EUGEO Newsletter August 2012

EUGEO meetings on Sunday August 26 in Cologne at IGU/Int. Geographical Congress



Seminar on The State of Geography in Europe

(August 26, 10.00 am. , Universität zu Köln/University of Cologne, Room Com 02)

All Geographical Societies in Europe, members and non-members of EUGEO, are invited to present the State of Geography in their countries. Please inform EUGEO ( when you want to present before August 10. These presentations will be followed by a discussion on how the societies can cooperate to strengthen their organization, serve their members and promote the Geography of Europe and Geography in Europe. This should result in a road map how to continue working on this theme in the coming years. The seminar is open to all persons that have registered for IGU/IGS 2012.


EUGEO General Assembly

(August 26, 11.30 am. , Universität zu Köln/University of Cologne, Room Com 02)

Member societies of EUGEO are invited to send representatives to this meeting. Non-member societies are invited to attend as observers. Only representatives and observers are allowed (it is not an open meeting). Decisions will be made on EUGEO’s structure and activities for the coming years. Members will receive the necessary documentation by email.

Please let us know who will be attending by email ( and consult the EUGEO website for further details and information (


EUGEO 2013 Congress: Rome, September 5-7: Europe, what’s next? Changing geographies and geographies of change.

More information about this congress will become available at the EUGEO website ( and the congress website ( You can already register for being kept informed by email.


Revision and update of the EUGEO website

The EUGEO website ( is in the process of being updated and revised. Unfortunately, the website has been inaccessible for more than a week due to technical problems. It’s online again and you can look at it for the latest information.


Important international Geography Conferences

Of the many relevant conferences organized every year, two international conferences always attract a lot of European geographers. These are:


The Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The 2013 conference will be in London at the Royal Geographical Society, August 28-30. It is the largest meeting of geographers of this kind in Europe. The theme will be: New Geographical Frontiers. Look at the website: (


The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers AAG

This meeting will take place in 2013 in Los Angeles, April 9-13. The presentations deal with Geography, Sustainability and GIScience. It is the largest gathering of geographers in the world with this year in New York 8500 delegates. Consult the website: (


The coming meetings of the International Geographical Union IGU are:

Regional Conference Traditional Wisdom and Modern Knowledge for the Earth’s Future: Kyoto, Japan, August 4-9, 2012. Website: (


2014 IGU Regional Conference, Krakow, Poland

2015 IGU Regional Conference, Moscow, Russia

2016 International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China


Of interest

Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference: Times of Change: Future Directions in Geography, Urban and Regional Studies, November 1-2,Hamburg, Germany. Paper submission till 31st July 2012. Website: (

Geographical Society of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Third Congress of the Geographers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, second week of October 2012 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Website: (

Europe Matters: European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development. On 20 September 2012, Lux Theatre, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Website: (