Early 2016, an insightful mineral exhibition is planned in the European Parliament in Brussels, promoting the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. It will take the visitor on a journey along the whole mineral life cycle, illustrating how mineral raw materials contribute to innovation and resource efficiency throughout the whole value chain, from extraction and restoration practices, processing & transformation, downstream uses to recycling. The exhibition aims to illustrate how the European minerals sector contributes to a sustainable and competitive European economy.

Several mineral sectors will be represented: industrial minerals, salt, cement, gypsum, mining, metals, as well as the geological surveys, and the European research platform on sustainable mineral resources.

The exhibition will also report on the European Minerals Day Open Days taking place on 25-27 September 2015.