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Minerals Industry Trade Bodies:

EUPG "Union Européenne des Producteurs de Granulats" 

European Aggregates Association UEPG represents the industry in Brussels, with Members in 31 countries.  UEPG actively lobbies the European institutions and other stakeholders on issues key to the industry.


CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association

CEMBUREAU represents the cement industry in Europe at European Union institutions and other public authorities, and communicates on issues and policy including environmental aspects



IMA-Europe represents industrial minerals, particularly at European Union (EU) level, including environmental protection, and awareness about the importance of industrial minerals for society



Biodiversity and Natural Capital:

Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) 

A  collaboration between the University of Cambridge and internationally-focussed biodiversity conservation organisations on  biodiversity and the natural capital it represents. Undertaking research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions


Birdlife International  

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations in over 100 countries, working to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, and to promote sustainable use of natural resources



Dutch NGO that protects and manages nature reserves, and partners ENCI Maastricht in managing the nature land at the quarry




EuroGeoSurveys (EGS)

The Geological Surveys of Europe, is a not-for-profit organisation representing 33 National Geological Surveys and some regional Surveys in Europe



European Union bodies:

INTERREG IVB NWE is a financial instrument of the European Union's Cohesion Policy. It funds projects which support transnational cooperation. The aim is to find innovative ways to make the most of territorial assets and tackle shared problems of Member States, regions and other authorities



Other projects:

Sustainable Aggregates Planning in South East Europe (SNAP-SEE) an EU co-funded project addressing sustainability and environmental issues in minerals supply


Eco-Restore is a dedicated web space for conservation professionals and enthusiasts to share knowledge on nature restoration