The sixth EUGEO Congress has been held in Buxelles/Brussels in the prestigious Palace of the Academies from September 3 rd to 6 th , articulated in 39 parallel sessions (78 sub-sessions, that included toponymy themes) and 6 plenary sessions. The participants, from all over Europe and more, were around 300. EUGEO is the Association of Geographical Societies in Europe. The aim of EUGEO is to represent its members at the European level and to coordinate and initiate joint activities of the members to advance research and education on the Geography of Europe and to promote the scientific discipline, the school subject and the professional practice of Geography in Europe. EUGEO Congresses are held every two years (Amsterdam,2007; Bratislava, 2009; London, 2011; Rome, 2013; Budapest, 2015) and are characterized by a very open atmosphere and with a large participation of young researchers.
Thanks to the excellent work of the organizers, the Brussels congress was also an opportunity to get to know the city better and to visit some of the areas that are less subject to tourist flows (eg a Molenbeeck walking tour and a city tour with trams).
During the congress the General Assembly of the Organization met, which thanked the outgoing President Henk Ottens for his extraordinary work during his mandates. The Executive Committee, collecting what emerged unanimously at the meeting, elected Zoltan Kovacs as the new President.
The Executive Committee also met a IGU delegation, setting to further strengthen cooperation between the two organizations.
More info about the Congress and paper abstract can be found at the link:
Massimiliano Tabusi, EUGEO General Secretary