ERA-MIN3 is a global and flexible pan-European network of 24 European and non-European research funding organisations, aiming to continue strengthening the mineral raw materials community through the coordination of research and innovation programmes on non-fuel and non-food raw materials (metallic, construction, and industrial minerals).

The EU Co-funded ERA-MIN Joint Call 2021 will be the first joint call of the ERA-NET Cofund ERA-MIN3, officially launched on the 15th of January, 2021, which counts with an indicative budget of €19.5 Million. The scope of the 2021 Call is needs-driven research addressing three segments of non-fuel, non-food raw materials: metallic materials; construction materials; industrial minerals. ERA-MIN3 supports ambitious, transnational research and development projects within the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining
  • Topic 2: Design
  • Topic 3: Processing, Production and Remanufacturing
  • Topic 4: Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products
  • Topic 5: Cross-cutting topics



The 2021 call for ERA-MIN3 is now open with a deadline for pre-proposals on 1 April 2021.

Would you like to learn more about this call? Join the online launch event on 17 February 2021 (14h00-16h00). You can register here.



The partners of the international project proposals receive support for their contribution to the project from their own country or region. For each country or region, specific eligibility criteria and support modalities apply. More information on the participating countries and regions can be found here.

VLAIO uses the support programme for research and development projects to finance the Flemish share of ERA-MIN3 projects. More information can be found here.

The project leader of the international ERA-MIN3 project submits the project to ERA-MIN3 by 1 April 2021. As a Flemish participant, you also have to submit a digital application for a research or development project at VLAIO for the Flemish project part. To do so, select "international project" and "ERA-MIN" and download the corresponding templates. Submit this to VLAIO by the same date of 1 April 2021.

Are you considering submitting an application? Please contact VLAIO as soon as possible for further details and/or an exploratory meeting.