Conference scope/Topic of interest

International Conference „Mineral deposits safeguarding as a basis of mineral raw materials safety” is supposed to be a place of meeting of scientists, researchers, policy makers, representatives of authorities, representatives of economic entities (including mining companies), NGOs, and other stakeholders related to mineral deposits safeguarding, mineral policy and land use policy. This Conference aims to promote effective cooperation between science and practice in the fields of mineral raw materials safety and mineral deposits safeguarding. Participation in this conference will give the opportunity to present and discuss both the research aspects and practical applications of various aspects of mineral deposits management and safeguarding.

The Conference is inspired by the critical challenge of ensuring mineral raw materials for sustainable development concerning the present and future generations at the level of a given country or Europe, as well in a global context.

The conference will include an opening plenary session delivered by invited foreign and Polish scientists and experts, as well as three other oral sessions and a poster session.

The Organizers of the conference invite you to submit papers from a wide range of research on the topics of interest listed below, according to planned Conference scope.

Planned conference scope:

  • Minerals security and mineral policies at the EU and a country level
  • Possible instruments and systems of mineral deposits safeguarding
  • Methods of assessment (valorization) of mineral deposits
  • Social licence to operate (SLO)
  • Mining activity and mineral deposits in protected areas
  • Mineral deposits in land use planning policies/systems
  • Best practices of mineral deposits safeguarding
  • Geological education as a basis of raw materials safety
Conference venue

Center of Kraków, Poland.

Hotel with appropriate conference room, catering services and accommodation with fixed single room rate offered.

Qubus Hotel Kraków, ul. Nadwiślańska 6, 30-527 Kraków, Poland

For conference participants, there is a special promotional code KRAKOW 2022, entitling to a 25% discount. The code can be used when booking a room at the following address: Qubus Hotel Kraków - Profitroom Booking Engine

Reservations are accepted according to room availability.

more about Krakow

Scientific Committee
  • Krzysztof Galos - Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute PAS (Poland) – Chairman
  • Vitor Correia - International Raw Materials Observatory (Belgium)
  • Magnus Ericsson - Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
  • Katharina Gugerell - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria)
  • Pavel Kavina - Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic)
  • Alicja Kot-Niewiadomska - Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute PAS (Poland)
  • António Mateus - University of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Peter Moser - University of Leoben (Austria)
  • Marek Nieć - Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute PAS (Poland)
  • Vladimir Simic - University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Slavko Solar - UNECE Expert Group on Resource Management (Switzerland)
  • Krzysztof Szamałek – University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • Michael Tost - University of Leoben (Austria)
  • Linda Wårell - Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
Organizing Committee

The Division of Mineral Policy

  • Alicja Kot-Niewiadomska – Chairwoman
  • Krzysztof Galos
  • Anna Burkowicz
  • Katarzyna Guzik
  • Jarosław Kamyk
  • Ewa Lewicka
  • Jarosław Szlugaj
  • Hubert Czerw
  • Beata Figarska-Warchoł
  • Andrzej Gałaś

The conference is organized as part of the international project "Mineral deposits safeguarding as a basis of Europe's mineral raw materials safety - SafeMin4Europe" financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences

ul. J. Wybickiego 7A, 31-261 Kraków, Poland, e-mail: SafeMin4Europe@min-pan.krakow.pl

This conference has been supported by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA
under Grant No. PPI/APM/2019/1/00079/U/00001
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