As the project DIM ESEE 2 (legacy of the successful DIM ESEE project) was selected for funding by EIT RawMaterials in the KAVA 7 Call, we are in search of Task partners from RIS countries that would participate in our project activities. On behalf of the project consortium, we are opening the Call for universities or research institutes from the following RIS countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine.
DIM ESEE v.2 is a RIS lifelong learning project focused on rising innovativeness within RM professionals in the ESEE region, having impact beyond and above the duration of the project. Targeted region lacks LLL courses for RM professionals, whereas at the same time classical higher education system with outdated curricula have very little ability to follow development trends and adsorb new innovative and advanced tools and methodologies, reflecting in lower innovativeness rate of their students and alumnus – RM professionals. The project consortium coordinated by University of Zagreb-Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering consists of “Trainer” partners (University of Liege, Montan University Leoben, National Technical University of Athens, Slovenian National Building and Construction Engineering Institute and University of Miskolc) and “Trainee” partners (Technical University of Košice, University of Zagreb, University of Miskolc, National Technical University of Athens and RIS TPs from Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine). The project lasts for 4 years and is focused primary on the RM professionals, developing four innovative workshops, 3 days each, for a total of 120+ professionals: Innovation in exploration (2021), Innovation in process-oriented orebody characterization (2022), Innovation in extraction (2023), and Innovation in ore processing (2024). Innovation workshops are going to be implemented in Interuniversity Centre of Dubrovnik. Participating RIS Universities will collaborate in preparation of the joint spin-off workshops for RM PhD and MSc students, using prepared materials of the primary Innovation workshops. For the duration of the project three spin-off workshops are going to be implemented (Miskolc (2022): Innovation in exploration, Zagreb (2023) Innovation in process-oriented orebody characterization, Athens (2024) Innovation in extraction). Spin-off programmes are planned to last continuously for minimum of 3 years after the implementation, targeting RM students – future alumnus of the “Trainee” universities.
At the time of selecting a RIS Task Partner, the following criteria will be considered:
A. Task Partners come from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine.
B. Task Partners are able to contribute to and maximize the impact of the DIMESEE-2 project coordinated by University of Zagreb – Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, as one of EIT RawMaterials Partners as described in point 3.
C. The selected candidates shall provide the expertise in the raw materials sector as the legal entity with specific knowledge, access to data-set or equipment available in the RIS country of their origin. The expertise is in particular demonstrated by the following:
i. Being the raw materials data owner and provider at regional / country level (e.g. geological data, mining properties inventory data, secondary deposits inventory data, etc.) and enabling the use of that data for the specific project;
ii. Possessing sound knowledge of local regulations, legislation and policy including policy analysis, legal and economic and multi factor analysis and local regulations for intellectual properties (IP) and utilizing this knowledge for the purpose of the specific project;
iii. Able to manage local raw materials sampling, sample handling and processing for use in a specific project;
iv. Accredited measurement and analysis for locally taken raw materials samples for use in a specific project;
v. Being the owner or having access to certain local raw materials sites / test sites or materials/processes and enabling them for usage in a specific project;
vi. Carry out research and development in the field of raw materials and conducting it or utilizing its results in a specific project;
vii. Being a member of or affiliated with major raw materials networks (i.e. chambers or professional associations) in the RIS country of origin;
viii. Representing and engaging the majority of types of legal entities in the RIS country of their origin (e.g. associations, chambers).
D. Project activities are performed in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine.
E. Task Partners from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine will contribute to local education and dissemination and communication activity.
F. Applicants have strong existing connection toward local industry in order to support industrial feedback and ensure participation in DIM ESEE Innovative workshops and programmes.
Full Call Text can be found HERE.
All applications must be signed and stamped by authorized person (legal representative of the institution). Please find RIS Task Partners Application Form HERE.
The results of the evaluation will be published and sent to all applicants by 24th July 2020.