Working in close cooperation with our industrial partners, Lifelong Learning courses offer innovative professional training for individuals already working in the raw materials sector. Training draws on expertise from all three sides of the knowledge triangle to respond to the industry’s changing needs and remains at the forefront of innovation. Courses are designed not only with the acquisition of skills and transfer of knowledge in mind, but also focus on tackling innovation challenges and the competitive pressures of new trends and technologies in the raw materials sector.

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Become familiar to Perlite as an industrial mineral and its applications and understand the intrinsic characteristics and the key properties of Perlite in relation to its potential applications. Gain in-depth knowlegde about the peculiarities of the expansion process for the different qualities of perlites in each sector of final application.

“Automated Materials Characterization” / “Automated Mineralogy” is an analytical technique based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image analysis coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS).


Get an overview of Circular Economy, goals, action plans, waste hierarchy, recycling rate etc. Learn about challenges of recycling special mineral waste and landfill mining.


In short: Learn a new way of critical thinking and doing.

Stepping away from classical closed solution-based thinking towards a new, fast, and entertaining way to deep diving into complex problems to finally develop systemic-holistic solutions along the value-chain in a rapidly changing globalised world.

This course will create and deliver high quality education by formalizing existing knowledge on secondary materials and residues with a focus on their possible use as raw materials and with special emphasis on the challenges of industry using recent research findings.

Efficient comminution processes require a careful process design and presume a deep understanding of the grinding fundamentals as well as the appropriate machinery.

This programme addresses the shortage of rock engineering personnel in the European mining industry. The emphasis is on the application of rock mechanics principles and methods in the areas of mine design, mining system selection and design, support of mining excavations and management of rock pressure situations in mines.

CARONTE aims to design, pilot and disseminate innovative approaches and strategies in retrieving, effectively organizing and properly sharing among colleagues scientific and technical information regarding the science and innovation frontiers within companies operating in the raw materials sector that are focusing their activities on recycling (and substitution themes).

The improvement of dust and noise management is a permanent challenge in mining and mineral processing regarding either the staff as the environment.

The course aims to prepare participants to become more effective eco-innovators no matter where they reside in an organization. They can learn to become better managers in realizing their innovative idea and developing the managerial and entrepreneurial skills necessary to bring an innovative idea to market .

Geochemical exploration has evolved over the past 30 years from traditionally focused (mineral) resource identification to a multi-element, multi-media toolbox.


The training should give the participants a common theme about the application of mechanical excavation machines in mining and tunnelling – from the assessment of rock mass cuttability, over the basic principles and methods of mechanical cutting to machine types and technologies. The training will end with application examples referring to real field cases.

Short course in geometallurgy delivered to industrial mining professionals.

The course aims to provide technical updates regarding the management of raw materials and resources, with reference to the European national and regional raw materials policy. Also dealing with national and regional forecasts, the course aims to provide strategic suggestions in resource planning and in production management.

Underground surveying and monitoring is essential for the success of high-performance underground mining operations. Modern systems offer new ways to acquire spatial information and to create realistic and accurate 3D models. In this short course you will learn about existing solutions and possible fields of application, to better understand how future underground surveying could look like.

Trainees will have a grasp of materials behaviour and the influence of raw materials quality and processing on the quality of materials.

From Raw Materials to Sustainable Products

The 4L-Alloys School will train professionals to improve the sustainability of high quality manufacturing of Al-based products, taking advantage of the potential of recycling and recycled alloys.

The course offers effective training modules for professionals (technical staff and managers) to provide them with relevant material knowledge for lightweight design.


Trainees will have a grasp of materials behaviour and the influence of raw materials quality and processing on the quality of materials.

The proposed short course/interactive workshop provides an overview of the current use of chemical, mineralogical and metallurgical data in ore profiling, modeling, forecasting and process troubleshooting in Copper-(Moly/Gold) Operations.

PROCHAINE covers the whole process development chain - from ore mineralogy and bench scale testing to continuous plant process assessment and process optimization in a state-of-the-art pilot plant. The training programme gives participants a good knowledge on the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and upscaling of the ore beneficiation process, and how this information is related to the operational and economical aspects in the concentrating plant.

Superior understanding of water management related issues in order to ensure the proper specification of a successful solution for a given application is required in nearly any business.

The project ReUK has compiled workshop material that enables decision makers to start an in-house transition process from linear to circular business making. This training course supports workshop participants in setting up reuse or remanufacturing activities in their own businesses.

Metallurgy is a key enabler of a circular economy (CE), its digitalization is the metallurgical Internet of Things (m-IoT). In short: Metallurgy is at the heart of a CE, as metals all have strong intrinsic recycling potentials.

Trainees will be able to understand a leadership style with a “soft skill” approach and why this is essential nowadays: in order to keep employees motivated and assure competitiveness. They get tools for better understanding the team members and keep the momentum of a motivated team alive.

During this 3-day intensive course, the outcome for the participants will be a better understanding of how to develop, apply and implement Process Integration (PI) for different systems.

An international and effective training programme for extractive industry professionals and managers that will support and facilitate participants’ abilities to develop sustainable and innovative business models and operations.

Alternative solutions to reduce vibrations instead of reducing MIC or hole diameter will be trained.

The Powder Metallurgy (PM) community led by the European PM Association (EPMA) proposes a unique lifelong learning programme: a five week school, with each week devoted to a PM sector, followed by a three week internship.

The training was developed to provide a common understanding of the application of mechanical cutting / excavation machines.