When? 29th September. 3pm GMT/UTC.

Where? Online

Register now (required): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IS1h72zgTeKV2fRXlFfy2Q

Europe faces a massive increase in mining in the years to come, as the EU and national governments seek to repatriate mining operations and secure domestic supplies of ‘critical’ minerals for renewable energy, industrial and military transitions.

Communities in Iberia, Scandinavia, Ireland and the Balkans are already feeling the pressure of mining expansion. Their efforts to defend lands, waters and beloved places from mining destruction are spreading across the continent.

In this volatile context, this webinar will address two key questions:

  1. How are European communities already asserting their ‘Right to Say No’ from the grassroots?
  2. How can the Right to Say No be materially advanced in Europe, as a strategy to redress the imbalance of power between communities and corporations and states?

We will explore these questions with speakers from Finland, Romania and Italy who have extensive experience of struggle and success in asserting the Right to Say No. We will also discuss how European communities can stand in solidarity with allies resisting mining and advancing the Right to Say No in the Global South.


  • Tero Mustonen. Selkie, Finland.  More info
  • Roxana Pencea Bradatan. Rosia Montana, Romania. More info
  • Francesco Pedala, NoTAP Campaign, Italy.  More info
  • Richard Solly, London Mining Network, UK. More info.

Register now (required): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IS1h72zgTeKV2fRXlFfy2Q

Presentations from each speaker will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session. Translation from English into Spanish and French will be available (see below for flyers in these languages). The webinar will be recorded, made available online and shared via social media using #RighttoSayNoEurope

This webinar is part of a global series exploring the Right to Say No, organised by members of the Thematic Social Forum on Mining, a network of networks.

More information

Watch the first global webinar here.

Find out more about the Thematic Social Forum on Mining here.