A stronger voice for geoscience: EuroGeoSurveys and European Federation of Geologists launch strategic partnership for increased impact

EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) recently teamed up to create bigger impact for geoscience. By signing a memorandum of understanding, both organisations lay the foundation for a strategic partnership with a singular goal – to bring the solutions of geoscience to the forefront and pave the way for a sustainable future.

EuroGeoSurveys’ Secretary General Julie Hollis and EFG Executive Director Glen Burridge signing the Memorandum of Understanding in Brussels.

To officially launch this strategic alliance, EFG and EGS are already working on a joint Public Relations Strategy for European Geoscience. The agreement also involves a close cooperation between expert panels, scoping of relevant project opportunities, and coordination in the field of member services.

EFG President Marko Komac welcomed the agreement stating:

“One Earth. One science that helps to understand it – geology. By signing the MoU between EFG and EGS, the two umbrella organisations will join forces, knowledge, experience and resources for a sustainable future.”

According to EGS President Christophe Poinssot, “this MoU represents a major milestone in EuroGeoSurveys’ efforts to collaborate with like-minded organisations and promote the role of geoscience in driving sustainable development in Europe. Through our close cooperation, we will be able to leverage the expertise of our respective expert panels and support our shared mission. I am confident that this collaboration will be a fruitful one and bring benefits to all involved”.

Representing together more than 50,000 European geologists, both from the public and the private sector, EGS and EFG are committed to working hand in hand to achieve a joint vision.

About EFG and EGS:

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is a not-for-profit organisation currently representing 27 professional geoscience societies and associations across the continent. Its primary role is to safeguard and promote the interests of the geological profession, advocate for the best technical, scientific and ethical practice in its application of and sustainable and responsible use of the Earth’s resources. It does this through participation in EU-funded research projects, international networks and events, licencing of individual geologists and a wide range of outreach activities.

More information: https://eurogeologists.eu

EuroGeoSurveys (EGS), the Geological Surveys of Europe, is a not-for-profit organisation representing 37 National Geological Surveys and some regional Surveys in Europe, public sector institutions carrying out operations and research in the field of geosciences. It provides the European Institutions with expert, neutral, balanced and practical pan-European advice and information as an aid to problem-solving, policy, regulatory and programme formulation.

More information: https://eurogeosurveys.org