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The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is a professional organisation representing geoscientists all across Europe.

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Welcome to EFG

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is a non-governmental organisation that was established in 1980 and includes today 27 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.

“EFG: a Federation working for You”: the video to discover EFG, its members, missions and actions. The way to meet the members of our growing European Family.

EFG in 6 missions


27 National Associations representing more than 45000 geoscientists across Europe


International recognition and partnership

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Recognises the ability to deliver a high quality of services within the practice of geology


Over two decades experience in more than 12 European projects


Accessible communication of geosciences and outreach

Panels of experts

10 panels, more than 200 experts from 22 European countries

European Geologist indexed in the DOAJ

European Geologist indexed in the DOAJ  EFG is pleased to announce that the European Geologist journal is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The DOAJ is an independent database containing over 16.500 peer-reviewed open-access...

Hydrogen: a new opportunity for oil and gas companies

It is no secret that environmental associations, NGOs and other environmentally friendly individuals express great hostility towards oil companies; this hostility is notorious. In a world that is increasingly trying to mitigate climate change, primarily by reducing...

The geoscience profession’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The geoscience profession’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic   EFG Board and staff members have recently published an article on the geoscience profession’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Episodes, the Journal of International Geoscience, which is published...

Annual report 2020

EFG presents its Annual Report for 2020  EFG is glad to present its Annual Report for 2020 which introduces the Federation’s main activities throughout the past year. The Report is structured around the six strategic action areas of the EFG Strategic...

EFG partners with IAH Belgium 2021

EFG partners with IAH Belgium 2021  The 48th IAH Congress will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 6-10 September 2021. EFG is proud to be a media partner of the event and we would therefore like to draw your attention to two upcoming opportunities relating to the...

Photo contest

EFG is organising an annual photo contest in collaboration with the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE).


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