A message of thanks to the participants in the International Conference Sustainability of Mineral Resources and the Environment 2016

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We hope that the International Conference Sustainability of Mineral Resources and the Environment 2016 was a unique opportunity for all of you to share your ideas. We believe that our conference will stay at the top of the list of environmental events during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2016.

Thank you very much for your participation in the International Conference Sustainability of Mineral Resources and the Environment 2016 and for you active contribution to its programme. We appreciate it a lot.

Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun.  We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with sustainability of mineral resources and the environment.

Scientific Committee.

Final version of the CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS and also some of the PRESENTATIONS (in *.pdf) you can find and download below.

(More photos will be available soon.)

Mr. Mattia Pellegrini, DG Growth, European Commission, European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials and Horizon 2020 - LINK

Prof. Constantin Ciupagea, Land Resources and Raw Materials Unit DG Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy European Commission, Increasing knowledge on raw materials in Europe: the Raw Materials Information System - LINK

Dr. Vlasta Jánová, Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic , Mineral Resources of Slovakia – Importance of mineral resources for the Slovak economy - LINK

Dr. Robert Holnsteiner, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria , Acceptance of mining – Austrian experiences - LINK

Dr. Pavel Kavina, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Czech foreign trade on mineral raw materials - LINK

Mr. Karsten Ivan, Hornonitrianske bane Prievidza, a.s., Coal mining in Slovakia & Environment - LINK

Dr. Tomasz Abramowski, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, The exploration and exploitation phases value chain as a framework for industrial realization of deep seabed mining - LINK

Prof. Joanna Kulczycka, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment) in Europe versus circular economy - LINK

Dr. Thomas Gäckle, Head of Directorate „Raw Materials Policy”, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany, „EITI implementation in Germany“ - LINK

Ms. Marie Dollhofer, BiPRO GmbH, State of implementation of Directive 2006/21/EC – Assessment of EU Member States implementation reports - LINK

Mr. Július Buchta, Mr. Peter Košinár, SMZ Jelšava, Environmental aspects of magnesite mining and processing in SMZ, a.s. Jelšava - LINK

Prof. Dr. W. Eberhard Falck, Ancien Professeur Sciences de l'Environment UVSQ, Integrating environmental remediation into the life-cycle management (including decommissioning) of mining and milling sites - LINK

Dr. Corina Hebestreit, Euromines, Enhancing implementation and capacities: The new EU Mining Mentor Centre and its objectives - LINK

Dr. Jan Bronders, VITO, Belgium, Rehabilitation case from Belgium: Approach of a regional heavy metal pollution caused by non-ferrous industry - LINK

Mr. David Póč, Těžební unie ČR (Mining Association of the Czech Republic), Green Bridge Competition – The Best Rehabilitations Projects of the Czech Republic - LINK

Mr. Johannes Drielsma, Euromines, Application of the Mitigation Hierarchy across the project timeline - LINK

Dr. Eibhlin Doyle, Chief Geologist of Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources of Ireland, Ireland’s a rehabilitation policy eliminating risk and providing benefits - LINK

Ms. Monika Matejová, Mr. Michal Ševera, NAFTA a.s., Experiences with abandonment of environmental burden related to crude oil production - LINK

Mr. Luís Martins, Assimagra, Industrial and ornamental limestones quarrying inside a Natura 2000 area - LINK

Dr. Corina Hebestreit, Euromines, Conclusions - Slovak presidency of the Council of the European Union - LINK


Additional information:

UEPG Biodiversity brochure

UEPG Water Management brochure


The Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic would like to invite specialists of geology and mining to attend the International Conference


The International Conference SUSTAINABILITY OF MINERAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT will be held during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 21 – 22 November 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The conference venue is the historical building of the Slovak National Council, Župné námestie 12 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

This will be a unique opportunity to provide a perfect setting for all participants including scientists, researchers, company representatives and policy makers to share their projects and ideas about sustainability of mineral resources in European Union countries and its environmental impacts.
We are looking forward to making the conference an unforgettable scientific and social event together.

See you in Bratislava in November 2016!
Scientific Committee

The conference leaflet in pdf format: open.

Practical information: open.


The mandatory registration and the accreditation to the security system NOVENTO

26 September 2016 – 7 November 2016

The invitation to the registration by NOVENTO and the Practical Information Guide are available on following LINK