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The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is a professional organisation representing geoscientists all across Europe.

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Welcome to EFG

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is a non-governmental organisation that was established in 1980 and includes today 27 national association members.

EFG is a professional organisation whose main aims are to contribute to a safer and more sustainable use of the natural environment, to protect and inform the public and to promote a more responsible exploitation of natural resources.

EFG’s members are National Associations, NAs, whose principal objectives are based in similar aims. The guidelines to achieve these aims are the promotion of excellence in the application of geology and the creation of public awareness of the importance of geoscience for the society.

“EFG: a Federation working for You”: the video to discover EFG, its members, missions and actions. The way to meet the members of our growing European Family.

EFG in 6 missions


27 National Associations representing more than 45000 geoscientists across Europe


International recognition and partnership

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Recognises the ability to deliver a high quality of services within the practice of geology


Over two decades experience in more than 12 European projects


Accessible communication of geosciences and outreach

Panels of experts

10 panels, more than 200 experts from 22 European countries

Interview with Maria Τzima, Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on Education

Interview with Maria Tzima Coordinator of the EFG Panel of Experts on EducationEFG’s Panels of Experts (PE) have been set up to provide high quality advice and information to the European institutions, to international NGO’s and to other global professional...

Good expectations for Earth science communication

The time of a science confined to its ivory towers, reduced to production and solitary research is over. I usually tell our scientists that if they are here, at the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME), it is because they have been selected as one of the best public...

2020 Mining Industry Survey: State of the Play

2020 Mining Industry Survey: State of the Play  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...

6th Meggen Raw Material Days Online Conference

The 6th Meggen Raw Materials Days will take place from 16 to 18 September 2020. This year the conference will be online. The first and second day will be focusing on Raw Materials, Sustainability and Geologists in Public Perception with presentations on a wide range...

EFG Board Elections: New Vice-President and Secretary General re-elected

The elections for the EFG Vice-President and Secretary General positions were held this month. This time, the National Associations delegates cast their votes electronically. The e-voting opened on 3 June and was kept until 17 June 2020. Gabriele Ponzoni, from the...

Photo contest winners

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) again joined forces for the organisation of the ‘Geoscientists at work’ photo contest.


EFG’s biannual peer-reviewed journal

Geo News

EFG’s monthly newsletter


EFG’s weekly news compilation

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