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This month there are articles on the work being undertaken preparing the COP21 Climate Change conference, courses for teachers, a FOSS4G development, EuroEnviro, Digital Earth Society competitions, Geo for All and Open Education Week, NASA WorldWind Challenge and hundreds of other stories.

Get Human Rights In Climate Change Agreement 

EUROGEO is one of the 240 civil society orbs that called for Human Rights in the UNFCCC meeting to protect rights of present and future generations. The association is working as part of an NGO group to lobby for the inclusion of human rights at the COP21 conference in Paris in December 2015. This has been supported by top UN experts who called for human rights to be included in climate change talks at 

Statistics Course For Educators

EUROGEO is a partner in the EU funded I-Use Project. I-Use developed ready made lesson materials and a toolbox for educators to easily create their own statistics learning activities. The project will hold an in service teacher training course in Copenhagen, 7-10 September 2015 If you would like to attend, all information is available at  European educators can apply for Erasmus + KA1 grants from the European Commission to attend. More

FOSS4G Environmental Management

EUROGEO Members Gap Consult supporting the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation have developed a web-based GIS platform that provides public access to spatial information for five areas in Bulgaria. The platform open and free to use by citizens, NGOs, institutions and businesses allowing the use of available data for monitoring and advocacy for the sustainable development of the regions. More

ISDE Young Scientist Competitions 

 the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) is organising two competitions in 2015, an ISDE Video Competition for Young People and a Travel Award for young scientists, for the best paper of the 9th Symposium of ISDE in Halifax, Canada. EUROGEO has been a member of ISDE through its project.

Geo For All And Open Education Week 

Open Education Week (9-13 March 2015) is an annual opportunity to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. The Geo for All initiative welcomes nominations for the "Geo for All - Open Education Award 2015". The deadline is february 28th
EUROGEO is a member of Gep for All.

EuroEnviro 2015 

EuroEnviro is an international student symposium organized by and for students from all over Europe. 
The symposium gives young students the possibility to share and discuss their knowledge with students from a big variety of different fields (Economy, biology, geography, politics and many more), while also exploring the country in which the event is hosted. The next EuroEnviro will be held in May 2015 in Gothenborg, Sweden ( The theme of the symposium is 'catalysts of change'. 

NASA WorldWind Challenge 

The third edition of the NASA Worldwind Europa challenge aims to inspire ideas for building great applications that serve the INSPIRE Directive and uses NASA’s open source virtual globe technology World Wind. Details at

Young Planners Workshop

The 4th ECTP-CEU Young Planners workshop on e-governance, spatial planning and decision-making will take place at the 11th Biennial Meeting of the European Towns and Town Planners 15-16 October 2015 in Dublin. More  

Congress Local Regional Authorities

EUROGEO members are entitled to participate in the 28th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe held from 24 to 26 March 2015, in Strasbourg, France. This is a pan-European political assembly representing over 200,000 authorities in 47 European states. Registration is open via the who’s who of the Congress

SPACIT Courses Available

EUROGEO was a partner in the SPACIT (education for spatial citizenship) project, coordinated by the Department of Geo-Informatics of the University of Salzburg. The concept of spatial citizenship was developed for secondary teaching and in-service training to combine geography, political education and Web 2.0 technologies. The goal was to create online and F2F courses to equip teachers with the relevant competencies necessary through the everyday use of geo-media technologies. The course can be downloaded from the project Web site. More 

Get Why, Where Matters? 

Today’s economy is driven by and dependent on geographic information according to Drs. Bob Ryerson and Stan Aronoff, the authors “Why ‘Where’ Matters”. The EUROGEO Members make links with the history of the development of geographic tools and underline the importance of geo-information in real-world examplesThis book illustrates why geospatial perspectives and geography matters. More

Geo In The News 

This newsletter brings you access to a collection of February 2015 geo-news from social media, newspapers and latest research. There are items on Climate, Environment, Human, Economic and Physical Geography.. The news also includes free publications to download and teaching and larding resources. More 

EUROGEO Conference 2015 

"Communicating Geography: serving our world" 21-22 May 2015

The 2015 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference will be organised in conjunction with and hosted by the Turkish Association of Geographers (TAG), in Ankara on 21-22 May 2015. An optional field excursion to Cappadocia will take place all day on 23 May 2015. Call for sessions and abstracts published. More

Communicating Geography 

Call for abstracts
We invite contributors from all areas of the discipline and related subjects to submit abstracts for oral presentations, hands-on workshops and posters at our 2015 Annual meeting. The conference theme is "Communicating Geography: serving our world", though abstracts relating to other areas will also be welcome. 
Deadlines: Sessions (by February 1st 2015)
Paper, Poster and Workshop Abstracts March 12th 2015
See more at: 
Early bird rate ends March 12th 2015

EJG Issue 3: Free Download  

Issue 3 of the European Journal of Geography is free to download. The Journal now on Scopus, is based on the European Association of Geographers’ goal to make European Geography a worldwide reference and standard. The latest issue contains seven articles on historical analysis, wildfire risk assessment, location analysis, social perception, communicating climate change, catchment approaches and Belgrade tourism. More

Geography Teaching Resources
Free Publications


2015 EUROGEO Meeting
I-Use course
Environmental Management 
• Spatial Citizenship course complete
2015 International Year of Soils

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