Economic Geologist, Coordinator of EU mineral resources issues, Geological Survey of Sweden

Dr Nikolaos Arvanitidis

Economic Geologist with more than 40 years professional experience as,

  • Researcher at the Geological Institute of Stockholm University in Sweden,
  • R& D Project Manager on mineral exploration and development projects and Regional Division Director at the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME) in Greece,
  • Senior Specialist at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK),
  • Head of Economic Geology Division at the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)
  • EU project coordinator at the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)
  • Department Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

I have through the years got involved in EU-level positions and activities such as,

  • Chair of the Mineral Resources Expert Group at EuroGeoSurveys (EGS)
  • Executive Secretary and member of the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR)
  • Member of the Raw Materials Supply Group, the working groups on Criticality and Rare Earth Elements (ERECON), the Operational Groups of European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials
  • Member of the Advisory Group on “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” thematic area of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Since 1984, I have been actively involved in more than 25 EU Research &Development minerals related projects, as coordinator and participant. For more than 15 years I have been involved in evaluation of proposals, addressing Framework program calls and as Project Technical Assistant (PTA) reviewing ongoing EU funded projects.

Business Title:

Nikolaos Arvanitidis

Departementssekreterare/Department secretary

Näringsdepartementet/Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

Enheten för Branscher och Industri/Department for Business and Competition

Contact us

Irene Livanou, T: +30 210 6617 777 (ext. 119), Ε:
Christos Tegos, Τ: +30 210 6617777  (ext. 198), Ε:
Nicole Armoni, Τ: +30 210 6617777  (ext. 155), Ε:


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