Success rates of exploration and exploitation licences and permits

Estimate the success rate of exploration permits and exploitation licenses in each Member State, comparing the number of applications with the number of permits and licences for exploration and exploitation effectively attributed, explaining the reasons for the different performances, for all possible different permits and licenses in all Member States.

Select case studies at national or regional level where the successful rate is high and low, describe and analyse them, using a SWOT or similar tool to allow extracting conclusions. Support the case studies with interviews addressed to the Member State's authorities at the relevant level and to the companies directly involved in the processes.