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September has been a very busy month for EUROGEO. In this newsletter of the European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO) find out about a climate change meeting in the Council of Europe, the final GeoSkills Plus meeting, surveys, competitions and an exciting GIS Day challenge. Elseiver are seeking a social geographer as editor of Geoforum and ongoing projects are highlighted. There are links to many other geo-news items from September 2015.

Sustainable Development Goals
A round table event was co-hosted by the working group chaired by EUROGEO on 29 September at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. More
The theme of the event was "Towards an ambitious agreement at the climate change summit" . Parliamentarians, members of the Council of Europe and civil society organisations discussed the initiatives from the NGOs and Parliamentary Assembly to enable an ambitious agreement to be reached in December at the COP21 meeting in Paris. Find out more

Sustainable Development Goals
On 25 September at the UN, world leaders committed their countries to a new set of seventeen Global Goals. These aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. 
Teachers all around the world are being encouraged to get involved in The World's Largest Lesson and teach about the Global Goals to raise awareness of the initiative. Find out more

New Editor of Geoforum 

EUROGEO members Elseiver are looking for a new editor of Geoforum, with a specialization in any area of social geography to join in the management of the journal. Geoforum is a leading international journal publishing innovative research and commentary in human geography and related fields, with approximately 600,000 downloads per year. Find out more

A global activity for GIS Day 

You and your students can join a free global event for all Geographers. It will take place between 16 and 20 November. You and your Geography students can get involved with a classroom based disaster risk mapping activity. Are you ready for the Ashcloud Apocalypse. Could you survive? Do you know the risks? Find out more and join the Apocalypse

GLS-EUROGEO Competition 

Frugeo-Geography Research Initiative and EUROGEO-European Association of Geographers have joined together to launch a student academic paper competition. We are giving students a publication opportunity to students to participate in our project free of charge and the potential chance to win an award. The competition is open to any topics with the following keywords: locality, sustainability, environmental/global issues, recycling, upcycling, and reuse. Deadline 15 January 2016. Find out more

ASLERD: Smart City Learning

ASLERD - Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development is a new interdisciplinary, democratic, scientific-professional association, a cutting edge think-tank, joined by individuals and Institutions with different and complementary backgrounds. Find our more and how to join

Ocean Literacy Survey  

As part of the H2020 Sea Change project EUROGEO invites  you to complete a survey about your organisation’s “routes of engagement” for citizens of all ages in ocean literacy, to determine how they are most likely to develop an awareness of OL issues. This data will be used to inform future Sea Change tasks, as the data will provide a background and baseline for planned mobilization activities later in the project. Take the survey  

GeoSkills Plus Workshop  

The final GeoSkills Plus workshop and project meeting has taken place in Brussels. The 2-year project examined the gaps affecting the geospatial market in Europe. A cooperation model was developed and tested with stakeholder groups. The final event brought decision makers together to identify ways to promote the geospatial field. Representing the EC, João Santos, Head of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion made connections with the future EU skills agenda. A declaration calling urgently for further funded activities was signed by participants. Find out more

Have A Say On GeoBlocking  

The European Commission launched a public debate with two consultations: one on geo-blocking and the other one on platforms, online intermediaries, data, cloud computing and the collaborative economy. Views expressed and information gathered will help the Commission assess the need for, or prepare initiatives as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy and the Internal Market Strategy for Goods and Services. Find out more

I-Use Statistics Training

The I-Use project completed its work programme in September with a training course for teachers held in Copenhagen.  The aim has been to enlarge the use of updated statistics in education for both students and teachers.The EC funded project has produced an innovative web site  and an open access training course on the use of statistics, databases and visualisation in secondary education. Find out more about the course 

Ongoing Projects

Ocean literacy: EUROGEO is a partner in the SeaChange H2020 Project. As part of this activity we provide you with the latest project news and marine science and ocean policy stories  
The GeoCapabilities Project will create a training course for teachers as leaders in Geography curriculum making. It will be presented at the IGU and EUGEO conferences this month. Visit the GeoCapabilities Web site to see videos, read papers and find out the latest news.  
EUROGEO is partner in a new Erasmus+ project called GI Learner> this aims to develop learning lines in the use of GIS in Secondary education. It follows work from previous projects like iGuess and digital-earth  

In case you missed it .... 

3-D Globe Shows Scary Damage to the Oceans http://t.co/0daUywKFw5
The flow of migrants around the world, http://t.co/BFIGwM2PjO 
The retreat of the Rhone Glacier has left an environment that is susceptible to rapid change http://t.co/l1WxPgHuFj
Top 10 Geography iPad Apps http://tinyurl.com/k2hlzcq
Visualizing space: Globaïa's Cartography of the Anthropocene project http://t.co/4gCYmFoHhS

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