Organisers

 
IMA-EUROPE
IMA-Europe provides sector-based representation for industrial minerals. The association is particularly focused on representation at European institutional level and coordinates contacts with national and international authorities.

IMA-Europe is involved in all non-commercial issues related to the properties and safe use of minerals, from their extraction and processing through to their end-use applications. Health and safety at the workplace, environmental protection, product safety and awareness about the importance of industrial minerals for society are at the core of IMA-Europe’s priorities.

IMA-Europe ensures that the industrial minerals industry at large benefits from the sharing of non-sensitive information and plays a supporting role in the promotion of best practices.
CEMBUREAU
The European Cement Association based in Brussels acts as spokesperson for the cement industry before the EU institutions and other public authorities and communicates the industry’s views on all issues and policy developments regarding technical, environmental, energy, employee health and safety and sustainability issues. In addition to the EU, a permanent dialogue is maintained with other international organisations (e.g. OECD, IEA), the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and sister associations in other parts of the world.
EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF GEOLOGISTS (EFG)
The European Federation of Geologists is a non-governmental organisation that was established in 1980 and includes today 26 national association members.

EFG is a professional organisation whose main aims are to contribute to a safer and more sustainable use of the natural environment, to protect and inform the public and to promote more responsible exploitation of natural resources.

EFG’s members are National Associations, NAs, whose principal objectives are based in similar aims. The guidelines to achieve these aims are the promotion of excellence in the application of geology and the creation of public awareness of the importance of geoscience for society.
EUROGEOSURVEYS
EuroGeoSurveys is a not-for-profit international organisation representing 37 National Geological Surveys and some regional Surveys in Europe - with an overall workforce of several thousand experts - providing public Earth science knowledge, data and research in the field of geosciences in support to EU policies. Its aim is the establishment and implementation of a Geological Service for Europe as a key system for supporting EU policies while consolidating a common vision and approach for organizing the geological knowledge on a European level.

EuroGeoSurveys provides official, comparable, homogeneous, reliable and INSPIRE compliant geological data for the benefits of society. It operates in the areas of circular economy, climate change, natural hazards and natural resources (e.g. energy, mineral resources, groundwater).
EUROGYPSUM
Founded in 1961, Eurogypsum is a European federation of national associations of gypsum product manufacturers, based in Brussels and registered in Belgium as an AISBL (International Non-Profit Association).

Our main objective is to promote a sustainable built environment for Europe through the environmental, social and economic benefits of gypsum. We aim to do this by:

Anticipating industrial changes for sustainable construction

Contributing to a sustainable European policy framework for green growth with high environmental, social and economic standards

Shaping opinion through position papers, industry best practice and initiatives

Supporting EU legislation with EU funded projects

Developing networks with relevant stakeholders
EIT RAW MATERIALS
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and over 190 project partners from leading industries, universities, research and technology organizations from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.

EIT RawMaterials aims to significantly enhance innovation in the raw materials sector by sharing of knowledge, information and expertise: Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and SMEs receive funding and support through our partner network and collaboration activities.
EUROMETAUX
Eurometaux is the decisive voice of non-ferrous metals producers and recyclers in Europe.

With 500,000 employees & an annual turnover of €120bn, our members represent an essential industry for European society that businesses in almost every sector depend on.

Together, we are leading Europe towards a more circular future through the endlessly recyclable potential of metals.
EUROMINES
Euromines is the recognised representative of the European metals and minerals mining industry. The association's main objective is to promote the industry and to maintain its relations with European institutions at all levels. Euromines provides services to its members with regard to EU policy and serves as a network for cooperation and for the exchange of information throughout the sector within Europe. The association also fosters contacts with the mining community throughout the world.

Euromines represents large and small companies and subsidiaries in Europe and in other parts of the world which provide jobs to more than 350,000 people. Through the activities and operations of these members, more than 42 different metals and minerals are produced. For some metals and minerals, Europe is the world's leading producer.

Euromines provides a formal platform in which the members evaluate the impact of European and International policies and legislation on the industry and define common positions and actions.
EUROROC
The various European federations of the dimension stone industry decided in 1950 to found a common organization to work together on the European level. As the process of European integration has developed, the need for joint decision making and common activities has increased. As in most fields, it is also true in the dimension stone industry that a common European standpoint is needed, in order to harmonize the interests of the member federations and at the same time to protect the regional diversity of the industry.

The aim of this federation is to coordinate questions of common interest, find solutions for common problems, promote dimension stone, as well as represent it in dealings with European institutions in addition to political and industrial bodies, scientific institutions and universities at the international level.

The federation is officially registered under Belgian law with a central office near the Frankfurt/Main Airport in Germany. Specific topics and problems are dealt with in working groups and workshops. Commissions exist to address the culture of tombs/monuments, training/educational issues and technical questions.

All the relevant national federations of the European Union are members of EUROROC. Friendly relations are maintained with stone federations outside the EU and worldwide networking is gaining more and more importance.
EUSALT
EUsalt is the association of European and global salt producers. The association’s vision is to be the authoritative voice of the salt industry in Europe in advocacy and to educate and communicate the values and benefits of salt as an essential building block for the chemical industry and the energy sector and as a vital mineral for health, safety and nutrition
EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
The European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) maintains long-term European mineral resources strategic research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at EU and national level in order to modernize and reshape the European minerals industries, as a fundamental pillar of the European economy. The ETP SMR Members are all stakeholders across the raw materials value chain, overcoming the traditional fragmentation of the mineral resources sector, acting as think-thank to EU affairs concerning the Mineral Resources Industries and their key research and innovation needs.
UEPG
UEPG stands for "Union Européenne des Producteurs de Granulats" (European Aggregates Association, Europäischer Gesteinsverband). Aggregates are sand, gravel (including marine aggregates), crushed rock, recycled and manufactured aggregates.

UEPG represents the European Aggregates Industry in Brussels, now with Members in 24 countries. On behalf of its Members, UEPG actively lobbies the European institutions and other stakeholders on issues key to the industry.

Our vision is a Sustainable Industry for a Sustainable Europe. Our mission is to be the Industry Champion and a trusted Partner. UEPG Core Values are to be Open, Transparent and Honest. We have a particular focus on health and safety, access to local resources, recycling, excellence in environmental stewardship and biodiversity.
INDUSTRIALL
The industriAll European Trade Union is established to organize and enhance the collective power of working people in Europe, to defend their rights and advance their common goals with respect to both companies and States. To this end, the industriAll European Trade Union works on pushing forward the coordination and development of collective bargaining, industrial relations and social policies. We aim to be a powerful player in the European policy arena vis-à-vis European companies, European industries, employers’ associations and European institutions.