Securing access to mineral resources in the best environmental, social and governance (ESG) conditions

Securing the access to mineral resources represents a crucial strategic issue for Europe’s ambitions to deliver the Green Deal and perform the energy and digital twin transition. As future demand of primary critical raw materials will continue to be largely met by imports, the EU needs to diversify its supply chain and engage in strategic partnerships with resource-rich third countries covering extraction, processing and refining.

AfricaMaVal aims at developing EU-Africa partnerships ensuring responsible sourcing of minerals for the European industry while providing for a sustainable local co-development in the best environmental, social and governance (ESG) conditions and creating a long-term prolific business environment for European and African companies.

DURATION: 2022 – 2026

SCOPE: Europe, Africa

FOCUS AREA: Resource Extraction

FUNDED BY: European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA)

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EU-Africa Partnerships for responsible resourcing of minerals

AfricaMaVal aims at developing EU-Africa partnerships ensuring responsible sourcing of minerals for the European industry while providing for a sustainable local co-development in the best environmental, social and governance (ESG) conditions and creating a long-term prolific business environment for European and African companies.
The project will focus on the mineral potential, and financial, environmental, social, institutional and economic aspects along the whole value chain, with the following overall objectives:

  • Building EU and Africa business networking across all critical raw materials value chains;
  • Developing a strategy for the integration of identified and emerging EU and African raw materials value chains for the energy and digital transitions;
  • Assessing responsible investment opportunities.

In-depth Case Studies for 10 countries

During the project, in-depth case studies will be developed for 10 countries, selected due to their mining and refining potential, and existing links with several EU countries.

AfricaMaVal case studies (1)

Project Objectives

Building an EU and Africa business networking
on the whole CRM value chains.
Developing a strategy
for the integration of identified and emerging EU and African raw materials value chains for the energy and digital transition.
Assessing responsible investment opportunities.

Partner Organizations