Sweden s Minerals Strategy

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1 Sweden s Minerals Strategy Katarina P. Nilsson Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation Lisbeth Hildebrand Geological Survey of Sweden Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

2 Sweden s Minerals Strategy Background rationale for developing the strategy problem setting Key aspect 1: Good communication approach between all involved stakeholders during design and implementation Key aspect 2: Integration and linkage to other strategies which play an important role for the mining sector

3 Sweden s Minerals Strategy why? A response to the Raw Materials Initiative The rising metal prices called for a strategy to solve challenges (lack of skilled workforce, land use, housing in remote mining areas etc) Sweden is a strong mining country - the demand for metals gives Sweden an opportunity for regional and national growth Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

4 Good communication approach between all involved stakeholders during design and implementation Understanding and recognising the societal need for minerals and the importance of the mining sector for socio-economic development. Government Commitment for sincere and heartfelt communication approach. "two-way" communication model: information is not just communicated from the top down, but also from the bottom up..

5 Design of the strategy Communication between all involved stakeholders how? Open invitation to contribute to the development of the strategy 40 written contributions Four thematic dialogue meetings were organised. They were open for anyone to attend. About 100 participants at each meeting. Geological Survey of Sweden Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

6 Sweden s Minerals Strategy Five strategic objectives/areas 1. A mining and minerals industry in harmony with the environment, cultural values and other business activities. 2. Dialogue and cooperation to promote innovation and growth 3. Framework conditions and infrastructure for competitiveness and growth 4. An innovative mining and minerals industry with an excellent knowledge base 5. An internationally renowned, active and attractive mining and attractive minerals industry Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

7 Communication approach implementation Five Strategic Objectives/Areas 11 Action Areas and 19 Actions Better dialogue and synergy with other industries Measures: Manual for consultation between the reindeer and mining industries during permitting processes (Norrbotten County Administrative Board)

8 Communication approach implementation Better dialogue and synergy with other industries Measures: Manual for consultation between the reindeer and mining industries during permitting processes (Norrbotten County Administrative Board) Adjusted/reworked to: Increased cooperation between the reindeer and mining industries

9 Communication approach implementation Understanding and recognising the need for minerals and the importance of the mining sector for socioeconomic development Action Increase the knowledge about the role of geology in society and highlight the industry as a workplace (Geological Survey of Sweden, business sector)

10 Increased knowledge of the role of geology in society Minecraft with more geology The Minecraft mod BetterGeo is part of the Public Awareness Measure within the Swedish Minerals Strategy. Geological Survey of Sweden Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

11 Communication approach implementation Communication must never end! Action National minerals forum to promote dialogue, knowledge and coordination

12 Integration and linkage to other strategies which play an important role for the mining sector - Different government departments (across ministries) are aware of the importance for minerals and the mining sector. - Strategies are designed to be flexible and be able to change with time?

13 Before governmental decision MiS approved by all affected Ministries Ministry of the Environment Ministry of Culture Ministry of Education and Research Ministry for Infrastructure Ministry of Employment

14 Strategies are designed to be flexible and be able change with time? The vision of the Minerals Strategy remains but the way of reaching the goal may change The Vision: To create growth throughout Sweden by means of sustainable use of the country s mineral resources, in harmony with environmental, natural and cultural values. Sweden is strengthening its position as the EU s leading mining and minerals nation.

15 Integration and linkage to other strategies. Export Strategy New industrialisation strategy Smart Industry The Innovation Partnership programmes: The next generation's travel and transport Smart cities Circular and bio-based economy Life sciences A connected industry and new materials

16 Thank You!