Sunday, 4 January 2015

EuroGeo

Just got my membership paid up for EUROGEO for 2015
If you didn't know, EuroGeo is the European Association of Geographers

The principal aims of EUROGEO are to advance the status of geography by:
  • organising events and activities for members
  • producing publications for members
  • supporting geographers in their jobs and careers
  • identifying and promoting good practise
  • lobbying at European and national level
  • giving advice on geography
  • making recommendations to decision makers

EUROGEO promotes the European dimension in geographical education as a contribution towards the development of European citizenship. By doing so, EUROGEO encourages the development of a greater European awareness through the medium of geography and increases mutual knowledge and understanding of Europe.

EUROGEO, in affiliation with other organisations, has produced a large number of publications and has organised geography conferences, meetings and workshops on a regular basis. Representatives of professional educational associations have been actively involved in EUROGEO.

EUROGEO also supports those seeking to establish or organise national geography associations and those that promote geography as an academic discipline and geographers in the workplace.

It is clear that spatial skills and geographical information on the Web are increasingly important. The roles that geography and geographers play are being challenged by these new geo-opportunities. Those involved with the EUROGEO association are seeking to monitor and support these developments

I've been involved with EUROGEO for about 6 years now, since my time at the GA, when we got involved with a range of projects. I have also been to Salzburg quite a few times to run courses, and get involved in meetings. Along the way I have met well over 100 European educators I would not otherwise I have met, who have informed my practice.
Check out the I-USE project, and the GEOCAPABILITIES projects, both of which involve EUROGEO as partners.

Come along to sessions at the GA Conference too...

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