Workshop 2: Designing the EU-Canada Mineral Investment Facility

November 15th, 2017
Toronto, Canada
Workshop 2, Toronto, November 15th, 2017
Workshop 2, Toronto, November 15th, 2017

On November 15th, Workshop 2 (W2) of the EU-Canada Mineral Investment Facility Feasibility Study (the Study) was held to share and debate the merit, function, and feasibility of potential models of a strategic platform designed to increase cooperation and investment flows between Canada and the EU in the Non-Energy Extractive Industries (NEEI).

The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to evaluate the analysis and findings from the Preliminary Interim Report 2 while discussing potential models of formal EU-Canada NEEI cooperation.

The achievements of this workshop, which was the second of Study’s three major stakeholder gatherings include:

  1. Provided a forum for stakeholders from Canada and the EU to connect and share ideas on how to improve cooperation between the two jurisdictions in the NEEI.
  2. Gathered perspectives from a diverse group of stakeholders drawn from industry, public institutions, and academia on the most significant challenges (and greatest opportunities) to increase cooperation and investment flows between Canada and the EU in the NEEI.
  3. Vetted the insights and conclusions contained in the Study’s Preliminary Interim Report 2 around potential models for the EU-Canada platform.
  4. Identified a potential path forward for the establishment of a sustainable, structured cooperation between Canada and the EU in the NEEI that could lead to increased cooperation and investment flows between Canada and the EU in the NEEI.


The valuable insights gained from feedback at this workshop will be consolidated into a presentation to stakeholders at EU-Canada Exploration and Mining Day during the PDAC 2018 Trade Show and conference in Toronto.