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FORAM closing meeting

FORAM closing meeting   On 29 October, members of the FORAM project consortium have gathered in Brussels for the project’s closing meeting. The project Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM) aims at developing and setting up an EU-based platform of...

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AGI offers free subscriptions to EARTH magazine

  AGI offers free subscriptions to EARTH magazine   The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now offering free subscriptions to the digital edition of EARTH Magazine to all licensed and/or professional geoscientists worldwide. Subscriptions also include access to...

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EFG/EAGE Photo Contest winner 2018

EFG/EAGE Photo Contest winner 2018 Class in the desert (Shahrud Desert, Shahrud, Semnan Province, Iran (2016)) has been selected as the best photo for 2018. It has been an exciting run for this year’s EAGE/EFG Photo Contest, with 167 photos submitted and over 4600...

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Second International Round Table on Materials Criticality

Second International Round Table on Materials Criticality     The second Round Table on Criticality will be held in Tokyo on 9 October 2018 at the biennial EcoBalance conference. It will present a nexus of ideas on how innovation can be promoted by thinking in life...

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Call for Sessions for 5th International YES Congress

Call for Sessions for 5th International YES Congress   Under the theme “Rocking Earth’s Future”, the 5th International YES Congress will be held from 9 to 13 September 2019 in Berlin (Germany). It will offer a special opportunity for young scientists from all over the...

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2018 Mining Industry Survey

2018 Mining Industry Survey   State of Play is an independent research institute focused on strategy and innovation in the global mining industry. The institute’s biennial Mining Industry Survey has become the world’s largest mining industry survey. EFG supports this...

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INTERMIN survey on mineral raw materials training programmes

INTERMIN survey on mineral raw materials training programmes   Since February 2018, EFG participates in the INTERMIN project which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. One significant part of this project is to make an inventory of all the...

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We are hiring!

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) seeks to appoint a full time (38 hours/week) Project Officer to provide support on project management. The Project Officer will work under the supervision of the Executive Director. Moreover, the person will participate in...

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One Day in Europe 2018: Italy II

One Day in Europe 2018: Italy II   Each month we travel to one of EFG’s national membership associations and discover their main activities and challenges. In June we have continued our journey to Italy and talked to Francesco Peduto, the President of the Italian...

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Kick-off meeting for GeoERA projects

The Kick-off meeting for 15 GeoERA projects took place between the 3rd and the 5th of July in Brussels. EFG Executive Director Isabel Fernández attended the meeting as a member of the GeoERA Stakeholder Council. The role of the Stakeholder Council members is to...

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Geoscience for Society Challenge

Geoscience for Society Challenge   The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is glad to propose to the participants of the first season of EFG’s mentoring programme an opportunity for a face-to-face meeting. To benefit from this opportunity, mentees shall submit a...

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EFG Board Elections and a new full member

The 2018 Spring Council Meeting was celebrated in Çesme (Turkey) between the 19 and 20 of May 2018. During the morning of the second day, the application of the Romanian National Association of Professionals in Geology and Mining was approved by the National...

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MINEX Europe: special offer for EFG members

MINEX Europe: special offer for EFG members   EFG has negotiated preferential rates for its members for the 3rd MINEX Europe Mining & Exploration Forum that will be held in Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, from 12 to 14 June 2018. Organised under the...

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EFG Annual Report 2017

EFG Annual report 2017   The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is pleased to present its Annual Report for the past year. 2017 was indeed the last year of EFG’s Strategic Plan for the period 2014 to 2017 and the annual report presents the main outcomes for each...

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One Day in Europe 2018: Finland

One Day in Europe 2018: Finland   Each month we travel to one of EFG’s national membership associations and discover their main activities and challenges. In April 2018, we have talked to Mikko Salo, CEO of EFG’s Finnish member Loimu. Mikko Salo has worked as the CEO...

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Experience with EU funding programmes? We need your feedback!

  Horizon 2020 is an EU funding programme that is allocating almost €80 billion to research and innovation over 7 years (from 2014 to 2020). The European Geosciences Union (EGU) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) are collectively conducting a survey...

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One Day in Europe: Czech Republic

In the 2018 edition of the “One day in Europe” interview series, we are interviewing the Presidents of EFG’s national associations. In March 2018, we have talked to Jiří Jiránek, President of the Czech Association of Economic Geologists (CAEG). Following his studies...

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KINDRA’s Final Conference

The full-day conference showcased the results achieved by the project, such as the KINDRA Classification, the Inventory, as well as the methodology used for identifying gap analyses and its results, and started a conversation aboutthe future of the KINDRA outcomes...

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