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Newsletter July 2014

 
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Newsletter

July 2014

 
         
   

This is July 2014 EUGEO Newsletter.

Highligts

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: info@eugeo2015.com
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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 (www.eugeo2015.com)

 

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.
Website: http://www.rgs.org


The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers AAG
This meeting will take place in 2015 in Chicago April 21-25.
Website: http://www.aag.org


The coming meetings of the International Geographical Union IGU are:
2014 IGU Regional Conference: Changes, Challenges, Responsibility. Krakow, Poland. August 18-21 2014.
Website: http://www.igu2014.org
2015 IGU Regional Conference: Geography for Culture and Society for the sake of our Common Future, Moscow, Russia.
Website: http://www.igu2015.ru
2016 IGU International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

The latest IGU Newsletter is available at: http://igu-online.org/ 

 

From Rome 2013 EUGEO Congress:

Book of abstracts Videos Photos
 

 

   
     please note that EUGEO is going to add www.eugeo.eu web address to the previous www.eugeo.org    
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EUGEO Newsletter June 2012

EUGEO Newsletter June 2012

 
 
EUGEO General Assembly, Sunday Agust 26, 11.30-13.00
IGU/IGC 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 Societies representatives or observers are allowed (it is not a public meeting; for the open EUGEO seminary please refer to this link). Decisions will be made on EUGEO’s structure and activities for the coming years. Please let us know who will be attending by email (info@eugeo.org) and consult the EUGEO website for further details and information (www.eugeo.org).  Also look at the IGC website (icg2012.org) to register for this conference.
 
 
EUGEO Seminar The State of Geography in Europe, Sunday August 29, 10.00-11.30
IGU/ICG Cologne, room Com 02
 
 
All Geographical Societies in Europe are invited to present the State of Geography in their countries of origin, followed by a discussion on how the societies can cooperate to strengthen their organisations, serve their members and promote geography. Designing a road map how to continue working on this theme in the coming years is aimed at. Also, European participation in the AAG series of seminars on Geography in the World will be discussed. A new seminar is planned for the AAG Meeting in Los Angeles in 2013. Please let us know who will be attending by email (info@eugeo.org) and consult the EUGEO website for further details and information (www.eugeo.org). Also look at the IGC website (icg2012.org) to register for this conference.
 
 
EUGEO 2013 Congress: Europe A Land Between 5 Seas
Summer 2013, Rome
 
 
Soon more information about this congress will become available at the EUGEO website (www.eugeo.org) and the congress website (www.eugeo2013.com).
 
 
Calls European Commission for expressions of interest for experts in urban and regional studies and policies
 
It is impotant that geographers will be on the list of experts. Please consider reacting:
 
 
http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:72740-2012:TEXT:EN:HTML

We would very much appreciate when all members would be able to send participants/representatives to these meetings. We would also welcome other initiatives from our members for EUGEO actions.

 

EUGEO Newsletter July 2012

EUGEO Newsletter July 2012

 

 

Revision and update of EUGEO website

 

The EUGEO website (www.eugeo.org) is in the process of being updated and revised. Please consult this website for the latest information.

 

Registration for IGU International Geographical Congress till July 15.

 

Interest in IGU/IGC 2012 in Cologne is massive. Therefore, registration stops at July 15. There will be no opportunity to register on-site in Cologne.

 

EUGEO General Assembly, Sunday August 26, 11.30-13.00

At IGU/IGC Cologne, Universität zu Köln, 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.

Please let us know who will be attending by email (info@eugeo.org) and consult the EUGEO website for further details and information (www.eugeo.org).  Also look at the IGC website (igc2012.org) to register for this conference, registration is necessary to get access to the venue.

 

  • Twelve members have so far announced to send representatives.
  • We invite the other members and non-member Geographical Societies in Europe to also attend as representatives/observers.
  • We ask members to propose candidates for Secretary General and Member of the Executive Committee.
  • We ask members for bids to organize the 2014 EUGEO seminar on the State of Geography in Europe and the 2015 EUGEO congress.

 

EUGEO Seminar The State of Geography in Europe, Sunday August 26, 10.00-11.30, At IGU/ICG Cologne, Universität zu Köln, room Com 02

 

All Geographical Societies in Europe are invited to present the State of Geography in their countries of origin. These presentations will be followed by a discussion on how the societies can cooperate to strengthen their organization, serve their members and promote geography. Designing a road map how to continue working on this theme in the coming years is also aimed at.

Also, European participation in the AAG series of seminars on Geography in the World will be discussed. A new seminar is planned for the next AAG Meeting in Los Angeles, April 9-13 2013. Please let us know who will be attending and presenting as a representative of a geographical society by email (info@eugeo.org) and consult the EUGEO website for further details and information (www.eugeo.org). This seminar is public and open for every registered person for the IGC. Also look at the IGC website (igc2012.org) to register for this conference, registration is necessary to get access to the venue.

 

  • Nine members have so far announced to present; Please note: 1-3 page A4 handouts (Word-file) and max. 5 slide Powerpoint presentations are due before August 1, please send these two files to: hfl.ottens@planet.nl.
  • We invite all other European Geographical Societies to also attend.

 

EUGEO 2013 Congress: Summer 2013, Rome

 

Soon more information about this congress will become available at the EUGEO website (www.eugeo.org) and the congress website (www.eugeo2013.com). You can already register for being kept informed by email.

 

Calls European Commission for expressions of interest for experts in urban and regional studies and policies

 

It is important that geographers will be on the list of experts. Please consider reacting:

 

http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:88796-2012:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0 and
http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:72740-2012:TEXT:EN:HTML

a PDF version of this newsletter is HERE

EUGEO Newsletter August 2012

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 (info@eugeo.org) 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 (info@eugeo.org) and consult the EUGEO website for further details and information (www.eugeo.org).

 

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 (www.eugeo.org) and the congress website (www.eugeo2013.com). You can already register for being kept informed by email.

 

Revision and update of the EUGEO website

The EUGEO website (www.eugeo.org) 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: (http://www.rgs.org).

 

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: (http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting)

 

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: (http://oguchaylab.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/IGU2013/)

 

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: (http://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/events/pdfs/hamburg-CFP-2012.pdf)

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: (www.geodrustvo.ba/)

Europe Matters: European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development. On 20 September 2012, Lux Theatre, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Website: (www.planet-europe.eu/).

 

EUGEO Newsletter September 2012

EUGEO Newsletter September 2012

 

EUGEO meetings at IGU/International Geographical Congress in Cologne

The IGC in Cologne (26-31 August 2012) was a major success. Well organised, good atmosphere, interesting presentations and a pleasant city, what could geographers from all over the world want more. EUGEO was present with two meeting, a seminar and a General Assembly meeting.

Seminar on The State of Geography in Europe

About forty participants followed the presentations and discussions on the State of Geography in Europe. Nine countries gave an overview of the situation with respect to geography in schools, academia, practice and public debate. Many common trends and concerns emerged. Themes to follow up were selected, among them:

– the balance between integrated geography and thematic, often inter/multidisciplinary specialisations,
– the position of geography as a core subject in primary and secondary education, and as an attractive elective course,
– geography as a leading discipline for major issues in society, politics and business,
– institutional strengthening of geography in research and education,
– new geographical models to deal with the major shifts and changes in Europe (and the world),
– leadership, excellence and prominence among geographers,
– strategies for geographical societies (with the renewed strategy of the Royal Geographical Society as an example).

A selection of these issues will be worked out by members to prepare for another State of Geography workshop at the EUGEO congress in Rome, September 5-7, 2013 focussing on joint actions.

EUGEO General Assembly

The Assembly approved the proposed amendments on the Statutes with a few changes. New members of the Executive Committee were elected: Massimiliano Tabusi  (SGI and AIIG, Italy) as Secretary General and Zoltán Kovács (MFT, Hungary) and Christian Vandermotten (Belgeo, Belgium) as members. Details about the 4th EUGEO congress in Rome were presented by the Italian members. The 2014EUGEO seminar on the State of Geography will be organized by Hungary. Finally, the Financial Report 2012 was approved and treasurer Hans de Weert was discharged with thanks.

EUGEO 2013 Congress: Rome, September 5-7: Europe, what’s next? Changing geographies and geographies of change.
In September 2012 a call for sessions will be published, in January 2012 a call for papers. May 2013 is the deadline for early registration. More information about this congress will become available on the EUGEO website (www.eugeo.org) and the congress website (www.eugeo2013.com). You can already register for being kept informed by email.

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: (http://www.rgs.org).

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: (http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting)

The coming meetings of the International Geographical Union IGU are:
2012 IGU Regional Conference: Traditional Wisdom and Modern Knowledge for the Earth’s Future: Kyoto, Japan, August 4-9, 2012. Website: (http://oguchaylab.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/IGU2013/)
2014 IGU Regional Conference: Changes, Challenges, Responsibility. Krakow, Poland. August 18-21 2014. Website: (http://www.igu2014.org).
2015 IGU Regional Conference: Geography for Culture and Society for the sake of our Common Future, Moscow, Russia. Website: (http://www.igu2015.ru/).
2016 IGU International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

Of interest

Europe Matters: European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development. On 20 September 2012, Lux Theatre, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Website: (www.planet-europe.eu/).
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: (www.geodrustvo.ba/)
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: (http://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/events/pdfs/hamburg-CFP-2012.pdf)
International Conference on Regional Science: The Challenge of Regional Development in a world of changing hegemonies. November 22-23 2012, Bilbao. Website: (www.reunionesdeestudiosregionales.org/Home-82-home).
Last calls 7th Framework Programme EU: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/fp7_calls;efp7_SESSION_ID=X1RbQMjLh7m5hs2jH2TcmtFz6rQZ1mDP1psvMyV1JQL8WypJbv8F!-598335810).
First calls new Horizon 2020 Programme EU (FP7 successor) expected January 2014.