Project duration: 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2021


The RM education in the ESEE region needs to be modernized, moving forward from the existing curricula and academic practices towards Innovation and Sustainable Development of the sector. To this aim, EnAct-SDGs will develop a dynamic network of ESEE Beneficiary Universities, Innovation providers Universities, RTOs and Industry and develop a roadmap to modernized education, increasing the capacity of ESEE University graduates and RM professionals

The solution (technology)

The RM education in the ESEE region needs to be modernized, moving forward from the existing curricula and academic practices towards the Innovation and Sustainable Development of the sector.
For that reason the proposed project “ENhancing the skills for the AChievemenT of SDGs”, EnAct-SDGs, will bring together ESEE Beneficiary Universities, AGH Poland, NTUA Greece, & TUKE Slovakia, the Innovation provider Universities, MUL, Austria, TUBAF, Germany and Uni Trento Italy, a Research Institute focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, HIT Italy, and an Industrial partner, MYTILINEOS, Greece, active in the whole RM value chain. This consortium will cooperate in order to develop an Action Plan that will act as a driver to modernize the RM education practices to ensure the incorporation of the Sustainable Development principles in the educational programmes of the ESEE Universities, strengthen the skills and increase the capacity of University graduates and RM professionals.
During the project a number of actions will take place and methodological tools will be adopted so as: (a) to build a dynamic self-sustained network between the Industry, Academia, Researchers and Professionals of the RM sector; (b) to initially assess the existing Educational programs of the Beneficiary Universities; (c) to take into account the needs and views of the stakeholders from the RM network, Policy makers and NGOs; (d) to identify the areas that need improvement; (e) propose a road map for the modernization of the educational programs of the Beneficiary Universities that could be then transferred as a Best practice to other Universities of the ESEE Region; (f) to organize pilot activities for the implementation of the new proposals.
The EnAct-SDGs project will cooperate with the existing and developing ecosystems of different EIT RM Innovation (RC Leoben and RC Freiberg) and RIS (RCGREECE and RCKOSICE) HUBs represented by the Consortium. The RM industry has already expressed their interest in the project implementation through their Letter of Intent.
This proposal falls within the RIS ESEE strategic objectives for transferring KIC good practices and know-how of the Knowledge Triangle Integration (KTI) in terms of engaging local and other KIC players and by mobilizing, interlinking and internationalizing national/regional networks, thus ultimately increasing the impact of the EIT RM Community at the European level.


  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Employers’ Organization of Polish Copper, Poland
  • Greek Mining Enterprises Association (GMEA), Greece
  • HIT – Hub Innovazione Trentino, Italy
  • Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • MYTILINEOS S.A., Greece
  • Panhellenic Association of Graduate Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (PSDMMM), Greece
  • Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany
  • The National Technology Platform for Research, Development and Innovation of Raw Material, Slovakia
  • Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
  • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (Lead Partner), Greece