Matej Draksler

Project Specialist, Geological Survey of Slovenia

Bachelor's degree in technical sciences, upgraded with master's degree in economy. Broad experiences from different areas of work such as project management, marketing management and market development in EU, South-East- and East- European region and East Africa, upgraded with EIT RawMaterials projects expertise. Advocate of primary and secondary raw materials as mineral base for self-sufficient circular EU economy.

25.06.2019 13:30 - 15:00 Session 2 - Royal Ballroom 3 (First Floor) | Royal 3 (first floor)

Mineral Potential of East and South-East Europe – EIT RawMaterials „RESEERVE“ Project

Primary and secondary mineral raw materials are of strategic importance for South-East Europe (SEE) as well as for EU. Most EU countries are already part of the pan‐European Minerals Intelligence Network which provides continental-level, consistent and organised mineral data information on primary and secondary mineral resources. SEE region represents a gap in this network. RESEERVE EIT RawMaterials project, financed by European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), addresses this challenge by creating SEE countries Mineral Register. Project’s consortium includes EIT RawMaterials project partners from EU countries and task partners from SEE region with Geological Survey of Slovenia as coordinator. Beside aforementioned, project will also integrate SEE region into pan-European Minerals Intelligence Network, increase SEE countries mineral resources management capacity, ensure sufficient flow of information on mineral resources for European industry to expand investments in the SEE region, create regional opportunities for start‐ups and SMEs and generate new jobs opportunities.