Croatian Geographic Society – Hrvatsko geografsko društvo (HGD)

Croatian Geographical Society (in Croatian officially Hrvatsko geografsko društvo (HGD), established in 1897) is a non-profit, non-government organization acting primarily as a national hub for professional geographers with its main goal of promoting geographic education, knowledge, skills and practices throughout the society. It is a member of Croatian natural science association (est. 1885), European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO) and of the International Geographical Union (IGU-UGI). The Croatian Geographical Society headquarters address is Marulićev trg 19, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska). Its website URL is 

The Croatian Geographical Society was founded to encourage the dissemination of geographic research and knowledge, to cooperate with other similar societies in Croatia and abroad and to generally popularize geography. Improving geographic education and professionalization is among its major goals especially after WWII. Its members are mainly geography and geography education masters as well as alumni employed in business, government and nonprofit organizations in the Republic of Croatia.

The Society accomplishes its goals through its journals, one scientific (Hrvatski geografski glasnik,  ISSN 1331-5854, since 1929, currently 2 issues annually) and one professional/popular (Geografski horizont, ISSN 0016-7266, since 1955, currently 2 issues annually; occasional monographies/special editions; national congresses (every 4 years) and other scientific meetings; lifelong learning programs; national and international school geography competitions, web geography education and popularization. On many of its goals it cooperates with Ministry of science, education and sports, government educational agencies, university geographical institutions and regional geographic societies.

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Portuguese Association of Geographers

logo portThe Portuguese Association of Geographers (henceforth referred to as APG) is a professional association that aims to contribute to the professional development and the correct deontological performance of geographers, to better serve society and the territory, fostering, developing and disseminating Portuguese geographic science and its applications.
Since its foundation, in 1987, it has sought to contribute to the valorization of Geography and to the recognition of the social utility of geographers and their professional activities, in areas such as teaching, planning and spatial planning, environmental studies and geographic information systems.
The APG currently brings together more than 350 people connected with Geography through teaching, research and the free practice of the profession of geographers. APG is a full member of IGU, being the representative of Portugal.
APG promotes, every two years, with the support of the different geography departments of Portuguese universities, the Congress of Portuguese Geography ( In collaboration with the Association of Spanish Geographers (AGE), APG promotes, also every two years, and alternately in Portugal and Spain, the holding of the Iberian Geography Colloquium (
The APG edits several publications (, that are distributed free of charge to its members.

President (2020-2022): António Bento-Gonçalves (
Contacts: Associação Portuguesa de Geógrafos
Instituto de Ciências Sociais
Av. Professor Aníbal Bettencourt, n.º 9
1600-189 Lisboa

Hellenic Geographical Society

The Hellenic Geographical Society (HGS) is a non-governmental, non-profit scientific,
educational and professional society founded in 1928 devoted to the development
of the discipline of Geography. For more than 90 years the HGS and its members
have contributed to the advancement of geography. HGS has become EUGEO
member in 2019. HGS has 400 members.

The purposes of the HGS are primarily to promote Geography through initiating and
coordinating geographical research and teaching in Greece. Its work is conducted
through members and National Committees. The HGS hosts the International
Conference of the Hellenic Geographical Society every two years and also promotes
other meetings that comply with the objectives of the Society.  Since its founding in
1928, the HGS’s dedicated people, strong intellectual base, and vision have helped to
serve the professional needs of geographers and to advance geography. The HGS
also facilitates the participation of geographers in the global community of scientists
through its formal affiliation as a Member within the International
Geographical Union for Science (IGU), EUGEO and the Association of European Geographers

The HGS edits a periodical journal “European Journal of Geography”. The European
Journal of Geography is a peer-reviewed open access journal. Articles and book
reviews are published under free licenses, and anyone is allowed to read, download,
copy, and distribute them.

President: Dr. Maria Pigaki, Teaching & Research Staff, National Technical University
of Athens (NTUA)
Secretary General: Dr. Stavros Spyrellis, Researcher, National Center of Social
Research –ΕΚΚΕ-

[updated on July 15 2022, MT]

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



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”