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In this newsletter, we announce the launch of the new GeoCapabilities Web site and teacher training materials and offer invitations to two exciting and very relevant events, School on the Cloud - a project that explores Cloud Computing in learning and teaching and a Journal of Geography in Higher Education event. The newsletter also has an OSGeo logo competition and introduces MapSwipe for humanitarian aid.

We are hoping all EUROGEO Members and geography enthusiasts are having a great break over the summer. 

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GeoCapabilities Web launch

The GeoCapabilities project has produced a new teacher training website that draws on principles of human capability development as an approach to preparing teachers as future curriculum leaders.
The website explains these principles and also features four training modules. The modules are supported with workshop materials, additional key readings, and videos. The website is intended for use in both initial teacher training and the professional development for practicing teachers. More information 

Invitation: SoC conference 

On 18 November 2016, School on the Cloud’s 3rd conference will be held at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels. School on the Cloud is the European network that explores new dynamic Cloud-based ways in education. You are invited to register and attend the one day event with keynotes from Professor Sugata Mitra and Ewan McIntosh..Places are limited. Register here  

Journal of Geography in Higher Education

JGHE Free Event

The Journal of Geography in Higher Education is celebrating 40 years and is holding a free one day celebration of learning and teaching in Geography in HE over the last 40 and this will take place on Thursday December 15th 2016 at the RGS-IBG, Kensington Gore, London, from 10.00am to 4pm. Send your title and abstract (250 words) to Sonja Rewhorn, by 15th September 2016.



The latest issue of «Comunicar», 48, has been recently published with the suggestive title: «Ethics and plagiarism in scientific communication». The journal has a monographic section and a wide variety of items in its miscellaneous section. All articles are available on their web site. More information

Become a Geo-Ambassador


Read the first Anniversary edition of the Geo4All Newsletter and invitation to be GeoAmbassadors. You can contribute to enable geospatial education opportunities to all being a ‘Geo for all’ GeoAmbassador.  Geo for All is a world wide movement that provides immediate benefit to the world. More information

MapSwipe: humanitarian aid

MapSwipe is an app that allows you to support humanitarian aid by simply using your mobile. In a disaster or humanitarian crisis, knowledge regarding the location of possibly affected and vulnerable people is crucial to provide effective support. MapSwipe allows you to map these locations using your smartphone. Contributors are asked to mark map tiles and to thereby provide information regarding inhabited regions. More information

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NGOs And Decision Making

The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) in cooperation with the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations is preparing new guidelines to ensure meaningful civil participation in political decision-making.

A wide public consultation on the draft guidelines is being organised during the summer period before finalising the guidelines. Email any comments (in English or in French) on the draft to the CDDG Secretariat by 4 September 2016.

OSGeo logo competition

Logo Competition

The UN OpenGIS initiative Committee invites the community to develop the official logo of the UN OpenGIS initiative. This logo will be used on official documents of the UN OpenGIS initiative. Anyone may submit artwork. The winning designer will receive a UN, OSGeo and G4A awarding certificate and her/his name will be awarded on the webpage of UN OpenGIS initiative. All artwork must be uploaded to the OSGeo wiki and listed on this site by 11:59pm GMT, August 31st, 2016. More information

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EJG Published

The new issue of EUROGEO's journal, the European Journal of Geography, has been published. There are articles on Teaching Glocal Issues, Geo-literacy, Strategic Spatial Thinking, Impact of Globalization, Ukranian Crisis and Food Tourism.

Congratulations to the authors. Help to improve the status of EJG by citing articles in your research papers and publications.

Bilingual Geography Course

The publishing house SOP Oświatowiec Toruń and the Association of European Geographers (EUROGEO) are happy to announce the 11th edition of the international methodology workshop “UN sustainable development goals – teach them bilingually” in Toruń, Poland, 7–9 October 2016. Invitation registration - questionnaire

You can participate by completing the questionnaire and registering, email these to  

EUROGEO 2016 Registration

registration for EUROGEO 2016 closes on August 15th. The conference and association meeting takes place in Malaga on September 29-30th. Visit the conference registration page to do this. More information

Geography News Update

This update provides a small sample of geo-news we shared on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn last month. Why not follow us there and share your news, research and publications. More news

Climate and water risks to the food and beverage industry
Which countries are doing the most to stop global warming?
How the geography of global innovation is rapidly changing
Defining extreme poverty: ‘The benchmark for not being poor was set very low’
Advanced Techniques for Measuring Human Behaviors in Urban Public Spaces: publication
JGHE virtual issue on fieldwork 10 papers free to download
Excellent cache of resources on Changing Climate:

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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

Sea Change Ocean Literacy   

Sea Change has just published a video Our Ocean Our Oxygen illustrating the important health benefits we obtain from the coean. See the new 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 running a workshop at EUROGEO 2016 in Malaga. More information - Twitter


GeoCapabilities will run a workshop and sessions at the EUROGEO 2016 conference in Malaga. Register now. 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

Latest Geo-Consultancy, 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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