The aim of the MDNP is to bring together, building on existing multilateral cooperation, all relevant actors from entities and disciplines linked to the non-energy extractive industries life cycle and dependent industrial value chains in the EU and the Latin American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, reinforcing links and supporting the willing to deepen the co-operation.

Target groups are the EU and Latin American authorities, industry, business (including SMEs), academia, geological surveys and other relevant entities for the non-energy extractive industries, in the fields of technology, consulting services, infrastructure, investment, trade, training and skills, health and safety, good governance and other relevant areas of the mining value chain (from exploration to mining, rehabilitation and post-closure).

The MDNP platform will thereby support a continuous and structured co-operation between the EU and Latin America, reinforcing the dialogue, promoting cutting-edge technologies, strengthening business, institutional and academic ties and opening new business prospects, thus leading to win-win situations between the two strategic partners and pursuing at the same time the values of responsible and sustainable mining.

On the basis of an ad-hoc comprehensive analysis of the EU and LA extractive sector, the Mineral Development Network Platform (MDNP) is designed to enable spaces for networking, information gathering, innovation, exchange of best-practices, business and more, always framed by the values of responsible and sustainable mining and value chains.