Project duration: 1 January 2018 – 31 March 2020


Bosnia&Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ukraine lack geological expertise due to political and economic reasons. Significant need for training on geological exploration methodologies for defining greenfield potential and use of laboratory equipment is present in these countries.

Due to post-war economy crises, the insecure financial sector as well as regular problems of countries in the transition process, the complete raw materials value chain was broken and has never been put into an order. Geological institutions, such as geological surveys, universities are focusing and trying to improve current situation but without significant help and expertise of European scientific partners, they will never be able to catch up with 21st-century exploration standards.

That is why this project’s objective is to reach out to those countries by boosting the development of the geological sector, through a university-based educational and experts’ supported training program.

The project’s overall goal is to help these countries to rebuild the broken chain of education and training and benefit from the innovations already existing in the European Union and ongoing developments.

The solution (technology)

KIC partners will transfer their knowledge and experience to targeted countries, presenting an innovative approach to exploration and tools developed within own projects.

The project provides for transferring of up-to-date knowledge of modern concepts and methods to these countries through the comprehensive and suitable program for the students of the Faculty of Geosciences- University of Mitrovica, and also employees of the Geological Survey of the Republic of Kosovo, the Geological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Geological Survey of Ukraine.

The proposed project will have a long-term and significant effects, as well trained and educated geological experts will be able to provide all necessary expertise and services to investors, seeking for stable and secure raw material sources in Europe.


  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland (Lead Partner)
  • Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Finland
  • Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS), Slovenia
  • Pluto Investment AG, Switzerland
  • PROXIS Sp. z o.o., Poland
  • University of Tromso, Norway