Welcome to the EFG

The European Federation of Geologists is a non-governmental organisation that was established in 1980 and includes today 25 national association members. EFG is a professional organisation whose main aims are to contribute to a safer and more sustainable use of the natural environment, to protect and inform the public and to promote a more responsible exploitation of natural resources. EFG’s members are National Associations, NAs, whose principal objectives are based in similar aims. The guidelines to achieve these aims are the promotion of excellence in the application of geology and the creation of public awareness of the importance of geoscience for the society.


The Voice of European Geologists

EurGeol Tool: Interactive Directory of European Geologists

The EurGeol Tool is an electronic service for European Geologist title holders (EurGeols), companies, public authorities and other stakeholders:

  • EFG has created an interactive directory allowing companies and organisations to search for European Geologists, EurGeols, active in one specific country and/or one specific professional geology domain.
  • The section ‘EurGeol searcher’ provides information about all professional geologists (EurGeols) registered and validated by the European Federation of Geologists.
  • The title held by a professional geologist means that the holder has achieved suitable academic training and a sufficient level of professional experience. In addition the geologist undertakes continuing education and training activities, and is required to abide by the EFG Code of Ethics.
  • In the section ‘EurGeol Service’, European Geologists can complete their annual record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) online, and create their electronic CV or visit card.
  • In terms of quality control each EFG Licensed Body can supervise and audit the EurGeol’s CPD records in the section “Licensed Bodies service”. Each Licensed Body has access to the details of the EurGeols registered in its organisation.

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Launch of EFGeoWeek

Launch of EFGeoWeek

January 10, 2017
EFGeoWeek is a new weekly publication by the European Federation of Geologists (EFG). It will be issued each Tuesday and is complementary with EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews.  EFGeoWeek compiles information from the EFG website, the social...
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EAGE/EFG photo contest 2017

EAGE/EFG photo contest 2017

January 9, 2017
The EAGE/EFG photo contest is now open for entries! The theme of the Photo Contest 2017 is 'Geoscientists at work'. We invite all EAGE members and members of EFG’s national associations to submit their photos relating...
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Register now for EFG/UNECE conference – 9 & 10 February 2017

January 5, 2017
EFG/UNECE conference: International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals Venue: Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium Co-organisers: EFG, UNECE Supporting organisations: CRIRSCO, EAGE, EGU, EuroGeoSurveys, Geological Society...
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