01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019

  • Digital economy
  • Economic Growth and Innovation
  • Education to entrepreneurship
  • EIT Raw Materials
  • Energy and Environment
  • Environmental sustainability
  • IoT
  • Mentorship
  • Teamwork


The E-Mining@School project aims to create awareness on the topic of critical raw materials in electronic waste, their management and related business opportunities. A second objective is to make schools and communities active players in the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) collection campaigns, thanks to the involvement of start-ups, researchers, experts, university students, public administrations, companies, etc., in order to promote the use of WEEE.

E-Mining@School in numbers


European partners


European countries

350 k

Smartphones thrown away every day


People reached

The project

E-Mining@School is a project co-funded by EIT KIC RAW Materials for students at vocational and secondary schools in five European countries. The project foresees that the students face first of all a series of educational activities: face-to-face lessons, workshop activities, visits to the structures dealing with e-waste, etc. The aim of this first phase had been to provide basic knowledge for understanding the environmental, economic and social importance of the management of electronic waste.
Students had been then get involved and set up WEEE collection campaigns: information about the WEEE collected will be put on an online platform for an international contest. Through the latter it will be possible to determine the group that has achieved the best results. The group of students (or a sub-group) with the greatest impact had been accompanied by a teacher from the institution on an educational visit to Europe to meet with experts in raw materials and circular economy.

Here the link to the project video LINK



For further information please write to milena.bigatto@trentinoinnovation.eu or visit the official project website.


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Published August 23, 2018