EUROGEO is a European scientific society, a not-for-profit organisation, whose aims are to develop, support and promote policies designed to advance the status of Geography; establish and promote cross-border cooperation and represent nationally and internationally the views of its members.
Association activities include organising events, producing publications, supporting geographers and geo-educators in their jobs and careers, supporting the teaching of geographical sciences, identifying and promoting good practise, co-operating with the European Union, Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly and other relevant organisations; lobbying at European and where relevant national level, providing a forum for the discussion of matters of common interest to geographers, giving advice on geography and making recommendations to policy makers.
EUROGEO is a respected authoritative body for research, training and education in geography, tourism, culture, GIS, transport, agriculture, demographics, environment, earth science and other vocational areas where location, spatial thinking, digital data, media and the use of technology is important.
EUROGEO has a very strong track record in the environment, is concerned with spatial awareness, sustainability as well as digital skills and jobs, online training and resources and specifically in supporting the use of digital tools, open data and developing open science and open learning opportunities.
The association has participatory status in the Council of Europe as the professional voice of geographers in Europe and participates in the Parliamentary Assembly, Committee of Regions and other pillars of the Council. EUROGEO has consultative NGO status in the United Nations, where it provides expert advice on issues associated with data and development in the United Nations, for example in the UN Urban Agenda, as part of the HABITAT programme and in UNESCO at the Education committee.
EUROGEO actively works with national associations, ministries and other stakeholders across Europe to provide training, research and development on many issues concerning the use of geoinformation in dealing with issues such as migration, climate, pollution and development studies. Using innovative approaches, the association works to improve the quality and content of university, school and vocational education activities, including teacher training and professional development. It is a member of the European network on Digital Learning (D-Learn).