Latest news from the European Association of Geographers

 February 2014

EyeonEarth Disaster Management 

Since June 2013 EUROGEO has been a stakeholder organization of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative called “EyeonEarth”. 
On 17-20 November 2013 stakeholder organisations from around the world gathered in Geneva to examine data and geoinformation issues concerning disaster reduction, mitigation and management under the Eye on Disaster Management Special Initiative, led by Dr. Costis Toregas. Read more.

EUROGEO joins “Open Geo for all”  

In December 2013 EUROGEO applied for and was approved as a partner organization in the “Open Geo for All” initiative. The goal is, by combining the potential of e-learning tools and open source geospatial software, to strengthen education in GIScience by covering open source, open standards, and open data in geospatial technology: Read more

GeoSkills Plus – a new EU geospatial careers project 

EUROGEO is a partner in a new EU funded vocational education and training (VET) project under the Leonardo programme, called GeoSkills Plus. The aim of the three-year project is to transfer geospatial VET innovation and expertise from Dutch to labour market needs in three other countries (Belgium, Bulgaria and Lithuania).  Read more

Upcoming Events

Geography Education Roadmap for Europe 
  • Where: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • When: 20 - 22 February 2014
  • More information to follow
Training courses on digital geographic media in schools.
  • Where: Salzburg, Austria
  • When: 2-6 March 2014
  • Apply
EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference.
  • Where: University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
  • When: 15-17 May 2014
  • Apply

The World of Geography

Geographical News: 
Some stories promoting the importance of geography and spatial thinking.
Why Earth Science should be a key part of the Science curriculum 
Why Geographers Should Learn to Code  
Why leaders should learn Geography?

Changing climate: Scottish university to help victims of climate change
A database set up by Glasgow Caledonian University will gather the results of research aimed at providing justice for those countries worst affected by climate change. Read More

Other climate stories: European Commission: What's causing climate change?
Interactive Map Reveals Earth After The Ice Melts and Sea Level Rises

European News 
A manifesto for entrepreneurship and innovation to power growth in the EU
Study shows 35% of EU jobs depend on intellectual property rights
MEP stresses importance of 'smart, sustainable and inclusive' growth in Europe's cities
EU citizens force water debate onto agenda

Geo-data: Geo-Information for the future
Other statistical data, which can be joined to geodata above
I-Use Project - learning about statistical information

Looking for more interesting geography stories? Visit our monthly updated Stories Database.

President elected Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

In December 2013 Karl Donert, President of EUROGEO, was nominated and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Read More


Geo-Resources Online 

European Journal of Geography: New issues published 

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Twi issues of EJG have been published in the last 3 months of 2013. A special issue on Border perspectives and the 2013 Conference issue.
The European Journal of Geography (EJG) is the main publication of the European Association of Geographers. The purpose of the journal is to promote the discipline and the work of geographers to decision makers. 
Submission details and the latest issues of the European Journal of Geography can be found at
RIGEO Geography Education Journal  RIGEO is an open access, quick, free or charge and expert peer review publication in geography education and related disciplines (such as environment education, geology education, biology education and more). Read here how to send in your abstracts. Read More.
Resources for teaching and research Looking for more resources? Visit the Resources Database

Grants & Funding Opportunities

  • Call for proposals published and draft application forms
  • Open to all legal entities
  • Submission on various dates depending on Action, mainly April 2014
  • More 
EDA: Earth observation and fuel dependencies
  • Call for proposals
  • More
ERC Starting Grants for PhD Researchers (European Commission). 
  • Open to: PhD researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country
  • Deadline: 25 March 2014
  • Grant: €1.5 milion
  • More.
Prince Claus Fund ‘Culture in Defiance’ Projects
  • Open to: all parties working in the cultural and artistic spheres in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Deadline: 28 February 2014
  • Grant: €15.000
  • More 
More grants and funding opportunities

Job Offers & Careers

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Geography, Durham University, deadline 15 Feb 2014, More
Earth Observation Scientist, School of Natural Science, University of Stirling, deadline 16 Feb 2024, More
Assistant Professor: Methods of Teaching Science, Department of Educational Sciences, College of Education, Qatar University, deadline 15 Feb 2014, More 
Research Fellow, European Leadership Network, deadline 17 Feb, More
Graduate Opportunities: UK Ordnance Survey More
Traineeship at the Committee of the Regions. Brussels
 , Belgium. Deadline: 30 March. More
Jr. Researcher on sustainability assessment of bio-based materials (1.0 fte) at the University of Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences. Deadline: 28 February 2014. More

Lecturer, The Human Event, Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona, USA, More
Undergraduate Earth Systems Science Field and Laboratory Coordinator at Division of Earth Sciences at Earth Observatory of Singapore, apply now. More and 8 other vacancies.
Office Coordinator (temporary) at MapAction, Saunderton, United Kingdom, deadline: until it is filled. More
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In this issue


Disaster Management
Joining 'Open Geo for all'
Geospatial skills
• Fellow of RCGS
• Upcoming events

The World of Geography

Geography in Europe
• Human Geography
• Physical Geography
• Geo-media News 

Geo-Resources Online

• European Journal of Geography (EJG)
Free Publications
• Resources for Teaching & Research


Fellowships, Grants & Funding
Conferences and Meetings

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