ERA-MIN3 Joint Call 2021

Basic Information

ERA-MIN3 is a global and flexible pan-European network of 25 research funding organisations, aiming to continue strengthening the mineral raw materials community through the coordination of research and innovation programmes on non-fuel and non-food raw materials to contribute to secure the sustainable and responsible supply of raw materials and the EU’s transition to a carbon-neutral and a circular economy.

Network ERA-MIN3
Aim of the joint call Through coordinated funding across Europe and globally, the aim is to support international R&I projects in partnership between academia and/or enterprises addressing all aspects of the metallic minerals, construction materials and industrial minerals life cycle, as well as substitution of critical raw materials, that contribute to secure the sustainable and responsible supply of non-food, non-fuel mineral raw materials and the EU’s transition to a carbon-neutral and a circular economy. The call scope is needs-driven research to promote the sustainable and responsible supply, processing, resource-efficient production, consumption and low environmental impact recycling of primary and secondary raw materials in a circular economy, by taking into account also appropriate non-technology aspects as environmental, social, health and circular economy issues.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 15/01/2021
Deadline Pre-Proposal 01/04/2021 Submitted proposal: n/a
Deadline Full-Proposal 15/09/2021 Submitted proposal: n/a
Evaluation End Date 13/12/2021 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: n/a
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor financial expenditure
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons
  • Achieving critical mass
  • Sharing competences and associated work
  • Addressing global issues
  • Developing common administrative procedures
  • Access to expertise from different countries
  • Reducing administrative overheads
  • Addressing specific scientific and technological issues
  • Addressing specific policy issues
  • Other: maximising the impact of the raw materials policies, strategies and plans; Reduce fragmentation of R&I funding across Europe and globally; improve synergies, coordination and collaboration; Improve the efficiency and impact of human and financial investment in R&I activities in the area of Raw Materials; Improve the competitiveness and the environmental, health and safety performance of non-fuel, non-food RM operations.
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Other: non-energy, non-food raw materials ( metallic, construction and industrial minerals)
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
  • Pre-competitive research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
  • Other: geological surveys, environmental agencies, etc
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Belgium Fund for Subsidiary Economic and Innovation (Hermesfond)
Belgium Public Service of Wallonia (SPW)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Bulgaria National Science Fund of Bulgaria (BNSF)
Estonia Estonian Science Foundation (ETAG)
Finland Business Finland (BF)
France Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Germany Project Management Energy, Technology, Sustainability / Research Centre Juelich (PT ETN)
Ireland Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)
Italy Ministry for Universities and Research (MUR)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovakia Slovak Academy of Science (SAS/SAV)
Slovenia Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS/MIZS)
South Africa Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Spain Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Spain Government of Navarra (CFN)
Spain Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Sweden Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)
Turkey The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)