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Sustainable Mining, local communities and environmental regulation in Kolarctic area (SUMILCERE) (KO554)
Funded by Kolarctic ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

While mining has become one of the leading industries in the region, it also brings challenges: people fear the effects on nature, and are concerned about the effects of mines on other livelihoods on the region. The project aims to achieve sustainable development by introducing recommendations for social licensing and environmental regulation. During the project, al toolkit “Implementing sustainable mining in the European high north” will be developed

Main activities

The project consisted of three thematic research sub-projects: I: Current practices: participation and relationships between mining projects and local mining communities II: The legal structure: Improving policy instruments and regulations. III: Arctic, international law and rights of the Sami people in mining projects.


Work package reports, research reports and publications

Basic information




2012-12-21 - 2015-02-20

Total Budget / Programme funding

1 093 704 € / 984 334 €

Lead partner

Lapin yliopisto\University of Lapland
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Luleå University of Technology
Northern Research Institute
Institute of the Industrial Ecology Problems оf the North of the Kola Science Center (INEP