Invitation to STRADE workshop june 2017

Invitation to STRADE workshop – 19-20 June 2017 – Brussels 

The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project “Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe (STRADE)” addresses the long-term security and sustainability of the European raw-material supply from European and non-European countries using a dialogue-based approach. As part of this, the project consortium, including core partners Oeko-Institut e.V., S&P Global (formerly SNL Financial) and Projekt-Consult, are hosting an event in Brussels in June 2017.

We invite you – representatives from civil society groups, the mining industry, downstream industries, academia, and the EU and national levels – to the upcoming STRADE event:

European and global extractive industries:
Steps towards sustainable partnerships and responsible mining practice

Bedford Hotel and Congress Centre, Rue du Midi 135, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Monday, 19 June 2017 (10:30-18:00) and Tuesday, 20 June 2017 (9:00-15:30)

For more information about the project, please see our website and the downloadable flyer.

The workshops seek to open dialogue between the project team and stakeholders in four key areas:

  1. Dialogues between resource producers and consumers: Towards a new platform for sustainable minerals governance

  2. The perception of mining in Europe: The impact of social and cultural values

  3. EU mineral resource cooperation with developing countries: Creating win-wins relationships

  4. EU knowledge platform on responsible mineral supply chains: A knowledge platform on EU mineral supply and related socio-economic and environmental hotspots

The event offers an interesting mix of industry, community and regional perspectives, allowing participants to exchange ideas with a wide stakeholder group. With parallel workshop sessions each day, participants will be able to follow panel discussions deliberating different viewpoints across common themes. The workshop provides you the opportunity to share your expertise and enrich your own understanding of responsible mining practices.

You may register for the event by responding to this invitation (

Please provide the following information to register:

  • Your name and titles:

  • Institution:

  • Intended participation – both days or only one (19 or 20 June?):

  • Preference for which 2 sessions:

Feel free to inform us if you have colleagues or other contacts interested in the event and we will extend the invitation.

If you have questions, you may also directly contact Ms. Diana Hay (

We look forward to a fruitful exchange.

Yours sincerely,

The STRADE project team

Doris Schueler, Masuma Farooki and Aissa Rechlin

Oeko-Institut e.V., S&P Global, Projekt-Consult