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EFG Webinar: Treasures of the Earth

EFG Webinar: Treasures of the Earth

On 7 December 2022, the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is organising the webinar ‘Treasures of the Earth‘. The event is scheduled for 13:00 – 14:00 CET (Brussels time). The presenter of the webinar will be Monica Sousa, Executive Director of the Portuguese...

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Discount on the Geological Society of London Membership

Discount on the Geological Society of London Membership

Members of EFG National Associations can benefit from a 20% discount on the Early Career Membership of the Geological Society of London (GSL). You can apply to become a GSL member by visiting www.geolsoc.org.uk/join. Please remember to use the code 'EFG20' to benefit...

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EFG visits the Croatian Geological Society

EFG visits the Croatian Geological Society

EFG visits the Croatian Geological SocietyThe first in-person steering committee meeting of the TIMREX project took place in the first week of October. This EIT Raw Materials funded project aims at developing a Master’s programme to train T-shaped professionals who...

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Terceira: A Geological Marvel in the middle of the Atlantic

Terceira: A Geological Marvel in the middle of the Atlantic

The Azores is a unique group of islands filled with a number of geological curiosities. During the EFG’s spring Council Meeting, delegates had the chance to visit one of these curiosities, the Algar do Carvão site, as part of the field trip to Terceira Island....

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Eva Hartai nominated for EIT Women Leadership Award

Eva Hartai nominated for EIT Women Leadership Award

EFG delegate Éva Hartai from the Hungarian Geological Society (MFT) has been nominated by EIT RawMaterials for the EIT Women Leadership Award for her activities in international projects, mostly for the successful coordination and management of the ENGIE project,...

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Launch of CRM-geothermal project

Launch of CRM-geothermal project

EFG is involved in a new endeavour: The Horizon Europe-funded CRM-geothermal project is developing an innovative technology solution which combines the extraction of critical raw materials and energy from geothermal fluids. The energy and digital transitions require a...

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EFG Webinar: GEOfood – Connection between geology and food

EFG Webinar: GEOfood – Connection between geology and food

On 25 October 2022, the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is organising the webinar ‘GEOfood – Connection between geology and food‘. The event is scheduled for 13:00 – 14:00 CEST (Brussels time). The GEOfood initiative was established in the Geoparks Magma in...

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EFG Executive Director’s digest – Summer 2022 – Part 2

EFG Executive Director’s digest – Summer 2022 – Part 2

Dear all, Welcome to the second part of my Summer Newsletter, giving details of the current policy-related activities that I’ve been involved with in the past few months. As we return to our desks after a summer where any relaxation has been tempered by nervousness...

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EFG Executive Director’s digest – August 2022 – Part 1

EFG Executive Director’s digest – August 2022 – Part 1

Dear all, I want to introduce you to a new Newsletter that I will be publishing to show you about my activities as the Executive Director of EFG and allow you to ask questions and offer suggestions on how we can be more effective for the profession we represent! The...

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EFG Executive Director at the 2021 EAGE Annual Conference

EFG Executive Director at the 2021 EAGE Annual Conference

EFG Executive Director Glen Burridge gave an inspiring talk at the 2021 EAGE Annual Conference. He presented EFG, its mission and the key role of geoscience in facing the concerns of our time, among other relevant topics. You can watch his presentation at the...

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EFG at the 2022 Raw Materials Summit

EFG at the 2022 Raw Materials Summit

Between May 23rd and May 25th 2022, EIT RawMaterials, the world’s largest consortium in the raw materials sector, hosted the 4th RawMaterials Summit in Berlin. The event was held in BCC (Berlin Congress Centre) and supported by ERMA (The European Raw Materials...

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18th Congress of Geologists of Serbia

18th Congress of Geologists of SerbiaThe 18th Congress of Geologists of Serbia was held from 1 to 4 June 2022 in Divčibare, western Serbia, under the motto „Geology solves problems“. Over 150 delegates from Serbia and other European countries joined. 10 thematic...

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EFG presents its Annual Report for 2021

EFG presents its Annual Report for 2021

EFG presents its Annual Report for 2021  The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is glad to present its Annual Report for 2021 which introduces the main activities throughout the past year. The Report is structured around the six strategic action areas of the...

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Welcome to GeoHub 2.0!

Welcome to GeoHub 2.0!

Welcome to GeoHub 2.0!The EFG team is glad to introduce its new Brussels office! Due to the cessation of our previous contract, we sought an improved space in the EU Quarter, in proximity to the main EU Institutions. The new GeoHub which is located Rue de Pascale is...

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EFG Board elections: New Treasurer and Secretary-General

EFG Board elections: New Treasurer and Secretary-General

Delegates of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) gathered on Pico Island, in the Azores, on 21 and 22 May 2022 for the 80th EFG Council meeting. This was the first occasion for a face-to-face meeting since November 2019 and offered the opportunity to review...

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EFG partners with H-NAT 2022

EFG partners with H-NAT 2022

  The H-NAT Summit will be organised on 21-22 June 2022 in a virtual format. The event is a unique annual opportunity for all Natural Hydrogen stakeholders to gather, discuss and update their knowledge about this new promising market. It is also a must-attend...

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EFG Statement on EUES suspension

During its 80th Council meeting, which was held on 21 and 22 May on Pico Island, in the Azores, the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) decided unanimously to suspend the membership of its Russian National Association, the Eurasian Union of Experts on Subsoil...

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EFG partners with MINEX Europe 2022

EFG partners with MINEX Europe 2022

The 6th MINEX Europe Mining & Exploration Forum will take place in Tirana, Albania on 5 - 7 July 2022. The Forum is held under the central theme 'Sustainable mining in Western Balkans and wider Europe'. EFG is a media partner of this event. MINEX Europe Forum is...

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The Europe CCUS & Decarbonisation Summit of March 2022

The Europe CCUS & Decarbonisation Summit of March 2022

The Europe CCUS & Decarbonisation Summit took place in Brussels between the 30th and 31st of March 2022. The event which was held at the Marriot Grand Place benefitted from a media partnership with the European Federation of Geologists (EFG). Moreover, Executive...

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EFG partners with RawMaterials Summit 2022

EFG partners with RawMaterials Summit 2022 From mineral exploration and responsible sourcing to advanced materials for the transition to a green, digital and circular economy, the 4th RawMaterials Summit will present a holistic view of the raw materials ecosystem....

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Results EFG Employment Survey 2021

Results EFG Employment Survey 2021

Results EFG Employment Survey 2021  The annual EFG Employment Survey aims at analysing the current labour market for geologists in Europe. The information gathered by this survey is not only useful for EFG’s work and to our national association members, but also...

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Urgent call for a European Strategy on Geothermal energy

Urgent call for a European Strategy on Geothermal energy

On the 11th of April 2022, a Call prepared by EGEC – the European Geothermal Energy Council – was made to Ursula Von der Leyen – the European Commission President – for a geothermal strategy at the European level. The call was moreover signed by the whole European...

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EFG Employment Survey 2022

EFG Employment Survey 2022

In the EFG Employment Survey 2022, we aim at taking a snapshot of the current labour market for geologists in Europe and beyond: Which industries are professional geologists working in? What is their current employment state and security? Do their professional...

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Memorandum of Understanding with Pole Avenia

Memorandum of Understanding with Pole Avenia

Memorandum of Understanding with Pole Avenia  At the end of March, EFG and Pôle Avenia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Brussels to work together on common goals: Exchange of knowledge on the latest technological and thematic topics that could...

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EFG’s Ukrainian Crisis Response

This page is facilitating the exchange of information between the ones offering help, and the ones in need of help in the geoscience community, e.g. by sharing job opportunities or other helpful resources.

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EAGE/EFG Photo Contest: Public vote now open

EAGE/EFG Photo Contest: Public vote now open

Vote now for your favourite ‘Legends of geoscience’ pic!  The EAGE/EFG Photo Contest 2022 closed on 15 March and we thank all participants for submitting so many stunning photographs which display the beauty and the variety of the geological profession! We now...

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EFG partners with Global Rare Earths Summit 2022

EFG partners with Global Rare Earths Summit 2022

EFG partners with Global Rare Earths Summit 2022 The opportunities that rare earths present are immense, but the challenges posed by their use are vital to address and prepare for. Therefore, City & Financial Global and REIA are proud to co-present the Global Rare...

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EFG Council approves changes to CPD table

EFG Council approves changes to CPD table

EFG Council approves changes to CPD tableIn 2021, the EFG Council approved a series of changes to EFG’s regulation regarding the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for holders of the European Geologist (EurGeol) professional title. The revised CPD...

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Statement on the Ukraine crisis

Statement on the Ukraine crisis  As a community of professional geologists, we spend our lives studying our planet’s long and tormented history. And as Europeans, we know the immense harm and profound human suffering conflict creates. We are appalled that war is...

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Forensic geology: A novel application of geology

Forensic geology: A novel application of geology

For many people Geology is that strange science that names the stones and paints the maps in colours. There are really very few people who really know geology and its social utility. In fact, many professionals of Geology are also unaware of some of the less...

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TIMREX: A new project with EFG involvement kicks off

TIMREX: A new project with EFG involvement kicks off

TIMREX: A new project with EFG involvement kicks off   TIMREX is a new EIT RawMaterials funded project that will set up a Masters’ Programme for Innovative Mineral Resource Exploration. The project will run over three years and EFG will develop a mentoring module...

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