European Launch Event – 21 & 22 September, Estonia
The 2017 European Minerals Day – and 10th Anniversary event – will be officially launched on 21 & 22 September 2017 by the European Commission and the Estonian EU Presidency at the Nordkalk Kurevere dolomite operations and the Kunda Nordic Tsement operations in Estonia.
The Launch event will tell the story of how the minerals industry contributes to sustainable regions and the well-being of the local communities while making the link to the EU Jobs and Growth Agenda, the EU Biodiversity Strategy and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The programme includes visits to the quarries, processing facilities and Kunda port, the local birds and orchids biodiversity case studies and a blasting. This high level event will welcome representatives from the European institutions, Estonian EU Presidency, regional and local authorities, as well European and Estonian stakeholders including industry, unions, NGOs, academia, media.