Association of Spanish Geographers (Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles)

Association of Spanish Geographers (Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles)

1. Presentation

The Association of Spanish Geographers (henceforth referred to as AGE) is a professional partnership of geographers whose main purpose is to promote and further develop the Spanish geographical science and its applications, and disseminate and publicize the geographical knowledge in society. The AGE was founded in 1975 during the celebration of the Fourth National Conference of Geography. Since then, its activity has been focused on promoting scientific meetings, coordinating the activities of the Spanish Geography in society and collaborating with other national and international geographic associations. The AGE currently brings together nearly 1,000 people connected with Geography through teaching, research and the free practice of the profession of geographers. Given the wide variety of topics related to Geography and the ever greater thematic specialization, the Association has set up Working Groups whose members can join in order to pursue certain specific lines of research and study. The management bodies of AGE are comprised of the General Assembly of all the members, which meet annually, and of the Board of Directors which is responsible for carrying out the programs of activities that emanate from the General Assembly. This Board of Directors is elected for a four-year term and is partially re-elected every two years. The Board of Directors consists of a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and eight Board members.

2. Activities

Activities of the AGE include the biannual celebration of the Spanish Geographers Conferences, of which the Departments of Geography of the different Spanish Universities are headquartered in turns. In alternate years, the Association organizes Workshops, Meetings and Symposiums in order to present the geographical science to the Spanish society and publicize their proposals in current affairs. The Working Groups also hold periodic scientific meetings and organize a variety of activities that address subjects related to their various fields of research. The members of  AGE receive complete information on the holding and results of all activities and they obtain substantial economic benefits for participation in these scientific events.

3. Publications

The AGE edits a periodical publication, the journal “Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles“ (, of which three issues are published per year. These are  distributed free of charge to partners of the AGE. The “Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles” aims to be the main organism of expression for Spanish Geography. In addition, the Working Group of Teaching of Geography annually publishes the journal “Didáctica Geográfica“ (, which is a reference journal on topics related to research and educational innovation in order to contribute to the improvement of teaching geography through research in this area and educational innovations experienced in the classroom. For its part, the Working Group of Technology at the Geographic Information edits “Geofocus“ (, an annual scientific and technical journal with an international vocation, specialized in geographic information science and its various applications. In addition to these journals the AGE edits representative collective works of Spanish Geography like Conferences books and the scientific meetings of the Working Group.


President: Prof. Dr. Carmen Delgado Viñas

Secretary General: Dr. Carmen Minguez



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Croatian Geographical Society, Zadar

Croatian Geographical Society – Zadar is a non-profit organisation founded in 1989 with aim to promote geography and other related disciplines. Society gathers numerous professors, students and pupils living both in Zadar County as well as in other parts of Republic of Croatia. We are engaged in organisation of lectures, conferences and field trips for our members but also for the wider community. One of our most important tasks is the publishing of scientific journal Geoadria. Geoadria is a scientific journal issued by the Croatian Geographic Society in Zadar and Department of Geography at the University of Zadar. It was first issued in 1996 and until 2001 it was published annually. From 2002 it is published biannually. From 2006 all papers in the journal are published in Croatian and English language.
Geoadria primarily publishes the research results about Croatian littoral area and Croatia in general, then the research results of different geographic and geography-related scientific disciplines dealing with Adriatic area, Mediterranean and Europe.
This journal is distributed to over one hundred addresses in the country and abroad, and it is financed by the Ministry of science and technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zadar County and the City of Zadar. It is indexed in Current Geographical Publications, Geo Abstracts and GEOBASE, Geosystems, GeoArchive and Geotitles and Population Index.
From 1996 to 2011 international editorial board was lead by editor-in-chief, professor Damir Magaš, PhD. From 2011 to 2015 editor-in-chief was assistant professor Vera Graovac Matassi, PhD and from 2015 editor-in-chief is assistant professor Nina Lončar, PhD.

Bulgaria, Association of Professional Geographers and Regionalists

Association of professional geographers and regionalists (APGR), Republic of Bulgaria

The APGR was established in May 2014. It was inscribed in the register of legal entities as an association of non-profit public benefit by Sofia City Court, Decision № 1 / 07.11.2014.
As a new organization the APGR has managed to make its message to over 1,600 geographers from around the country up to 01.08.2015. Nearly 1,200 of them are already actively involved in its first initiatives. Over 1,000 have been officially submitted applications and documents for membership in the Association. So far the majority of the membership of APGR are teachers in primary, secondary and high schools. Active work lies ahead for attraction of geographers practicing other professions in the Association. It will be attracted other professionals using regional research approaches in the medium term.
The APGR has established regional branches in all administrative district centers. Steps are being taken for the establishment of municipal units in other major cities of the country – the first successful steps in this regard were made in Dupnitsa, Samokov, Etropole, Kazanlak, Karlovo, Nova Zagora and Karnobat. It was held the first meeting of the Board of coordinators and secretaries of the regional branches of APGR, in May 2015.
The main objectives of the APGR are related to proclamation of Geography as a complex science with interdisciplinary character and unique spatial research approach as a fundamental part of public knowledge with a huge applied potential. The APGR are going to realize organizational and methodological support of activities in higher, secondary and primary schools, NGOs and other legal entities associated with geographical researches , teaching and dissemination of geographical knowledge about the world, the Bulgaria homeland and its regions, protection of unique natural and cultural sites, participation in national and international projects and programmes. The Association is planned to create favorable conditions for dissemination and exchange of geographical knowledge and useful regional practices through paper or electronic publications, websites, mass media and information. It will conduct voluntary coordination of professional activity between: Bulgarian citizens and / or EU citizens with acquired higher geographical education; Geography teachers in primary, secondary and higher education; Citizens with higher education and / or teaching experience in Earth sciences, Regional Geography integrated with other scientific fields using regional research approaches; Natural and legal persons recognized the importance of spatial geographic analysis for social development in Bulgaria. The APGR supports the interaction between professional geographers and the central and regional public authorities in Bulgaria as well as works under legalization of geographer profession through its inclusion in the list of regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria. The APGR provides legal advice and economic consultation, legal assistance, moral, logistic and material support, protecting the professional rights of geographers and regionalists and represents geographical community in Bulgaria to civil society in the country and at international scientific forums of geographers.
“Rodopski izvor”Str.№ 64 A; residential area “Manastirski livadi”;
municipality “Stolichna”; region “Vitosha”

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Newsletter July 2014

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July 2014


This is July 2014 EUGEO Newsletter.


EUGEO 2015 Congress: Budapest, Hungary, 30 August – 2 September 2015, Eötvös Loránd University

EUGEO is very happy to be able to announce its fifth congress with as leading theme: Convergences and Divergences of Geography in Europe. A broad Hungarian Steering Committee has been formed to organise this event.
The programme will include key-note speeches, paper sessions, poster sessions, thematic panels, scientific and social events.
 Researchers and experts from all over the world are invited to submit proposals to:
The aim is to facilitate the exchange of new ideas and to offer opportunities for networking within an informal atmosphere. The Congress venues are centrally located and well connected by public transport.

PhD students and early career researchers are encouraged to actively participate and will be offered a reduced fee.
More information and latest news on the conference website (


EUGEO 2014 General Assembly and Seminar on Wednesday August 18, 6-8 pm (At IGU Regional Conference, Kraków, Poland)


The 2015 EUGEO General Assembly meeting will be held during the IGU Regional Conference in Kraków, Poland. Venue is the Jagiellonian University. The assembly will take place in the early evening of Wednesday August 20th from 18.00 till about 18.30. We hope that many representatives of EUGEO member societies will attend.
The meeting continues with the third seminar on the State of Geography and Geographical Societies in Europe. This time, we want to discuss the final results of the participation of EUGEO in the Teaching Geography with Remote Sensing project commissioned by the European Space Agency and the IGU-EUGEO-EUROGEO project on a new international strategy for geography teaching, including work on a new Charter for Geography Education and the Interactive Planning 4 the Future project, focussing on the desirability of introducing the future development of local/regional environments as a major element of geography lessons. We are looking for participation of member societies in existing projects and for possible new project proposals by EUGEO for European subsidies. 


Important international Geography Conferences


Of the many relevant conferences organized every year, two international conferences always attract a lot of European ge-ographers:
The Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) RGS, London, August 28-30.
Theme: New Geographical Frontiers.

The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers AAG
This meeting will take place in 2015 in Chicago April 21-25.

The coming meetings of the International Geographical Union IGU are:
2014 IGU Regional Conference: Changes, Challenges, Responsibility. Krakow, Poland. August 18-21 2014.
2015 IGU Regional Conference: Geography for Culture and Society for the sake of our Common Future, Moscow, Russia.
2016 IGU International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

The latest IGU Newsletter is available at: 


From Rome 2013 EUGEO Congress:

Book of abstracts Videos Photos


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