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European Geologist of the month: James Codd

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we have...

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EFG officially endorsed the March for Science in Brussels

On April 22 was celebrated around the world a very special day, "Earth Day", that celebrates the environment and its protection.  For this occasion, the March for Science, a series of events across over 500 cities, gathered thousands of people who joined forces to...

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EFG attends Water Market Europe

Water Market Europe is a new event cycle that the Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP) set up to create a unique innovation and business environment, where state of the art water knowledge and research results can meet with market actors within and...

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European Geologist of the month: Anthony Cooper

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we talked to...

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KINDRA edutainment video

In the frame of the World Water Week 2017, the KINDRA project released an edutainment video on YouTube. This short video provides some basic information about groundwater in Europe for children aged from 11 to 14. Enjoy! More edutainment material is available on the...

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MICA Side Event to the World Circular Economy Forum

In the frame of the World Circular Economy Forum 2017, a MICA Side Event is scheduled for 7 June 2017. This event introduces the “Mineral Intelligence Capacity Analysis” (MICA) project to its stakeholders who work and stay up-to-date with developments in mineral...

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ERA-MIN 2 call and webinar

The H2020 ERA-MIN 2 consortium has open a joint call "Raw materials for the sustainable development and the circular economy" with a total budget of 15 million Euro including EU co-funding. The deadline for the pre-proposals submission is 5th May, 17:00 (CEST). The...

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EurGeol of the month: Olivier Féménias

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we talked to...

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EFG signs Agreement of Association with EAGE

EFG and the EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists Engineers) have officially signed an Agreement of Association. EFG thus becomes an Associated Society of EAGE, a status that will strengthen the close relationship between EFG and EAGE and facilitate further...

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EFG/UNECE conference: presentations now available

EFG and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) co-organised, from 9 to 10 February 2017, the conference “International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the...

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Submit now your photos on ‘Geoscientists at work’

The EAGE/EFG photo contest is now open for entries! The theme of the Photo Contest 2017 is 'Geoscientists at work'. We invite all EAGE members and members of EFG’s national associations to submit their photos relating to the following five sub-categories until 1 March...

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Last opportunity to register for EFG/UNECE conference

EFG/UNECE conference: International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals Venue: Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium...

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EFG attends EC Raw Materials Supply Group Meeting

Last 26 of January the Executive Director of EFG, Isabel Fernández Fuentes, attended  the European Commission's Raw Materials Supply Group Plenary meeting. During the meeting Lie Heymans (DG GROW) presented the Raw Materials Scoreboard, an initiative of the European...

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EurGeol of the month: Steffen Loos

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we talked...

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EFG becomes 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...

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News from KINDRA project

KINDRA has now completed the two main steps of the project by developing a Harmonised methodology on Groundwater Research and an inventory on groundwater research & knowledge based upon a common terminology. In autumn 2016, 16 national workshops were organised in the...

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Launch of ERA-MIN 2

The ERA-MIN 2 launch event was held in Brussels on 1 December 2016 to kick-off the ERA-MIIN 2 activities, with particular emphasis on the upcoming Joint Call for translational R&I projects on 1 February 2017 with a total budget of 15 million Euro. More than 50...

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Launch of EFGeoWeek

EFGeoWeek is a new weekly publication by the European Federation of Geologists (EFG). It will be issued each Tuesday and is complementary with EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews.  EFGeoWeek compiles information from the EFG website, the social media and other publicly...

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EurGeol of the Month: Michael Haschke

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we talked...

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One Day in Europe: Switzerland

One Day in Europe is a feature of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we travel to one of EFG’s national membership associations and discover their main activities and challenges. In December we visited Switzerland. The Swiss Association of Geologists CHGEOL...

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Call for articles: geothermal energy

The Editorial Board of the Journal of the European Federation of Geologists invites you to submit articles for the 43rd issue of the journal. The theme of this issue is geothermal energy. We expect contributions related to the topic. The journal will be linked to a...

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EFG Medal of Merit awarded to Iain Stewart

During its 72nd meeting, the EFG Council decided unanimously to award the EFG Medal of Merit for 2016 to Professor Iain Steward. The award ceremony is scheduled for the next EFG Spring Council meeting, in Santorini, Greece, on 20-21 May 2017. Iain Simpson Stewart is a...

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FORAM project launched

The FORAM project was launched on 30 November 2016 in Brussels, during the first Raw Materials Week organised by the European Commission. To date FORAM is the largest collaborative effort to improve worldwide cooperation on securing access, promoting innovation and...

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Update to the EFG Code of Ethics

Update to the EFG Code of Ethics in relation to the Working Environment An update to the EFG Code of Ethics (Regulation C1) was unanimously approved and agreed upon by the EFG Council at the 72nd EFG Council meeting held in Brussels on 19 and 20 November 2016.    This...

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72nd EFG Council Meeting

The 72nd EFG Council meeting was held in Brussles, on 19 and 20 November 2016. During the meeting two Board members were elected. Vitor Correia was re-elected as EFG President. Marko Komac  has been elected to the position of External Relations Officer. Marko is...

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Conference: International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, Brussels, 9-10 February 2017

The European Federation of Geologists and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe are organizing the conference "International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable...

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EurGeol of the month: Pierre De Geest

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we talked to...

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One Day in Europe: Germany

One Day in Europe is a feature of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we travel to one of EFG’s national membership associations and discover their main activities and challenges. In September we visited Germany. The Professional Association of German...

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Geoscience, a tool for civil protection against earthquakes

PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | 2 SEPTEMBER 2016 Intelligere, tueri noscendas - To understand, to identify and to protect The European Federation of Geologists (EFG), the professional body that represents 25 national geological association members, is drawing the attention...

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EurGeol of the month: Andrea Gillarduzzi

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we talked to...

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