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EFG Logo Redesign: Your support is needed!

EFG Logo Redesign: Your support is needed!

We want the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) to stand out! Would you like to assist us in updating the visual identity of EFG? We are working with a science communication agency to help us update the EFG logo. We invite you to be part of this process by taking...

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New EFG President David Govoni

New EFG President David Govoni

The EFG Board, Members, and Office are pleased to welcome David Govoni as the new EFG President. The election for the EFG’s new President-elect was held in November 2022 during the 81st Council Meeting in Brussels. The National Associations delegates cast their votes...

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EFG endorses Mission Soil Manifesto

EFG endorses Mission Soil Manifesto

Soils are fragile, and the impact of our actions on soils is often overlooked or ignored. To ensure a healthy and green future for our current and future generations, we need to protect and care for soils. The European Commission and the European Regions Research and...

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Vote now on your favourite ‘Legends of geoscience’ photo!

Vote now on your favourite ‘Legends of geoscience’ photo!

Vote now on your favourite 'Legends of geoscience' photo!We have received dozens of stunning submissions to this year's edition of the EAGE/EFG photo contest "Legends of Geoscience". We invite you to have a look and select your favourite photo by 5 May to help us...

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EFG partners with Raw Materials Summit 2023

EFG partners with Raw Materials Summit 2023

The fifth edition of the Raw Materials Summit, from 15–17 May 2023 in Brussels, will showcase innovation enabling the EU Green Deal goal for a carbon-neutral future.  Direct access to over 800 industry leaders The Raw Materials Summit, hosted by EIT RawMaterials, is...

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Survey on EFG Online Training

Survey on EFG Online Training

  The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is working on a new initiative to proactively facilitate the Continuous Professional Development of Geoscience Professionals in Europe. The goal is to set up an online platform with live or recorded training, events,...

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#EFGVisitingNAs: EFG meets CNG in Rome

#EFGVisitingNAs: EFG meets CNG in Rome

In March, EFG had the chance to visit the premises of the Consiglio Nazionale dei Geologi, CNG, our Italian National Association member. 🇮🇹 EFG Executive Director Glen Burridge, Interim Director of Stakeholder Engagement Maureen Gallagher and Project Officer Tamas...

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The Second Europe CCUS & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit

The Second Europe CCUS & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit

The 2nd Europe CCUS & Hydrogen Summit was back in Brussels after the first successful edition. This time, after major economic and political disruptions around the world, Europe needs to decarbonise its industry as well as diversify its energy matrix. It is more...

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PERC Seminar and EFG Council Meeting

PERC Seminar and EFG Council Meeting

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the Serbian Geological Society (SGD) are jointly organising the EFG EuroWorkshop 'PERC Reporting Standard: Context, Requirements and Application' on 18-19 May in Belgrade, Serbia. As the world, the industry also faces...

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Statement on the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) expresses its strongest sympathies with the Turkish and Syrian people in these hard and sad post-earthquake times. We are ready to offer our geoscientific expertise and knowledge in the field of emergency response and to...

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The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022

The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022

From 7 to 8 December 2022, the UN held its annual Water Summit on Groundwater. The Summit was preceded by a side event which was held on 6 December 2022. The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater, including its side event, took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and was...

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Touring through the 2022 “Legends of Geoscience”

Touring through the 2022 “Legends of Geoscience”

What a great way to start the year by making a virtual travel through the 2022 "Legends of geoscience". In this regard, we would like to present you our latest StoryMap, showcasing the photos submitted to the 2022 EAGE/EFG photo contest. The theme of the photo contest...

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EFG’s CCS Panel of Experts has broadened its scope to hydrogen

EFG’s CCS Panel of Experts has broadened its scope to hydrogen

Let’s first remind that the EFG Panel of Experts on CCS was initially part of the “Panel of Experts on Geothermal Energy and CO2 Sequestration”, before becoming an entirely independent Panel on CO2 storage in October 2008. The mission of this Panel of Experts lines up...

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The EFG at the Mines and Money London Conference

The EFG at the Mines and Money London Conference

From 29 November to 1 December 2022, Mines and Money London organised its conference ‘Europe's leading mining investment event’. The conference was divided into three streams: ‘Resourcing Tomorrow’, ‘Mines and Money’, and ‘Reimagining Mining’. The event aimed at...

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EAGE/EFG photo contest now open for entries!

EAGE/EFG photo contest now open for entries!

EAGE/EFG photo contest now open for entries!   The 2023 edition of the EAGE/EFG photo contest is now open for entries! All members of EAGE and EFG’s National Associations are invited to submit their photos under the theme “Legends of Geoscience”. We encourage you...

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TRiPGiFT – The new Erasmus+ project is calling for support

TRiPGiFT – The new Erasmus+ project is calling for support

TRiPGiFT is a new Erasmus+ project which aims to combine theoretical and experimental approaches in teaching geology and geography in Secondary Education by developing Virtual Field Trips (VFTSs), using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). VFTSs are an...

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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) organised the webinar ‘Treasures of the Earth‘.  The presenter of the webinar was Monica Sousa, Executive Director of the Portuguese Association of Geologists and Coordinator of the EFG Panel of Experts...

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IMPEL: Call for case studies

IMPEL: Call for case studies

IMPEL: Call for case studies on Thermal Desorption and Phytoremediation  EFG is collaborating with the European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) on topics relating to soil and water contamination. The IMPEL Water...

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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 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) organised the webinar ‘GEOfood – Connection between geology and food‘.  The GEOfood initiative was established in the Geoparks Magma in Norway, Roku in Denmark and Reykjanes in Iceland as a brand reserved...

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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 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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