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The latest newsletter has items about fieldwork, courses, workshops and interesting initiatives, We update you the Ecocities and 'Geo for all' initiatives'.
Did you know? Our newsletter goes out to more than 10,000 subscribers, it is an excellent way of promoting your activities, research and projects. In this issue we include the latest issue of our journal, news from our projects, information from EUROGEO member organisations and more ....
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Fieldwork 


The Year of Fieldwork lasts until August 2016. Want to be involved? 
Fieldwork and other out-of-classroom learning experiences are highly valuable tools in raising standards and skills in participants of all ages. The Year of Fieldwork brings together a range of partners to celebrate these skills and opportunities and to offer support for those that wish to develop these further. 
Show your support with a personalised poster - download here - find out more

Fieldwork Survey BYOD 

You are invited to take part in a survey being conducted by the Enhancing Fieldwork Learning team. The survey examines the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to support teaching and learning activities in Higher Education fieldwork. answer the questionnaire

Land Cover Workshop 

The 2nd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop “Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era” will take  place at the Charles University, Prague on 6-7 May 2016, find out more 

Climate Change MOOC 

The course run by the University of Exeter sets contemporary human-caused climate change within the context of past nature climate variability. It will take a risk communication approach, balancing the ‘bad news’ about climate change impacts on natural and human systems with the ‘good news’ about potential solutions. It started at the end of January but you can still join - find out more

EcoCities Initiative 

Ecocities is emerging as an important initiative bring human actions in balance with the environment,  They are developing tools and resources under the "Mapping Secondary Cities for Resiliency, Human Security and Emergency Preparedness Program" of the US Office of the Geographer. 

Supporting the progression towards cities in balance with human and natural systems are a number of educational resources, the EcoCompass, along with Urbinsight (under development), an online city assessment and visualization tool enabling cities and citizens to map their course towards ecocity conditions. online journal - find out more.

'Geo For All' Update   

"Geo For All" aims to have free and open GI software for students from economically poor backgrounds worldwide and for them to get geospatial education (without the need for high cost proprietary GI software The initiative plans to start work on "Train the Trainer" GIS program for school teachers all over the world. GFA newsletters - find out more

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GeoBalcanica 2016  

The Official Web Site of 2nd International Scientific Conference GEOBALCANICA 2016 has been launched. The conference takes place from 10-12 June 2016. find out more

Crowdsourcing City Planning 

Helsinki is adopting a new general plan that will guide the city’s development for the next decade or so. The City Planning Department kicked the project off with hearing from the public. EUROGEO members Mapita are using their Maptionnaire tool to empower residents to freely map directions where the city should grow. The study attracted 4,700 respondents to mark around 33 000 experience-based ideas on a map of the city. find out more

 

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European News Update

Brussels Briefing on Environment  http://t.co/GJ13kQIFvV 
EU countries granting the most Citizenship http://t.co/NDKdL69R1H
EU Development policy must focus on essential human rights http://tinyurl.com/ocmkc7t
Europe's industrial focus will soon shift to changes being created by the Internet Of Things https://t.co/Wh2KbV4meW
Nature can provide key to tackling European urban health problems http://tinyurl.com/ovbm7zd
Pursuing quality of life or more 'lies, damned lies and statistics' http://t.co/eDQhxansiB
Refugees at European Shores – What Will Be Their Future? http://t.co/IfoxWo5jZY
What does EC do to support Citizen science? http://t.co/l231Hf55Sp
Will migrants change European civilisation? http://t.co/mduMi7B48Q  - More news 

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EUROGEO News 

Joining Us? 

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

Malaga 2016: First Call

The first Call for sessions and abstracts at EUROGEO 2016 is announced. You are invited to submit proposals for sessions, papers and poster in area of geographical researchFind out more

EJG Issue 


The latest issue of the European Journal of Geography (EJG) is now available to read and download. The latest papers include articles on spatial competneces, quality of life in EU cities, cartography and visual correspondence, large-scale semantic 3D landscape models, residential mobility and farmers perceptions of soil erosion Find out more

Geo- Jobs, Studentships 

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

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EUROGEO Project News

SMILE

SMILE Web site launched
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 on Facebook.

GI Learner


EUROGEO starts a new Erasmus+ KA2 project on the use of GIS, called GI Learner. GI Learner aims to develop learning lines for the use of GIS in Secondary School education. It follows work from previous projects like iGuess and digital-earth. The project is undertaking a literature review on learning lines and spatial thinking..

GeoCapabilities  

The GeoCapabilities Project is now in its final year of development.  The key objective is to create teacher training materials to develop teachers as curriculum leaders … through a 'capabilities' approach. The project has produced a series of research papers and video clips on the topic. Partners will attend the AAG and EUROGEO conferences in 2016. Project website. Latest newsletter

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Sea Change Ocean Literacy   

The first Sea Change newsletter has been published by the Horizon 2020 project looking to raise awareness and promote ocean literacy in education and to citizens . The newsletter will published every six months and is archived on the Sea Change Project website. Download the newsletter (10Mb)

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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