PERC seminar &
EuroWorkshop: Porphyry Deposits in Serbia
20-22 May 2020
Serbian Geological Society (SGD) and European Federation of Geologists (EFG)
- About EuroWorkshops
- Introduction & Objectives
- EFG Council Meeting
- Note on Covid-19 outbreak
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 on 20 May 2020 and a EuroWorkshop on Porphyry Deposits in Serbia on 22 May 2020 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.
The 79th EFG Council meeting will be held on 23 and 24 May 2020 in Bor (for EFG delegates only).
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.
23-24 May 2020: the 79th EFG Spring Council meeting
The Council meeting will be held at the “Jezero” Hotel in Bor (EFG delegates only & invited observers).
Borsko jezero BB, 19210 Bor, Serbia
Tel: +381 30 482 940 / +381 30 482 340
Fees for the PERC Seminar, 20 May 2020
EurGeols – 120 EUR
Others – 150 EUR
Fees for the Excursion, 21 May 2020
Participants and accompanying persons – 50 EUR
Fees for the EuroWorkshop, 22 May 2020
EurGeols – 40 EUR
Members of Serbian Geological Society and associations which have MOUs with SGD – 50 EUR
Others – 70 EUR
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.
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 procession 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” on 21 May 2020, and/or the EuroWorkshop on “Porphyry Deposits in Serbia” on 22 May 2020, and/or the EFG Council meeting on 23 and 24 May 2020 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 email@example.com.
2 Notice of filming, photography and audio recording
Photography, audio and video recording may occur during the event for communication and promotional purposes. By attending this event, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for communications and promotional purposes on websites, social media, newsletters and other publications by the event organisers. You release the organisers of the event, its staff, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitising, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Over the past few weeks we have all had the occasion to see how the international situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak has worsened with consequences for both transport and visa arrangements, especially for events with participants from multiple countries.
In light of this, the EFG Board has decided on the following course of action:
- We will carefully monitor the evolution of the current world health crisis through its administrative staff. Above all, it will follow any directives issued by the WHO and European authorities
- EFG’s Board will remain in close contact with our Serbian colleagues to monitor the local situation and be informed of any measures enacted by the local government, such as restrictions or quarantines
- While the Board as a whole considers the EuroWorkshop and PERC seminar to be a low risk event, with fewer than 60 people involved, it is certainly aware of the scenarios that could be triggered if the pandemic worsens and the significance of the wide number of countries from which participants are drawn
- Therefore, the Board has agreed that the final decision on whether or not to hold the event will be taken on the 15th April, when we hope to have a clearer picture of the conditions. With this in mind, we would currently advise to hold back from confirming travel reservations until this time.
- If – as we hope – we decide that the events can take place as planned, we will take all reasonable precautions and issue clear advice to delegates on avoiding transmission of the virus related with our events. This will be in line with WHO guidance at the time and any administrative order or regulation that may be imposed locally.
- For those not wishing or able to attend, due to travel restrictions imposed by their home countries, they feel unwell, or are in quarantine due to contact with the virus, we will endeavour to ensure that it will be possible for delegates to participate remotely.
While this is a situation that is currently evolving and hence difficult to predict its ultimate consequences, we wish to inform you that the EFG team remains at your disposal for any further question and clarification.
EFG Secretary General