteristics of the consortium and the MH proposal will allow a wide dissemination on Raw Materials related themes to the Wider Society, expanding the outreach of the KIC community.



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  • Start

    01st January 2019
  • Global Budget

    1.101.329,00 €
  • State

  • Effective End

    31st December 2021
  • End

    31st December 2021
  • Responsible

    Eduardo Silva
  • Financing

    80.358,00 €
    Latest News

    MineHeritage Project Final Meeting | IN THE BLACK'21 SIDE EVENT


    23 November 2021
    Online Event

    The meeting will be moderated by our amazing Project Coordinator João Pedro Veiga and the special participation of Alexandre Lima (Professor at FCUP).

    The project is coming to an end... Or not? This meeting will bring together all Partners that were involved in MineHeritage - EIT RawMaterials European Project to present the final results! You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear about this amazing educational project which combined several scientific fields.

    We hope you can join us virtually and engage with the EIT Raw Materials community! Welcome to MineHeritage, find out everything about the project because this is only the beginning of a great geo-adventure!

    More information available here

    Registration link here.

    NOVA School of Science and Technology
    EIT RawMaterials Academy
    INESC Technology and Science - Associate Laboratory
    Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto


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