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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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FORAM 18 Pilot event: speakers confirmed & registration open

FORAM 18 Pilot event: speakers confirmed & registration open   The FORAM 18 Pilot Event on raw materials will take place in Nancy, France, on 27 June, the day before the World Materials Forum (WMF). The event is open for all stakeholders and is at no cost. High-level...

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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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The Joint Conference of UNEXMIN and ¡VAMOS! in Bled

The Joint Conference of UNEXMIN and ¡VAMOS!, "Use of robotics and automation for mineral prospecting and extraction” was held in Bled (Slovenia) last week. The development of both projects was discussed and there were a lot of meetings, workshops and discussions...

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EFG/EAGE Photo Contest 2018

  For all of the geoscientists out there that love photography, the EFG/EAGE Photo Contest 2018 is now open for entries! This is a great opportunity to promote your photos. The 12 best photos will be showcased at the 80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2018, which will...

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MINATURA2020 Final Consortium Meeting

PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | 10 JANUARY 2018 Consortium and Advisory Board members have gathered in Brussels to discuss final steps for the EU-funded MINATURA2020 project that will come to an end in January 2018      The EU-funded MINATURA2020 project has been...

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EFG awards its Medal of Merit to Iain Stewart

PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | 11 NOVEMBER 2017 European Federation of Geologists (EFG) awards its Medal of Merit to Iain Stewart A passionate geologist, an inspiring professor, a charismatic science broadcaster. Iain Stewart is one of those rare people whose personality,...

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EFG at RFG2018: submit your contributions!

The countdown for the Resources for Future Generations conference that will take place in Vancouver in 2018 has officially began, and we are counting the days! Until then, EFG is cordially inviting its partners and their colleagues to submit an abstract to one of two...

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