INTERMIN is a self-sustainable, long-term, lasting international network of training centres for professionals. This project involves educational and research institutions in the EU and the leading counterparts in third countries, based on specific country expertise in the primary and secondary raw materials sectors. The network maps skills and knowledge in the EU and the third countries, identifies key knowledge gaps and emerging needs, develops roadmaps for improving skills and knowledge, as well as establishing common training programmes in the raw materials sectors. In line with the EU’s strategy for international co-operation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), the consortium sought international collaboration, and fostered and explored synergies with the relevant EU Member States initiatives.

The INTERMIN international network of technical and vocational training centres for professionals ensures that common resources are leveraged to their best potential to create training programmes that match the needs of raw materials’ employers and professionals, with a sustainable objective. Collaboration takes full advantage of specialisation/capabilities of the network members, communication technologies and globalisation, using the educational platform to deliver interactive online services that provide trainers and learners with information, tools and resources to support and enhance training delivery and management.