Title Mineral potential of the ESEE region
Link to the project website RESEERVE
Programme KIC EIT RawMaterials
Project duration 04/2018 – 03/2021
GeoZS role in the project Lead Partner
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Primary and secondary mineral resources are of strategic importance for the EU. Most EU countries are already part of the pan‐European Minerals Intelligence Network which provides consistent and organised data information on primary and secondary mineral resources on the European level. The West Balkan region represents a gap in this network.

Project’s objectives:

  • Created West Balkan Mineral Register for primary and secondary mineral resources by mapping the mineral resources of the West Balkan countries: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, FYRO Macedonia and Albania, which are currently not included in the existing data platforms.
  • Created ESEE mineral community to determine available and further needed information on primary and secondary mineral resources data in West Balkan countries.
  • Increased capacity of West Balkan countries for management of mineral resources on national level.
  • Ensured sufficient flow of information on mineral resources for Europe’s industry to expand their business and investments in the West Balkan region.
  • Transferred knowledge of EIT RawMaterials partners to the West Balkan region with the purpose to develop new markets for modern technologies, create opportunities for start‐ups and SMEs, contribute to new jobs opportunities and generate economic added value in the field of mineral resources.