EFGeoMentoring: Professional Career Mentoring & Coaching for Geoscientists

Mentoring has proved to be beneficial both for mentees and mentors at all career stages. EFG is therefore extending its current early career mentoring programme and is from now on offering mentoring and coaching services to mid-career and senior geoscience professionals.

The new EFGeoMentoring scheme aims at increasing international networking and supporting the life-long learning and CPD requirements of experienced geoscience professionals.

It allows mentees to benefit from insider knowledge about work perspectives in other geosciences sectors and countries.

As a complementary service we aim at providing mentees with access to a database of professional coaches who may advise on specific aspects relating to their career planning.

The EFGeoMentoring scheme is running on a continuous basis, matching mentees and mentors upon demand. Participants collaborate over a fixed period of 9 months. 

To participate, please check the conditions for participation here below and submit your application!

Our aims: 

  • Intensify international networking among geoscientists all across Europe and beyond
  • Provide mid-career and experienced professionals with contacts helping them to think through, plan and access their short, medium or long-term career development
  • Increase support for un- or underemployed geoscientists
  • Improve gender balance and increase diversity in leadership positions by providing targeted support to women and under-represented minorities
  • Facilitate life-long learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Would you like to:

  • broaden your professional network?
  • improve technical knowledge in a particular field?
  • improve your leadership/management skills?
  • acquire practical tools and strategies for the transition from a junior role into roles with higher responsibilities?
  • benefit from insider knowledge about work perspectives in another geosciences sector or in other countries and obtain practical advice and contacts?
  • apply for the European Geologist title and ask your mentor to guide you through the application procedure?



Are you a mid-career or senior professional in the field of geosciences?

Then you are eligible to participate in the EFGeoMentoring Programme!

Registration fee:

Reduced: 150 € (Members of EFG’s National Associations)

Standard: 300 € (non-members)

Note: the standard fee includes 100 € credit in case you apply for membership in one of EFG’s National Associations within 3 months of completing the mentoring programme



  • To participate, please complete the application form below
  • In addition, please send your CV to the EFG office at alberto.sanchez@eurogeologists.eu
  • The application fee will be due once we have matched mentees and mentors. You will then receive an invoice from the EFG Office.

Would you like to:

  • improve your leadership capability and coaching skills?
  • discover new values and points of view?
  • grow your professional network?
  • contribute to building a sustainable new generation of geoscientists?

Note that your participation as a mentor will be recognised in your annual CPD report (30 points).



  • Are you a EurGeol title holder?
  • Do you accept to support the EFG mentoring programme on a voluntary basis over a fixed period of 9 months?

Then you are eligible to participate in the EFGeoMentoring scheme!




  • Do you offer professional coaching services in the field of career planning, HR, marketing, psychology, legal advice on professional status/work conditions in other countries, career succession, financial management, etc.?
  • Do you agree to be included in our internal database of coaches which will be made available to all EFG mentees?
  • Do you agree to offer an initial free consultation to EFG mentees interested in your services?

Then you are eligible to participate in the EFGeoMentoring scheme!




The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is collecting the data you are providing in the application form to process your application for the EFGeoMentoring scheme.

Your personal data are processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU GDPR) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.

The following personal data are collected: email address, name, address, phone number, academic qualification, employment situation.

The recipients of your data will be the EFG staff. Your data will not be shared with third parties and will not be used for other purposes than processing your application for the EFGeoCoaching scheme. You are providing your data on a voluntary basis.

Your data will be kept for a maximum period of 1 year after your submission. Data will automatically be deleted at the end of this period.

You have the right to access your personal data and the right to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data. If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you may address them to the EFG Office at info.efg@eurogeologists.eu.

More information about EFG’s privacy policy: https://eurogeologists.eu/privacy-notice/

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