The project EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials, funded by the European Union (EU), aims at promoting and intensifying cooperation between the EU and seven Latin American partner countries (i.e. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) along the value chains of minerals-based industries. Based on complementarities, common objectives and shared values of the EU and Latin America, the Partnership aims at moving a step closer towards an integration of strategic industrial value chains for both regions, exploring new business models and adding value to society, while maintaining high environmental and social standards at the core of the Partnership.
The Partnership implements the digital Mineral Development Network Platform (MDNP), with over 1000 members from government entities, businesses, research institutions, and civil society across the Partnership countries. The MDNP allows members to connect and is a reliable source of information about the situation of non-energy extractive industries and the raw materials value chain of the partner countries: Home | MDNP (mineralplatform.eu)
To enhance exchange and learning, the Partnership offers a business-oriented webinar series that addresses some of the most pressing issues in the sector, participates in the region’s key mining fairs, and convenes high-level events such as the EU-Latin America Convention on Raw Materials.