The countdown for the Resources for Future Generations conference that will take place in Vancouver in 2018 has officially began, and we are counting the days!

Until then, EFG is cordially inviting its partners and their colleagues to submit an abstract to one of two sessions that EFG is organizing within the RFG2018 conference, held between 16th and 21st June 2018. The two topics are:

  •  RS39: Exploration Activities Communication and Public Engagement In Populated Regions : The session aims to address the importance of the engagement with communities and the public to ensure that good science is used to inform appropriate and balanced public decision-making on extractive resources projects (communication practices – good and bad examples; community engagement; tackling environmental issues and challenges; dealing with the false communication of the opposition etc.). Comparing different approaches and contrasts around project decision-making will enhance practices to foster communication and engagement with citizens and communities. The session will offer a perfect opportunity for formal and informal exchange of opinions and views, and to develop communication ideas for the future.
  • RS27: International Cooperation (in the Context of Geosciences? Practice) : Globalisation has strongly impacted the global industry and market, and consequentially also several cross-cutting geological topics – professionalism/work (ie. CETA MAC/Euromines initiative), ethic issues, research and education. Session aims to address all aspects of these topics, from the challenges and potential obstacles the international cooperation of geoscientists brings, through the experience gained, and the lessons learned. Speakers being involved in cross-cultural, country and/or continental cooperation are invited to share their experience.

Abstracts can be submitted online until the 12th February 2018 through this form.

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