It supports the creation of a common data base for an efficient resource strategy for the EU's access to raw materials, and it will be one of the building blocks of the European Union Raw Materials Knowledge Base (EURMKB).
Main objectives of the Minventory
- investigate how to achieve structured statistical information;
- give recommendations and create a roadmap regarding interoperability and harmonisation of data for the European Minerals Yearbook (to be achieved by 2020 and beyond);
- display the findings on an interactive web site.
The study will feed into the EU Raw Materials Knowledge Base, which is one of the objectives of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials described in detail in its Strategic Implementation Plan of 18 September 2013.