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The start of February brings news of a new Web site focusing on EU Neighbour countries, which offers information and examples of projects with neighbours to the south and east. Volume 4 2016 of the European Journal of Geographers has been published. We also share information on a new Urban governance project, a Citizens Petition on education launched by European students and a free satellite imagery MOOC.. 

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EU Neighbours On The Web


EU Neighbours is a new web site currently available in four languages: Arabic, French, English and Russian. The site provides clear and accessible information - by country and theme - on EU cooperation with partner countries in the East and South neighbouring regions. The website gives up-to-date information, news, events, feature stories, interviews, and testimonials from beneficiaries, as well as an overview of projects currently implemented by the European Union in its various areas of cooperation. Find out more

Practical Action: Global Goals


Practical Action works alongside communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. Technology is seen as a vital contributor to people’s livelihoods. This includes physical infrastructure, machinery and equipment, knowledge and skills and the capacity to organise and use all of these. Their latest newsletter looks at the global goals. They adopt a collaborative approach, sharing knowledge and experience. Find Out More

Urban Governance Project


The Jam & Justice project are producing a map of Participatory Urban Governance. Drawing from across the Global South & North, we are looking to produce a collection of inspiring, workable, and existing examples of how citizens can be involved in decisions, processes and structures that affect them. Find Out More

Sign Up For "More Than Ed"

More Than Education is a European Citizens' Initiative looking to develop education policy on Citizenship Education. It is proposed by AEGEE, the European Students’ Forum. AEGEE is one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organisations, striving for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe. Sign up now!  Find Out More 

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Earth Imagery at Work is a free MOOC based on the ArcGIS Online platform. It provides training and offers you new skills. The course runs from February 1 to March 14, 2017 and requires only one to two hours of study per week. Find Out More 

Latest issue, EJG 

The latest journal issue has published articles on: India's rural poor, Gas in electical asset mapping, Sport Geography and Neoliberalsm, Topographic Wetness Index, Ecotourism potential and Tourism in coastal villages. Find out more

Free Geo Teaching Resources

Here are some of the free teaching and training resources we shared on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn last month. Why not follow us there and join almost 10,000 geographers sharing news, research and publications. 

Map of EU marine attractions and UNESCO sites 
Who are the children we teach? Module 1 of GeoCapabilities. 
Curriculum making and GeoCcapabilities
Crowdsourced Time Travel  - More news

Map Design Competition


The International Cartographic Association and the Commission on Cartography and Children invite you to participate in the next Barbara Petchenik Map Competition 2017, an event created with the aim of promoting the creative representation of the  world in graphic form by children.

In 2017, this is organized in the context of activities programmed within the International Map Year. For this reason, the theme for the 2017 competition is the same as the motto of the International Map Year: “We love maps”.

Entries can be nominated in four age groups: under 6 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-15 years. The deadline for the participation in the contest is 1 May 2017.

All the documents needed to begin the organisation of the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2017, with rules for teachers, parents and national coordinators are published on the ICA website ( and via their Facebook profile (

Geography News Update

This update provides a small sample of environmental geo-news we shared on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn last month. Why not follow us there and join almost 10,000 geographers sharing news, research and publications. 

Mass migration the norm as climate changes:
How Big Data and the IoT create Smart Cities: 
Climate change and cities: 
Which is the world’s most wasteful city?
Satellite Studies and Fieldwork Reveal a Globalized Arctic  - More news


Joining EUROGEO? 

Become a member of EUROGEO and support our work in promoting geography and the work of geographers, influencing policy at national and European levels, connecting geographers around the world and innovating in education and training. Join EUROGEO now

Project News


YouthMetre seeks to bring young people closer to policy making about Youth across Europe. The aim is to create tools that will empower youth to engage with policy makers and challenge policy developments.

YouthMetre has been engaging young people across Europe in a series of Study Groups. You can find out about these and follow them here.  

Why not subscribe to the YouthMetre Project newsletter. Take the Video Challenge - More information.

Follow YouthMetre on Facebook and Twitter

Help test the YouthMetre e-tool

EUROGEO has regularly been involved in a number of open data projects and activities. Now the association ocoordinates the "Forward Looking" YouthMetre Project - which aims to present open EU data on youth policy in Europe and encourage young people to become active in their region. The e-tool is being developed to empower youngsters to challenge policies for young people by exploring good practices and identifying the needs of youth. We invite you to test the different elements of the YouthMetre e-tool and contact the project team with your recommendations to improve its quality. Find out more

Sea Change Ocean Literacy   

Sea Change has published a video Our Ocean Our Oxygen illustrating the important health benefits we obtain from the coean. See the video - Sea Change website - other ocean geo-stories this month.

GI Learner

GI Learner explores the use of GIS and GIscience in secondary schools. GI Learner has undertaken and published a review of spatial thinking research and learning lines in high school education. The project will be involved in EUROGEO 2017 in Amsterdam. More information - Twitter


GeoCapabilities will run a workshop for Dutch teachers and offer presentations at the EUROGEO 2017 conference in Amsterdam. Read more,

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The key objective of the project is to create training materials to develop teachers as curriculum leaders … through a 'capabilities' approach. The project has produced a series of research papers, video clips


EUROGEO is partner in an Erasmus+ education project called SMILE. SMILE is Soft Mobility Integrated Learning in English - through sustainable transport in Primary Schools. The project aims to develop learning materials for use in non-formal situations. SMILE Web site.  SMILE on Facebook.


I-Use Statistics

A free training course on Statistics in secondary school subjects can be accessed from the I-Use Project Web siteThere are materials on visualising data, misleading statistics and pedagogical issues. I-Use Web site.  Follow I-Use on Facebook and Twitter

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Lots of new geographical jobs, research posts, consultancy possibilities, studentships and grants are available from the EUROGEO LinkedIn page 

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