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EU project: Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe (STRADE)
Type of Organisation
International Organisation
Job Title
STRADE project coordinator (Oeko-Institut e.V.)
About My Work
STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw-materials supplies.

Over a three year period (2016-2018), the STRADE Consortium of 7 partners, funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union, shall bring together research, practical experience, legislation, best-practice technologies and know-how in the following areas:
1. A European cooperation strategy with resource-rich countries
2. Internationally sustainable raw-material production & supply
3. Strengthening the European raw-materials sector

Seven partners have joined together in the STRADE consortium to address Europe’s raw-material supply.
• Oeko-Institut e.V. (Germany)
• SNL Financial AB (United Kingdom)
• Projekt-Consult GmbH (Germany)
• University of Dundee – Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) (United Kingdom)
• DMT Kai Batla (South Africa)
• GEORANGE (Sweden)
• The University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
Areas of interest
csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

STRADE Project's Blog

Regional stakeholder dialogue By Masuma Farooki (SNL Financial/S&P Global)

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 12:30 0 Comments

The global mining sector has a well-defined, universally agreed, set of primary challenges for its improvement. However, the degree, and priority, of these issues differs amongst regional stakeholders.[1] Commonly agreed challenges, on a global basis, include improving governance and transparency; instilling widespread sustainable mining practices; capacity building and education within agencies administrating the mineral sector; development…


STRADE report on the Competitiveness of the European Union's Mining Sector

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 10:51 0 Comments

Policy perceptions are often based on the public images created, whether through a concentrated effort by states to promote their mining sectors, or by the sharing of experiences of operating companies. In light of this, the second report in the STRADE project explored the competitiveness of the European Mining Sector.

The analysis in…


STRADE Policy Brief- EU mine cost competitiveness

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 14:34 0 Comments

Mining in the European Union is perceived to be costly and uncompetitive when compared to other jurisdictions such as Australia and Canada. As Figure 1 shows, the EU accounts for a small percentage of global production of Iron Ore, Gold and Nickel. Perceptions of high labour and production costs lead many to believe that the EU is an unfavourable mining destination. Reliable power supply, infrastructure and access to advanced technology should support a successful mining industry in Europe.…


Developing Country viewpoints of EU raw material policies

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 11:00 0 Comments

The STRADE project has revealed the contrasting ways in which the European Union’s raw material policies are presented within the EU and how these policies are received by developing partner countries. Read our Policy Brief from November 2016 here.

The African Continent has served as a source of raw…


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