The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme will sponsor twenty quarry managers, public sector officials and quarry association representatives to attend the ‘Stone Sector and Changing Trends’ Conference in Carrara Italy, as well as pre- and post- conference training on quarry management of dimension stones and construction materials. Nationals from any of the forty participating countries of the Programme within the ACP Group of States are eligible to apply. Applications due: 18 March 2016. Download the application form: English / French

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The Regional Training Workshop on Quarry Management of Dimension Stones and Construction Materials will be delivered in Carrara Italy, the heart of Europe’s dimension stone industry. The workshop will be held over six days, including field visits to Carrara’s famous marble quarries. 

The training workshop will incorporate:

 attendance at the ‘Stone Sector and Changing Trends’ international conference at Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara (16-17 June); 

attendance to the pre-conference training workshop ‘Best Practice for Assessment and Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves’ (15 June); and 

attendance to a post-conference workshop/mentoring event on Quarry Management of Dimension Stones and Construction Materials (18-20 June). 

Twenty (20) mid-level professionals will be sponsored to attend. 

A select number of sponsored participants will also have the opportunity to make a presentation at the conference. Simultaneous translation will be available at each of the events (French & English).


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