ERA-MIN 2 aims to implement a European-wide coordination of research and innovation programs on raw materials to strengthen the industry, competitiveness and the shift to a circular economy. Successful applications will be jointly funded by national/regional funding agencies across Europe – in Ireland this is the Geological Survey with a contribution from the EPA which allows us to broaden the scope to include recycling and reuse themes.

The funding available and included in the call document is the approximate total amount for project(s) (not an annual sum available). The GSI/EPA would aim to fund 2 or more projects from this funding.

The ERA-MIN 2 website ( is operational, however, it needs to be updated with the call documents. In the meantime, the call documents have been published on the old ERA MIN 1 site for the moment and are available for download at

Please read the documents very carefully
, as the calls are co-funded by more than one country some national rules may apply to international partners that do not apply to Irish partners and vice versa. If you cannot find the answer to your question in the call documents, please contact Aoife Braiden at


Call pre-announcement

1 December 2016

Publication of the Call

1 February 2017

Deadline for Pre-proposal submission (mandatory)

5 May 2017, 17:00:00 CEST

Communication of pre-proposal assessment

10 July 2017

Deadline for Full Proposal submission

28 September 2017, 17:00:00 CEST

Communication of full-proposal assessment

15 January 2018

Latest starting date of selected projects

1 May 2018