The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) has published its Annual Report for 2023, showcasing a year of significant achievements and strategic advancements. The report highlights EFG’s commitment to promoting excellence in geosciences across Europe and outlines key initiatives, partnerships, and policy contributions made throughout the year.


Key Highlights: 

  1. Strategic Developments:
    • New Strategic Plan (2023-2027): EFG launched a comprehensive strategic plan aimed at promoting the importance of the geology profession in Europe. This plan includes a significant rebranding initiative, introducing a modern logo that symbolises inclusivity and the multifaceted nature of Earth.
  2. Policy Influence:
    • EFG actively participated in various EU consultations, providing critical feedback on significant legislative proposals, including the Critical Raw Materials Act, the European Net Zero Industry Act, and the Soil Health Act.
    • The federation issued a position paper emphasising the role of geoscience in civil protection against earthquakes.
  3. Enhancing Professional and Public Engagement:
    • EFGeoMentoring Programme: Continued to support the professional development of geoscientists through mentorship.
    • Public Webinars: Organised seven webinars covering diverse geoscience topics, engaging a broad audience.
    • Annual Employment Survey: Conducted to gather data on the geoscience workforce, informing future initiatives.
  4. International Collaboration:
    • Established strategic partnerships with organisations like EuroGeoSurveys and strengthened transatlantic relationships with geoscience bodies in the USA, Australia, South Africa, and Canada.
  5. Publications and Outreach:
    • Published two issues of the European Geologist journal, focusing on the role of geology in clean energy transition and policy-making.
    • Enhanced outreach efforts with over 10,000 LinkedIn post impressions per week and more than 10,000 monthly website visitors.
  6. Events and Advocacy:
    • EFG played an active role in 23 high-level events across 12 countries, advocating for the essential role of geology in society.
    • Participated in COP28 in Dubai, highlighting the indispensable contributions of geology to the green energy transition.

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