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European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you have an idea for a project to improve conditions for miners of tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (3TG) in conflict area’s? The European Partnership for Responsible MineralsExternal link offers financial support for activities that aim to improve responsible mining practices in Conflict and High Risk Areas (CAHRAs).

Who can apply?

This subsidy is open to companies, NGOs, public or semi-public bodies and knowledge institutions. Projects must be aimed at artisanal and small scale miners (ASM’s) that are linked to the mineral supply chain from CAHRAs. Subsidies are intended for partnerships of at least 2 partners, one of which is preferably a supply chain actor. Of this partnership the lead party applies for the subsidy. Any of the partners can fulfil the role of lead party. Projects should aim for one or more of the following:

  • improve working conditions and the standard of living of miners in conflict regions
  • improve the responsible production of minerals/metals in small scale mining sites
  • stimulate the trade of responsible minerals sourced from conflict regions
  • prepare those involved in mining in conflict area's for the implementation of the EU Conflict Minerals RegulationExternal link.

How to apply?

To apply, you need to submit a quick scan first. You can submit your quick scan until 15 June 2020 14:00 CET. You can then pitch your idea to an EPRM advisor. If your idea gets a positive recommendation, you can submit a formal application. You can apply for the subsidy until 1 September 2020 14:00 CET.

Consult the EPRM websiteExternal link for more details.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO