EUGEO 2017

Brussels, Palace of the Academies
4 september 2017 - 10:00
6 september 2017 - 17:00

EUGEO 2017: Geography for Europe

EUGEO, the Association of Geographical Societies in Europe, organises every two years a major international scientific congress, bringing together geographers from all over the world.

After Amsterdam, London, Bratislava, Rome and Budapest in 2015, where over 600 participants attended the congress, EUGEO 2017 will take place in Brussels in the prestigious Palace of the Academies, at short distance from the Grand Place.

Geography for Europe is the theme of this congress to be held in the European Capital. The theme covers the many aspects of the geography of Europe as well as the contribution of geography to the development of Europe, and the problems the continent has to face.

The format of the congress will be based on thematic sessions where topical issues relevant for Europe and Geography will be presented and discussed.

Presentations will be in English or French. We ask participants who communicate in French to accompany their oral paper with a PowerPoint presentation in English.

Call for Sessions

The format of the congress will be based on thematic sessions, organized around problems that Europe and European geographers face.

The definitive list of the sessions will be announced in the Second Circular and Call for Presentations, which will be disseminated at the beginning of 2017, with the names of the chairs of the sessions.

At this stage, we launch a Call for Sessions: everybody or any scientific research group wanting to propose the organisation of a session (preferably with the name of the chairperson), is asked to send an email before January 12th, 2017 to the secretary of the congress ( providing the theme and a short description of his/her proposition, and possibly already a first list of potential participants. Paper sessions as well as (panel)discussion sessions can be prosed. The Scientific Committee will advise on the session proposals.

Call for presentations (papers, discussion sessions and posters) will be lauched in january 2017. The deadline for sending proposals for presentations will be fixed at the end of March.


Registration will be open after the second newsletter is issued at the beginning of 2017. We intend to keep the costs at a minimum rate, so as to encourage the widest possible participation, especially of students and young researchers.

We expect the registration fee to be around 280 € for the regular participants and 140 € for students and young researchers.

The Geographical Societies that are member of EUGEO will have the possibility to offer one or two grants, to cover the costs of registration and travel for young researchers.

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