This is the July/August 2016 EUGEO Newsletter for Geographical Societies in Europe.
EUGEO Seminar and General Assembly: 26-27 September in Zadar, Croatia
EUGEO Congress and General Assembly: 4-6 September 2017 in Brussels, Belgium
EUGEO Seminar and General Assembly: 27-29 January 2018, Warsaw, Poland
EUGEO Congress and General Assembly Summer 2021: Poland (provisional)
Conferences: RGS, AAG, EUROGEO, IGU
YEAR OF GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING Update
SUPPORTED JOURNALS Update: J-Reading, Belgeo, Territorial Identity and Development
EUGEO 2016 Seminar and General Assembly 26-27 September, Zadar, Croatia
A second call for registration and active participation has been posted (see also: http://www.eugeo.eu). All persons affiliated with Geographical Societies and Associations in Europe can register for the seminar. The contact persons of EUGEO members receive an invitation by email. There is no fee for the seminar.
On Monday 26 September the yearly EUGEO General Assembly meeting will take place at 18.00, followed by the Seminar Dinner. Persons that formally represent a (potential) EUGEO member organisation are entitled to participate, only official representatives can vote.
Zadar is a historic and attractive medium-sized city along the northern Dalmatian coast of Croatia. The city had its own airport and the airport of Split can be reached by bus in a few hours by a Croatia Bus connection. Zadar Airport is a Ryanair hub and is also served by Germanwings, Croatia Airlines and Lufthansa. Split has even more low-cost connections. The city can also be reached directly and/or indirectly via Vienna and Split by international bus lines like Eurolines and FlixBus.
The University, where the Geographical Society is located, has arrangements with reasonably priced hotels that participants can benefit from.
EUGEO 2017 Congress Geography for Europe Brussels, Belgium, 4-6 September 2017 Palais des Académies (Royal Academy of Sciences, Literature and Fine Arts)
EUGEO is very happy to be able to confirm its sixth biennial congress in Brussels in 2017. EUGEO member, the Royal Belgian Geographical Society/RBGS (Société Royale Belge de Géographie/SRBG), will organise this major event. The Royal Dutch Geographical Society will provide support. An Organising Committee has been formed under the presidency of Christian Vandermotten, SRBG executive member and Executive Committee member of EUGEO.
A broad international Scientific Committee will support the congress organisers. The Belgian scientific journal BELGEO will publish a selection of the papers presented at EUGEO 2017. The congress will be bi-lingual English and French. English language PowerPoint’s will support papers presented in French.
The Congress will also feature a pre-Congress tour of Brussels as ‘Capital of Europe’, short visits to interesting neighbourhoods of the city, a reception and a dinner. The 2017 EUGEO General Assembly will be convened during one of the conference days.
A website for the congress will become available soon, as will the First Circular. Registration will be possible from 1 January 2017. The aim of the congress is to facilitate the exchange of new ideas and to offer opportunities for networking within an informal atmosphere. The Congress venues are centrally located in Brussels and well connected by public transport. PhD students and early career researchers are encouraged to actively participate and will be offered a reduced fee and affordable accommodation.
EUGEO 2018 Seminar and General Assembly, Warsaw, Poland
The Seminar and General Assembly will be organised during or just before or after the Grand Jubilee Celebrations at the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Polish Geographical Society 27-29 January 2018.
Important international Geography Conferences and Projects
The 2016 Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2016. The theme for the 2016 Annual Conference is ‘nexus thinking’, an approach that has attracted a surge of interest in the last five years among academics, policy-makers and third sector organizations. The aim of nexus thinking is to address the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between different environmental and social domains – an approach to which geographers might feel an inherent attraction. Website: http://www.rgs.org The conference in 2017 is expected to be from Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September 2017, at RGS-IBG in London.
The next Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers AAG will be in Boston, April 5-9 2017, in The Hynes Convention Center, Marriott Copley Place and the Sheraton Boston. Registration opens August 1, 2016.
The 2016 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference will be organised in conjunction with the Real Sociedad Geographica, the Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles and the Geography Department at Malaga University, in Malaga, Spain on 29-30 September 2016. The theme is: Geographic Information for a Better World. Website: http://www.eurogeography.eu/conference-2016-malaga/
This project is of importance for geographers interested in education. The key purpose of GeoCapabilities is to create teacher education materials that develop teachers as curriculum leaders. Information and resources can be found at:
EUGEO is an official partner in the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion.
The ESPON 2020 Programme aims at promoting and fostering a European territorial dimension in development and cooperation by providing evidence, knowledge transfer and policy learning to public authorities and other policy actors at all levels. ESPON 2020 continues the consolidation of a European Territorial Observatory Network and continues the provision and policy use of pan-European, comparable, systematic and reliable territorial evidence.
The objective of ESPON 2020 is to support the reinforcement of the effectiveness of EU Cohesion Policy and other sectoral policies and programmes under European Structural Investment (ESI) funds as well as national and regional territorial development policies, through the production, dissemination and promotion of territorial evidence covering the entire territory of the 28 EU Members States, as well as 4 Partner States of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Current interesting actions are:
> Call for Tender "Transnational Outreach Support 2016-2019”
11 July 2016 - The main objective of the Call for Tender “Transnational Outreach Support” is to contract a service provider that will provide strategic support to the ESPON EGTC for the implementation of innovative and targeted outreach activities at transnational, national and sub-national level.
The activities to be implemented within the contract will include the organisation of various events in innovative ways, drafting of shorter publications, promotional campaigns and language translations.
The services requested are further explained in the technical and administrative terms and conditions. The maximum available budget for this contract is 1,380.000 EUR.
The full dossier of the terms of reference and annexes can be accessed, free of charge, by request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at Portail des Marchés Publics. Time limit for accessing documents: 9 August 2016 at 10:30 (CET - Central European Time).
Tenders must be delivered at the latest by 16 August 2016 at 10:30 (CET - Central European Time). Additional information: email@example.com.
> Applied Research Activities - Pre-Announcement
In 2017 the ESPON EGTC will tender 7 out of the following 15 themes for applied research activities:
1 Functional Urban and Metropolitan Regions in Europe
2 Financial Instruments and Territorial Cohesion
3 Green Infrastructures and ecosystem services
4 Blue Growth in Europe
5 European Territorial Reference Framework towards 2050
6 Transport Systems in a Polycentric Europe
7 Youth Unemployment: Territorial trends and regional resilience
8 Vision building in cross-border regions
9 Economic impacts of natural hazards
10 Territorial consequences of limiting land take
11 Circular Economy and Territorial Consequences
12 Flows of Migrants and Refugees
13 Growth beyond GDP
14 Macro-regional links and interdependencies
15 Territories with geographical specificities.
The Applied Research Activities will be tendered in 2017 after the decision of the Monitoring Committee. Consult http://www.espon.eu for further information.
EUGEO supported open access journals
Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography. The basic aim of the journal is to highlight and valorize, with a scientific contribution at international level, the relationship between research and didactics that is strategic for the development of the school subject geography.
Crisis of Landscapes, Landscapes of the Crisis. What are the Solutions?
Articles: Foreword Silvia Aru, Fabio Parascandolo, Marcello Tanca, Luca Vargiu Crisis of landscapes, landscapes of the crisis: notes for a socio-ecological approach Fabio Parascandolo The crisis of the landscape, the crisis of the norms for the landscape, the planning of the landscape between uncertainty and second thoughts. A few basic issues Anna Maria Colavitti “Institutional” vs “everyday” landscape as conflicting concepts in opinions and practices. Reflections and perspectives from a case study in Northeastern Italy Benedetta Castiglioni Agriculture and landscape. From cultivated fields to the wilderness, and back Paolo D'Angelo The smart city: urban landscapes in the current crisis Silvia Aru Sardinian rebirth landscapes. An aesthetician’s outlook Federica Pau Cagliari’s urban landscape: a commons? Marcello Tanca Degrowth as a territorial-landscape project Serge Latouche A matter of ethics and cartography. The map of the ambassador and the map of the journalist Edoardo Boria Geography in Italian Licei Gino De Vecchis Re-reading The Teaching of Geography by A. Geikie Davide Papotti
Belgeo is the only national journal of geography in Belgium. Besides general topics, the journal covers European and global issues and Belgian matters. The journal will improve the dissemination of the research results of the Belgian geographers, often at the junction of Anglo-Saxon and Latin
In Memoriam : Jean Annaert (8 août 1931 – 29 février 2016)
In Memoriam : Jacques Denis (6 juin 1922 – 15 avril 2016)
Herman Van der Haegen and Dirk Vanderhallen
In Memoriam : Modest Goossens (30 november 1927 – 16 februari 2016)
P. De Groote, H. Van der Haegen and E. Van Hecke
In Memoriam: Hendrik Keeris (18 october 1928 – 19 februari 2016)
Beatrice Bertazzoni, Giuliano Bertazzoni and Armando Montanari
Human Mobility and Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department: A contribution to the knowledge of invisible flows. Mobilité humaine et services des urgences: une contribution à la connaissance des flux invisibles
Clarisse Didelon-Loiseau and Yann Richard
Les étudiants russes sont-ils eurasistes ? La place de l’Eurasie dans les représentations du monde des étudiants russes. Are Russian students eurasists? The place of Eurasia in Russian students’ representations of the world
Dirk Goossens, Florias Mees, Eric Van Ranst, Pieter Tack, Laszlo Vincze and Jean Poesen
Rock fragments with dark coatings in slope deposits of the Famenne region, southern Belgium . Gesteentefragmenten met een donkere patina in hellingsafzettingen van de Famenne, Zuid-België
Cheikh Faye, El Hadji Salif Diop and Ibrahima Mbaye
Impacts des changements de climat et des aménagements sur les ressources en eau du fleuve Sénégal : caractérisation et évolution des régimes hydrologiques de sous-bassins versants naturels et aménagés. Impacts of the changes in climatic conditions and the management of water resources of the Senegal River: characterization and evolution of the hydrological regimes in natural and managed watersheds
Territorial Identity and Development
Territorial Identity and Development is a new international and interdisciplinary open access journal. Topics of interest include: territorial identity and community development (rural and urban), regional development, territorial planning, and public policy and research methodology.