ENGIE is an EIT-funded project which aims to raise the interest of young girls for geosciences and the related engineering disciplines, and thus to improve the gender balance in these professions that are traditionally dominated by men. Although the focus is on girls, the ENGIE actions are open to anyone who wants to know more about geosciences.

Our aims for this event

Even though it is vital for our life, geoscience is not a core subject in public education. However, the knowledge of geosciences helps us to manage energy, minerals and water – the resources which are essential for human life. The basic aim of this conference is to emphasise the importance of geosciences for future generations. Topics which have high relevance and interest nowadays will be discussed and the gender aspects of geo-professions will also be touched on.

The event is organised under the umbrella of the first International Geodiversity Day and the European Year of Youth 2022

Who should attend? 

The conference welcomes school students, educators, policy makers, media representatives and anybody else interested in Earth sciences.

When and where? 

Please note that this is a physical event which will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 6 October 2022.

How to register? 

Participation in this event is free but registration via the following form is mandatory: 

6 October 2022

08:30 – Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 – Welcome by EFG & ENGIE coordinator

09:10 – ENGIE key outcomes

09:30 – Video pitches by the awardees of the ENGIE video and photo contests

09:45 – Importance of geoscience for future generations – different perspectives

  • Geology in the energy transition – János Szanyi
  • Sustainability of raw materials supply – Karen Hanghoj
  • Mitigation of geohazards – Pavlos Tyrologou
  • Groundwater quality and supply – Marco Petitta
  • Geoheritage and geo-conservation – Anjana Khatwa
  • Geosciences in public education – Anna Farkas
  • Gender in geosciences – Lena Abrahamsson

11:30 – Coffee break

11:50 – Joint European initiations

  • International Geodiversity Day – Jose Brilha
  • European Year of Youth – tbc

12:35 – Panel discussion with representatives of different stakeholder groups

Moderator: Ruth Allington

13:00 – Conclusions & ENGIE follow-up activities

13:15 – Networking lunch

1 Data processing notice

The organiser of this event (ENGIE project) is collecting the data you have provided for the registration to the ENGIE Final conference.

Your personal data are processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

The following personal data are collected: email address, first name, last name, your professional affiliation (optional) and any dietary requirements (optional). In the registration form, we also ask attendees if they would like to receive information about future ENGIE activities.

The recipients of your data will be the staff of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) in charge of the event organisation. Your data will not be shared with third parties and will not be used for other purposes than providing access to the event and informing interested persons about follow-up activities.

Your data will be kept for a maximum period of three months after the end of the event. Data will be automatically deleted at the end of this period.

You have the right to access your personal data and the right to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data. If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you may address them to anita.stein_at_eurogeologists.eu.

2 Notice of filming, photography and audio recording

Photography, audio and video recording may occur during the event for communication and promotional purposes. By attending this event, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for communications and promotional purposes on websites, social media, newsletters and other publications by the event organisers. You release the organisers of the event, its staff, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitising, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

If you do not notify the organisers that you do not want to be filmed, recorded or photographed, you waive all rights you may have to any claim for the use of your image for communication activities related to the event.

You have the right to choose not to be filmed or photographed during the event. Please notify us (anita.stein_at_eurogeologists.eu) of your wish to not be featured on websites, social media, newsletters and other publications.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

Museum of Natural Sciences

Rue Vautier 29 – 1040 Brussels – Belgium

The event is organised under the umbrella of the first International Geodiversity Day and the European Year of Youth 2022