European Minerals Day 2007


Launch of the European Minerals Days

Open days: 100 sites in 17 countries

From 11 to 13 May 2007, more than 100 quarry and plant sites in 17 European countries opened their doors to the public, welcoming more than 30.000 visitors to a wide range of educational activities.

An educational event targeted at the youth
40% events for children & 60% public Events

Initiated by IMA-Europe in partnership with EuLA, Euromines, trade union EMCEF and media partner alongside 5 national partners in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Italy.

Key Outcomes

  • European Commission cites the EMD in the Raw Materials Initiative (2008)
  • 3 new EU organisations partner up in 2009 (aggregates, cement, geological surveys)