INTERMIN - International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres

The goal of the project is to create a feasible, long-lasting international network of technical and vocational training centres for mineral raw materials’ professionals. Specific objectives of the project are to develop common metrics and reference points for quality assurance and recognition of training and to create a comprehensive competency model for employment across the primary and secondary raw materials sector.

INTERMIN activities include:
a)    To develop an international qualification framework for technical and vocational training programs on mineral raw materials’ topics, based on present and future requirements by employers.
b)    To foster joint international training programs by a merger of competences and scope of existing training programmes.
c)    To optimise future interaction and collaboration in Europe and internationally.
The project activities require contact with people as well the collection, analysis, treatment and storage of primary data (data collected by the Consortium involved in INTERMIN) and secondary data (data collected by others and published or publically available). INTERMIN also includes the development of a repository, which consists of a database of documents used and generated by the project.

Further and up to date information is available from the project on the website of the project and on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook platforms.

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The final conference of the project is available via :


The duration of the INTERMIN project is 01/02/2018-31/07/2021. The leader of the consortium is the Spanish Geological Survey (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España - IGME), the consortium consists of 13 institutions, associations, MBFSZ is taking part as third party in the project. The total budget of the project is1266021.25 €, which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 776642.

Project leader: Katalin Szabó, Department of Mineral Resources Management and Concession Affairs