ESRI GRANT to attend EUGEO 2015 Congress in Budapest

The EUGEO Executive Committee announces the availability of grants for members of those Geographical Societies active in EUGEO.

Applications should be sent to EUGEO member societies. (Hungarian visitors can find detailed information on the website of Hungarian Geographical Society.)

The aim of this programme is to stimulate young researchers to participate at the EUGEO 2015 Congress in Budapest.

Fifth EUGEO Congress

The fifth EUGEO Congress will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 30 August – 2 September 2015, at Eötvös Loránd University

The programme will include keynote lectures, oral sessions, poster sessions, thematic panels, scientific and social events. Researchers and experts from all over the world are invited to submit paper and poster abstracts after registration. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of new ideas and to offer opportunities for networking within an informal atmosphere. The Congress venues are centrally located and well connected by public transport. PhD students and early career researchers are ecnouraged to actively participate and will be offered a reduced fee.

Main topics

Changes in Space and Time

One of the fundamental tasks of geographers is to document and analyse the complex implications of environmental, territorial, societal, and global changes. Geo­graphers working in a number of specialised sub-fields are able to provide key insights into spatial and temporal processes that have become increasingly global in their scope. Papers presented under the umbrella of this topic will provide a unique opportunity for scholars from diverse background to share their research and gain new perspectives on a definitely relevant topic.

Geography, Politics and Policy-making

Since the early 19th century the interplay between geo­graphy and politics, and the contribution of geography to policy-making has been intense. However, this linkage is overshadowed by growing environmental challenges, shifting power relations, mismatches of governance and decreasing levels of political representation in contemporary world. While the relevance of geography in policy-making as well as for understanding the contemporary world has been questioned, there are many possibilities how ‘we geographers’ can contribute to a better world.


The common language of our community’s research spectrum is map-based representation, which in the last decades has developed to geoinformatical analysis, spatial data infrastructures and interactive webmap applications. This theme focuses on the
new methods and progressive results of geodata acquisition, storage, interpretation, and visualisation techniques in 2D or 3D software environments.

Hazards, Vulnerability, Risk Mitigation

In recent years, significant advances have been made in the areas of hazards, vulnerability and risk mitigation. Participants will discuss the impact of natural and human hazards on the Euro-Mediterranean region, consider questions about reducing the vulnerability to hazards, economic effects and human risks. Organisers intend to provide a forum for experts to share their opinion about risk mitigation strategies as well.

Landscape and Environment

This wide field embraces a number of classical physical geographical, geomorphological, hidrological, pedological and biogeographical topics. Moreover, we would like to invite presentations on issues of climate change as well, and the consequences of human impact on the topics mentioned above. General environmental studies and ones dealing with land use changes are also welcome, especially those focusing on landscape protection, planning and rehabilitation.

Organizing Partners

Main Sponsors