- International Raw Materials Observatory
- YES NETWORK
Cooperation agreement with the Australian Institute of Geoscientists
The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is the leading professional institute representing geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia. AIG’s Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo) program is Australia’s most rigorous recognition program for continuous professional development by Australian geoscientists.
In November 2014, both organisations have signed a cooperation agreement.
Memorandum of Understanding with the American Geosciences Institute
The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2018. The aim of this agreement is to work together to promote and encourage greater understanding and education into the professional, scientific and technical aspects of the Earth Sciences with particular emphasis on:
- Expanding geoscience information systems and improving data access;
- Enhancing public understanding of the contributions that the geosciences make to society;
- Expanding Earth science education in public schools through joint products, teacher training and symposia;
- Increasing awareness of global science policy issues;
- Developing and maintaining a robust geoscience workforce; and
- Expanding the role of the geosciences in stewardship of the environment.
Agreement of association with the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
EFG and the EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists Engineers) have officially signed an Agreement of Association in February 2017. EFG thus became an Associated Society of EAGE, a status that strengthens the close relationship between EFG and EAGE and facilitate further collaborative communication, including mutual promotion of events and publications.
Partner of ENSQM
The European Network for sustainable quarrying and mining (ENSQM) is a neutral network aiming at boosting sustainable mining and quarrying at national level by creating a culture of cooperation among all the stakeholders in the mining and quarrying sector at national level to open and manage mines and quarries in a sustainable way. At national level, the commitment could materialise in a national/local/regional forum within the framework of jointly agreed objectives and procedure between the stakeholders of the mining and quarrying sector. The ultimate goal would be that the European Network for Sustainable Quarrying and Mining becomes a reference for the sector because it takes into account economic, social and environmental values.
Founding member of GeoTrainet
GeoTrainet began as an EU-funded project which ran from 2008-2011. A lack of appropriately skilled personnel and varying quality of installations had been identified at a barrier to the expansion of shallow geothermal energy use in Europe, so the GeoTrainet project was set up to develop an educational programme which could provide a benchmark standard for training in the sector. The project was a success with the comprehensive programme developed by a broad range of experts from across Europe in high demand in the project countries. The demand was so high that only a small proportion of the applicants could be accommodated in the courses organised during the project, so it was decided that the concept should continue as an organisation in its own right. On the 25th February, 2014 the association ‘geo-education for a sustainable geothermal heating and cooling market’, or ‘GeoTrainet’ for short, was officially established under Belgian law with nine founding members : EFG (Europe) –EGEC (Europe) – ANIG hp (Italy) -RGS (Romania) – BWP (Germany) – GEOPLAT (Spain) – SGC (Sweden) – APG (Portugal) – HHPA (Hungary) Since then, the membership has continued to grow and more training courses have been held. A European Training committee is now being established which will pave the way for expansion into new countries, more courses, and eventually the certification of installers.
More information: http://geotrainet.eu/
Memorandum of Understanding with the Geological Society of Africa
In March 2015, the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) have signed a memorandum of understanding in Brussels to increase their mutual cooperation.
Given the similar objectives and common benefits of its members, EFG and GSAF agree to promote activities fostering cooperation in scientific research and promote scientific opportunities between members of both organisations.
EFG and GSAf will promote the following activities:
- Exchange of information on key programs and initiatives;
- Expansion of membership of both organisations through possible joint programs;
- Exchange of information and possible joint activities concerning international cooperation, educational opportunities, student programs and professional services;
- Exchange of information and possible co-organisation of scientific conferences.
Memorandum of Understanding with the Geological Society of Korea (GSK)
In September 2017, EFG and the Geological Society of Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster the cooperation between both organisations.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Association for Geoethics
The International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), hereafter respectively referred to as IAGETH and EFG, are two organizations affiliated to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), aiming at developing activities related to geology and geosciences in their respective scopes have signed on 15 September 2015 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on issues of common interest. IAGETH and EFG decided to cooperate and collaborate for the development and strengthening of their respective capabilities and initiatives. Therefore, the present Memorandum of Understanding is signed between the Presidents of the two organizations. The objective of the MoU is to bring the two IUGS-affiliated organizations (IAGETH and EEG) together to focus attention on the conjunction of geoethical aspects and best practices in the context of geosciences, through joint actions, including professional and institutional cooperation on different subjects and the production of training material, roadmaps and protocols at different levels.
Areas of cooperation/Terms
- Both organizations will have a link to the other organization in their respective websites.
- When organizing joint scientific events, both organizations will include their respective logos.
- Members of each organization will have free access to the materials produced by the other organization, with the exception on those documents which are classified, are of restricted access due to contractual provisions, or confidential in nature or by force of international or national law.
- Both organizations will support each other in international fora for the development of their respective activities and recognizing their roles.
- Other similar activities as might be deemed necessary and agreed upon by both organizations in the future.
Memorandum of agreement with the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG)
The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) is a multidisciplinary, scientific platform for widening the debate on problems of Ethics applied to the Geosciences.
EFG and IAPG shall collaborate in defining ethical problems, also through case-studies, affecting professional geologists, and in promoting geoethical principles and best practices in geosciences among their networks.
In particular, the EFG shall:
- Promote IAPG’s initiatives and events on themes of common interest through its webpages and publications.
- Recognize IAPG as a partner for ethical and social issues in geosciences.
- Promote collaborations in projects when geoethics themes are dealt with.
- Involve IAPG in EFG’s publications and in participations at EFG’s meetings that deal with themes related to Geoethics.
The IAPG shall:
- Promote EFG’s initiatives and events on themes of common interest through its webpages and publications.
- Promote the EurGeol Title to its European members by using existing communications channel.
- Support EFG on issues related to ethical and social implications of geosciences.
- Promote collaborations in projects on themes of common interest.
- Involve EFG in IAPG’s publications and in participations at scientific meetings/congresses on Geoethics organized by IAPG.
Founding member of the International Raw Materials Observatory
The International Raw Materials Observatory is a not for profit international association, created to support worldwide cooperation on mineral raw materials’ research & innovation, education & outreach, industry & trade and recycling, management & substitution of strategic raw materials.
More information: www.intraw.eu
Affiliate member of the International Union of Geosciences
Founding member of the IUGS Task Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism
Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Society of Economic Geologists
On 5 December 2018, EFG and the Indonesian Society of Economic Geologists (MGEI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the 10th Annual MGEI Meeting in Makassar, Indonesia, which will foster the cooperation between both organisations.
MGEI is a professional organisation which embodies specialists in the field of economic geology, and especially geologists engaged in mineral and coal mining business in Indonesia. MGEI is a commission of the Indonesian Association of Geologists (IAGI), founded in 2008 with the purpose for experts and enthusiasts in economic geology in Indonesia to play an active role in the development potential, management and use of economic minerals in Indonesia to benefit as much as possible the prosperity of people.
According to the MoU, EFG and MGEI will promote the following activities:
- Exchange of information on key programmes and initiatives;
- Expansion of membership of both organisations through possible joint programmes;
- Exchange of information and possible joint activities concerning international cooperation, educational opportunities, student programmes and professional services;
- Exchange of information and possible co-organisation of scientific conferences.
Founding member of the Pan-European Reserves and Resources Reporting Committee
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNECE
UNECE and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) have agreed to join forces to promote the goals and objectives of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC), in particular its application to energy and raw materials required for sustainable development, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The cooperation envisaged under the UNECE – EFG MoU will include the promotion of UNFC as a tool to achieve balanced, transparent, equitable development of energy and mineral resources to achieve broad-based sustainable growth in alignment with EU policies and directives. Through a range of outreach and other activities, UNECE and EFG will promote UNFC as a sustainable management tool to support policy analysis, government resources management, industrial business processes, and the introduction of innovative technologies and financing.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with YES Network
EFG has partnered with Young Earth Scientists (YES) through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2017. EFG and YES commit to a close collaboration dedicated to the facilitation of career development of young geosciences professionals. They will promote each other’s activities, such as EFG’s European Geologist title and Code of ethics, as well as develop joint actions and events.