ERA-MIN 2 supports ambitious, transnational research and development projects within the following topics:

  • Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining
  • Design
  • Processing, production and remanufacturing
  • Recycling and re-use of End-of-Life Products


This second ERA-MIN Call has a deadline on 31 January 2019.

Partners of the international project proposals receive support from their own country or region for their contribution to the project. Specific eligibility criteria and support modalities apply to each country or region.
In this call, 23 support agencies from 18 countries are participating with an overall budget of around 13.5 million euros. More information about the participating countries and regions can be found in the call text is external)

VLAIO provides a budget of 1 million euros for the financing of the Flemish share of ERA-MIN 2 projects. The support channels for research ( is external)) and development projects ( is external)) are used for this purpose. The maximum support for the Flemish participation in an ERA-MIN2 project is limited to 500,000 euros.

The project leader of the international ERA-MIN 2 project submits the project to ERA-MIN2 by 31 January 2019. As a Flemish participant, you also need to submit a digital application for a research or development project concerning the Flemish project part at VLAIO. Here you cross "international project" and download the corresponding templates. This you submit to VLAIO by the same date of 31 January 2019.

Are you considering submitting an application? If so, please contact the Agency ( sends e-mail)) for further explanations and/or an exploratory interview.