The overall objective of this three year Horizon2020 funded EU project is to develop a concept and methodology for the definition and subsequent protection of “mineral deposits of public importance” in order to ensure their “best use” in the future in order to be included in a harmonised European regulatory/guidance/policy framework.

About the project

The aim of the project will be to contribute towards ensuring the protection of deposits of public importance through appropriate safeguarding in the European Union.


MINATURA2020 relies on the strength of an international consortium of 24 partners. All project partners are active players in the international raw materials community and have a demonstrated record of accomplishment of projects at national, international and commercial level.