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Annual report 2015

The annual review outlines the Federation's main activities over the past year according to the seven areas identified in the strategic plan for 2014 to 2017: EFG Members, European Network, Global Network, GeoExpert, Services, Projects and Communication. It is now...

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European Geologist Journal 41: Sustainable land use

Issue 41 of the Journal is dedicated to “Sustainable land use: How geology can contribute”. It is available for online reading and download at http://eurogeologists.eu/journal. Printed copies may be purchased via the EFG office...

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EurGeol of the month: Ana Meireles Serpa Santos

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we interview...

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News from KINDRA project

During the last semester, work under KINDRA (GA 642047) was focussing on setting up a tool for inventorying information sources regarding Hydrogeological Research Knowledge and Innovation. The KINDRA European Inventory on Groundwater Research (EIGR) is a result of...

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The Need for Long-Term Investments in the Water Sector

The European Parliament welcomed representatives working in the domain of water on 28 April 2016 in order to discuss the importance of ensuring long-term investments in the sector and how they can best be materialised. At the beginning of the conference it has been...

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EurGeol of the month: Michiel van der Meulen

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we interview...

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Survey on geology in public education

The EFG Panel of Experts on Education is currently carrying out an online survey to assess the role and state of geology in public education in Europe. You are invited to fill in the survey through the following...

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EurGeol of the month: Marino Trimboli

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we interview...

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Call for photos: Geoscientists at work

After the success of last year, EFG and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) are again jointly organizing the Photo Contest 2016. Once again, the theme is 'Geoscientists at work'. All members of EFG's national associations are invited to...

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EurGeol of the month: Remi Bosc

“European Geologist of the month” is a new category of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we...

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One Day in Europe: Hungary

One Day in Europe is a new feature of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we will travel to one of EFG’s national membership associations and discover their main activities and challenges. In February we visited Hungary. The Hungarian Geological Society (MFT)...

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GeoNews January

The January issue of GeoNews, EFG's monthly newsletter, is out - from now on we feature each month one of EFG's national membership associations. Read it here.

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One Day in Europe: Belgium and Luxembourg

One Day in Europe is a new feature of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we will travel to one of EFG’s national membership associations and discover their main activities and challenges. In January we visited Belgium and Luxembourg. The BLUG/UBLG is an...

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EurGeol of the month: Anke Penndorf

“European Geologist of the month” is a new category of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we...

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EurGeol of the month: Francisco Igualada

“European Geologist of the month” is a new category of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we...

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EFG attended EP Responsible Mining work session

Responsible Mining: Working in partnership for sustainable development Brussels 01/12/2015, by Vanja Biševac On 1 December, 2015 at 12:30h, Mr. Bogdan Wenta (MEP), member of the Committee on Development and rapporteur of the Conflict minerals document, hosted the...

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EurGeol of the month: Koen Verbruggen

“European Geologist of the month” is a new category of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we...

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EFG attends Gypsum Forum

A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: The Gypsum Experience Brussels, 17.11.2015, by Vanja Biševac On 17th of November Mrs. Julie Girling (ECR) hosted a Gypsum Forum in European Parliament focusing on a Circular economy for the Construction sector and...

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EFG attends European Parliament CCS hearing

Towards a global CCS breakthrough: Lessons from abroad and a plan for the EU European Parliament hearing on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Brussels, 12/11/2015, Kris Welkenhuysen & Vanja Biševac On 12 November 2015, MEP’s Theresa Griffin and Krišjānis Kariņš hosted...

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European Geologist 40 now online

Issue 40 of the European Geologist Journal, a special issue on hydrogeology, is now available for online reading: http://eurogeologists.eu/journal Paper copies may be purchased at a price of 15€ via the EFG Office...

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VAMOS project completes second workpackage

¡VAMOS!, the Viable Alternative Mining Operating System, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, recently delivered conceptual design plans for submerged mining prototype. Read the full press release...

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EurGeol of the month: John Clifford

"European Geologist of the month" is a new category of EFG's monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we will ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. To open this...

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Press release: INTRAW Joint Panels of Experts workshop

As part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research & Innovation (R&I), the 36-months project INTRAW that started in February 2015 aims to map best practices and develop new cooperation opportunities related to raw materials between the EU and...

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Memorandum of Understanding with IAGETH

On 17 September 2015, EFG signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH). The objective of this MoU is to bring the two IUGS-affiliated organisations (IAGETH and EFG) together to focus attention on the conjunction...

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GeoNews August

The August isssue of GeoNews, EFG's monthly newsletter is now out! Read it here.

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ICOG makes proposals for a national geological policy

EFG’s Spanish member, the Illustre Colegio Oficial de Geólogos (ICOG), the Spanish professional geologists association developed, with the additions of the positions already published by the Spanish Geological Society and the Spanish Association for the Teaching of...

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GeoNews July

Read the July issue of EFG's monthly newsletter at http://eurogeologists.eu/geo-news/! descubra uma grande variedade de jogos de friv online, clique aqui, e garanta a sua diversao, com increveis jogos do friv, jogos de tiro, jogos de meninas, jogos de motos e carros e...

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Call for articles European Geologist 40: Groundwater

The Editor-in-Chief of the European Geologist journal (EGJ) invites you to submit articles for the 40th issue of the journal which will be entitled "Towards 2020: groundwater research in Europe". We expect contributions related to the topic. Please send your article...

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European Geologist 39 – Mineral reporting standards

Issue 39 of the European Geologist journal has been issued in May. It is a special issue dedicated to the MIN WIN-WIN conference organised in November 2014 by EFG and PERC. Speakers of the conference were invited to submit articles on mineral reporting standards. More...

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Peter Styles receives EFG Medal of Merit

During the summer Council meeting of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) held on 13 and 14 June 2015 at Newcastle (UK), Professor Peter Styles was awarded the 2014/2015 Medal of Merit for exceptional and distinguished contributions to the Federation and to the...

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Press release MINATURA2020 project launch

A new EU project entitled MINATURA2020 – Developing a concept for a European minerals deposit framework, funded within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme, was launched in the beginning of 2015 as a response to social needs to safeguard mineral deposits...

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Geology for Society report launch

                      In the light of the major role geology plays (often unknowingly) in a multitude of economic areas, the Geological Society of London (GSL) produced in 2014 a major report named “Geology for...

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GeoNews May

The May issue of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews is now out!

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EFG Annual report 2014

EFG’s annual report presents a review of the Federation’s activities in 2014 along the seven strategic action plans for the period 2014-2017: EFG Members, European Network, Global Network, EurGeol as Competent Persons, Services, Projects and Communication. More...

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New EurGeol leaflet

EFG has recently released its new leaflet “European Geologist title - Certification of geosciences professionals”. Have a look at it and discover the advantages of the EurGeol title at www.eurogeologists.eu. We thank EuroGeoSurveys, the European not-for-profit...

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Kindra project news

    KINDRA – Knowledge Inventory for hydrogeology research, Grant Agreement No. 642047 – is funded by the European Commission’s HORIZON2020 Framework Programme. Its overall objective is to take stock of Europe’s contemporary practical and scientific...

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Memorandum of Understanding with GSAf

      In March 2015, the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) signed a memorandum of understanding in Brussels to increase their mutual cooperation. Given the similar objectives and common benefits of its...

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INTRAW project launch

Within the scope of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research & Innovation, the new 36-month project INTRAW has been launched in February 2015 under the coordination of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) to foster international...

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MoA with IAPG

The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) have signed on 12 December 2014 a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to collaborate on issues of common interest. The International Association for Promoting...

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EFG partner of ¡VAMOS! project

The aim of the EU-funded ¡VAMOS! (Viable Alternative Mine Operating System) project is to design and build a robotic, underwater mining prototype with associated launch and recovery equipment, which will be used to perform field tests at four EU minesites. EFG will...

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