Postponed: PERC seminar &

EuroWorkshop: Porphyry Deposits in Serbia



Bor, Serbia


Serbian Geological Society (SGD) and European Federation of Geologists (EFG)




Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the Board of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) has decided to cancel the EuroWorkshop and the PERC seminar originally scheduled for 20 to 22 May 2020 in Bor, Serbia. The event will be rescheduled in the future.

EuroWorkshops are a platform to support the continuous professional development (CPD) for geologists worldwide and specifically in Europe, that the EFG proposes to European Geologist title holders and all other geoscientists. These activities will intensify the professional exchange of ideas and the contacts between geologists from all over Europe and will also strengthen the context in which we work within the EFG family. 

The EuroWorkshops also provide applied training for students and young professionals, by offering special conditions for them. A key objective of the EFG is to lower the threshold for attending such events for students. It is the vision and mission of EFG, that by creating access for young geologists to such events they become familiar with the professional world of geology. European Geologists in return will have the chance to meet young geologists with new ideas while maintaining their knowledge and expanding their experience. All the EuroWorkshops are CPD certified.


The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the Serbian Geological Society (SGD) will jointly organise a PERC Seminar  and a EuroWorkshop on Porphyry Deposits in Serbia in Bor, Serbia.

An optional fieldtrip “Through Timok Magmatic Complex”, the biggest magmatic complex in Serbia located on the southern Rim of the Carpathian arch, home to many porphyry deposits, will be organised on 21 May 2020. The Timok magmatic complex is a part of Bor-Srednjegorie metallogenic zone, which extends from Lilieci-Linbcova and Bozovici in the north (Romania), over Bor (Serbia) to Burgas (Bulgaria), proceeding into Black sea and Thracia in Turkey. At the territory of Serbia this zone is associated with a rift-graben environment, where volcano-intrusive complexes develop, although the polygenic volcanics of central type prevail.

As the world, as well as industry face constant changes, geology needs to follow and tune in with these changes. Raw materials are one of the top priorities for today’s geology, therefore it is necessary to be well acquainted with the process of genesis, exploration methods, and mining and production techniques.

Securing a sustainable supply of raw materials is a key priority in the world of today. Raw materials are becoming more and more important to any economy which wishes to grow and stay competitive. Jobs in many branches of industry are dependent on a sustainable supply of raw materials, especially when it comes to the development of modern environmentally friendly technologies.


The objectives of the EFG endorsed PERC seminar are to provide an overview of best practices in assessment and reporting in compliance with reporting codes and standards which are based on the CRIRSCO International Template with specific reference to the PERC Reporting Standard.

The course will include an overview of the history of reporting codes, an introduction to the PERC Reporting Standard (definition, usage), application of the standards, codes and guidelines – projects, sampling, interpretation and estimation and planning and decision making.

The aim of the EuroWorkshop is to provide insights into how the porphyry deposits are formed, metallogeny and current understanding of the porphyry deposits and examples of exploration and mining procedures. It will also provide insights into the geology of Eastern Serbia which is a part of the wider Tethyan belt, important for bearing deposits of different mineral resources.

Fees for the PERC Seminar

EurGeols – 120 EUR

Others – 150 EUR


Fees for the Excursion

Participants and accompanying persons – 50 EUR


Fees for the EuroWorkshop

EurGeols – 40 EUR

Members of Serbian Geological Society and associations which have MOUs with SGD – 50 EUR

Others – 70 EUR

The Council meeting will be held at the “Jezero” Hotel in Bor (EFG delegates only & invited observers).



Hotel Jezero

Borsko jezero BB, 19210 Bor, Serbia

Tel: +381 30 482 940 / +381 30 482 340



The events will be held in the “Jezero” Hotel. It is located near the Bor Lake, 17 km from Bor, and 250 km from Belgrade. The hotel meets all European standards for a four-star hotel and extends over 12,700 m2. It served as the venue for many congresses and seminars.


Hotel Jezero

Borsko jezero BB, 19210 Bor, Serbia

Tel: +381 30 482 940 / +381 30 482 340


Bor is a town in Eastern Serbia, centre of the Bor County. It is 250 km southeast from Belgrade. The name of the town was derived from the word “bor” which means “pine”. It is mostly known as a centre for copper mining and metallurgy. The wider town area was inhabited since Ancient Roman times, but the town itself is newer – it was established in early 19th century for the needs of nearby copper mine.

The surroundings of the town feature a number of attractive locations. Borsko lake is a very popular resort, especially in summertime. The mountains Stol and Crni vrh are popular mountaineering destinations, while Crni vrh has several ski tracks and the ski lift. The Lazareva Pećina (Lazar’s Cave), is the longest explored cave in Serbia, and it is situated near the entrance of the deep canyon carved into the mountains by the river Zlotska – Lazar’s Canyon, the deepest and longest canyon in eastern Serbia, known for its biodiversity. Brestovačka Spa is one of the oldest spas in Serbia, with slightly sulphurous and oligomineral water with temperature of 20 to 41 °C.





Getting there and away

Serbia can be reached by plane through airports in Belgrade and Niš, which have flights to and from all around Europe. Bor is connected with other parts of Serbia by bus connections. It is possible to organize transfer by van or bus from Belgrade airport if there are enough interested people.

Both Belgrade and Niš airports are connected with the downtown by buses, which stop at the bus station.

Another possibility is to fly through Sofia airport in Bulgaria which offers flights to destinations not covered by Serbian airports. However, there is no direct connection between Sofia and Bor, the easiest way would be through Niš.

Taxis are generally cheap in Serbia in comparison to Western Europe, especially in smaller towns. In Belgrade there is Car.go, a platform similar to Uber.

Safety and Security

Serbia in general is a safe country. The safety precautions are the same as in other European countries.

Terror threat is low-degree, as in other East European countries.

1 Data processing notice

The organisers of this event (European Federation of Geologists (EFG), Serbian Geological Society (SGD)) are collecting the data you have provided for the registration to the PERC workshop on 20 May 2020, and/or the fieldtrip “Through Timok Magmatic Complex”, and/or the EuroWorkshop on “Porphyry Deposits in Serbia”, and/or the EFG Council meeting in Bor, Serbia.

Your personal data are processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

The purpose of this data collection is to ensure a smooth organisation of the events and provide participants access to the venue.

The following personal data are collected: email address, first name, last name, professional affiliation and dietary requirements. We are asking for your dietary requirements to do our best to adapt the catering during the event accordingly.

The recipients of your data will be the EFG and SGD staff in charge of the event organisation. The participants list will be distributed during the event to all the participants including names, affiliations and professional email addresses. Your data will not be shared with third parties and will not be used for other purposes.

Your data will be kept for a maximum period of three months after the end of the event. Data will be automatically 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


2 Notice of filming, photography and audio recording

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If you do not notify the organisers that you do not want to be filmed, recorded or photographed, you waive all rights you may have to any claim for the use of your image for communication activities related to the event.

You have the right to choose to not be filmed or photographed during the event. Please notify us ( of your wish to not be featured on websites, social media, newsletters and other publications.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.