EUROGEO was started in 1979 with the main aim of advancing European geographical education and teaching to its member countries. Its initial title was “European Standing Conference of Geography Teachers Association (CGTA). It took the name EUROGEO when other European countries joined the membership.
Meetings were attended by presidents or their representatives twice yearly under the patronage of the European Commission in Brussels. Several activities were conducted by a committee of volunteers headed by Henk Meier of the Dutch Geographical Association. The meetings were held in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium from 1980 to 1996.
The topics discussed included agriculture, migration, traffic and transportation, regional problems, industry and geographical aspects from different countries. EUROGEO attained an NGO status in 1987.
In 1999, European Minerva Project was awarded to EUROGEO in which it applied ICT materials in teaching geography to promote European Citizenship.
The organization held its first elections in June 2009 where Karl Donert was elected as the first president.
PUBLICATIONS AND MISSION
A number of books, magazines and articles have been published. A European Journal of Geography was published for the first time in 2010 by EUROGEO. It had a good review and was indexed in Scopus, a bibliographic database containing abstract and citations for academic journal articles.
EUROGEO has a huge volume of geographical facts which it applies to the society for the betterment of the planet earth. A concerted effort with the available information, governments and policy makers are the only ways to solve the threats posed to the environment and the climate.
The interrelationship between people whose numbers have risen and the diminishing resources is a point in view. Plans are being devised to evaluate on how geographical information will assist in sound decisions making about people and their surroundings. Solutions are also sought to know how education will be best applied to respond to various geographical information arising daily.