A message from the Belgians!

„Dear all,

Eugen 2016 Belgium is coming closer and closer, with only one month and a half to go! As probably most of you know, every evening we have some time to listen to presentations with a geoscientific subject. Of course, this is only possible if we have people who want to give a presentation!

Therefore, if u are interested in giving a presentation about a geoscientific topic of your choice (your thesis- or Phd-subject, information about studying geosciences at universities in your country, a subject of your interests,…) at Eugen 2016, please send an e-mail to eugen2016belgium@gmail.com with your name and the subject of your presentation!

We also need some new volunteering countries for hosting Eugen 2017! If u are willing to organise Eugen 2017, please prepare a presentation about why it should be held in your country!

Best regards and see you in August!

Rik Vangilbergen and the rest of the ORGA-squad“

P.S.: For those who haven’t registered and paid yet, don’t wait any longer!! Registrations are open for everyone now!

Looking back on 2015

Another year passed, another EUGEN-meeting lies behind us. In August it has been the 20th time EUGEN took place, for the first time in Poland. In general it was a great event. The detailed report of the meeting is published in the „History“ section.

This years EUGEN will be in Belgium from 1st to 7th of August. News and information are published here and on our Facebook page.

In November the general assembly of the EUGEN e.V. took place in Tübingen. Among other topics we discussed was the appointment of a new member of the chairperson. Gunnar our secretary for 3 years gave up his post and Sophie from Austria, who was on the advisory board before takes his place. A big thank you to Gunnar for his work and support at the EUGEN e.V. and welcome Sophie in our association. Adrian from Freiburg agreed to take the vacant spot as advisor.



General meeting in Aachen on the 8th of November

Our members had spoken. An annual meeting of all members of our society took place during the national meeting of geoscience student body associatons in Aachen (GER) on saturday the 8th of november. Every two years our society has to elect a new leadership and this year our leadership got reelected:

First chairman Andreas Kraft
Second chairman Moritz Georg
Finances Arne Grobe
Secretary Gunnar Oeltzschner

Our adviser team:
Christian Knell
Felix Hüttenrauch
Johanna Metzger
Sophie Hollinetz
Marina Brinkmann
Tobias Woznitza

An awesome team to process all the things we’ve planed for the following two years!

Report of the 2014 Eugen in Slovenia

This years Eugen took place in Slovenia. For the second time our Slovene friends invited all european students of geoscience related subjects and all geology enthusiasts to the Komen in south west Slovenia. For this purpose they had found a nice place in the Karst region (yes Karst that means Limestome) with a lovely house and bar area.


Thanks to everyone for a very successful EUGEN 2014

Also the EUGEN association wants to say thank you to everyone that took a part of this this years EUGEN meeting. One more time this event was a great success and a special thanks goes to all the organizers and the people from the staff that makes everything working out really well for the 150 participants from ten several countries. We hope to see you all again next year on EUGEN 2015 in Poland!

Welcome to the EUGEN-webpage!

This website is the German EUGEN-homebase. It contains general information on what EUGEN is all about. Furthermore here we keep track on past EUGEN-meetings.

What is EUGEN?

EUGEN is the abbreviation for the ‚EUropean GEosciences students Network‘. The main goal of the EUGEN association is to organize annual meetings for geoscience students all across Europe. The name ‚EUGEN‘ has become a synonym for this meeting. The idea of EUGEN was born in the summer of 1995 during the national meeting of German geology students. The very first EUGEN-meeting 1996 turned out to be an instant success: about 120 students of earth-science related subjects from 18 universities representing 9 European nations met in the Black Forest region in southwest Germany. Since then, the EUGEN-meeting has happened every year, each time in a different part of Europe. The last three meetings were held in Someren/Heide Gjiri Lalzit (Albania, 2010), Duburys Lake (Lithuania, 2011) and in Osterode am Harz (Germany 2012). In 2013 the already 18th EUGEN will be organized in Italy. Information and picture galleries of all past EUGEN meetings can be found under History and Gallery.

What do we do at an EUGEN-meeting?

The EUGEN-meeting takes place in August and lasts for one whole week. The program schedule usually contains three days of geological fieldtrips, organized by the local hosts (students of geology) in league with their university professors and/or national geological survey. One day is reserved for some sightseeing-trips to interesting local destinations. Talks and presentations from members of participating universities and supporting organizations are also part of the program. Last but not least the tradition calls for one afternoon to be dedicated to the famous ‚Geolympix‘ – a team competition in highly entertainable fun-sport games. Well, that is only the ‚official‘ program schedule. The main goal of course is to have a lot of fun, sit a lot around campfires having a drink and a little chat with colleagues from all across Europe. So chances are set for acquiring international contacts that may even prove to be profitable in regard of professional and scientific exchange. Feel free to explore this website a bit. In the ‚Gallery‘ and ‚History‘ sections there is much to discover of the big time this movement has in store for the people taking part in it. So make shure to be part of it!


In 2001, the ‚EUGEN Deutschland e.V.‘ association was founded and registered in Germany in order to establish a fixed framework for inner-European relationships between geoscience students, as experienced during the annual EUGEN-meetings. In 2010 the association’s name was changed to EUGEN e.V. to pronounce, that we are an European organization. The ‚EUGEN e.V.‘ coordinates these international contacts and considers itself to be the homebase for all EUGEN related matters. Special emphasis is put on encouraging students from the more recently joined EU member states to take part in the meeting or even to organize one. In this way we want to lay further foundations for international collaboration and exchange among geoscientists in a growing Europe.
The funding of the EUGEN e.V. association is done by means of membership fees, donations and sponsorship only. The association is strictly non-profit, all activities are carried out on a voluntary basis.

At present time (2012), EUGEN e.V. has 73 members. Membership fee is 10€ per year. In becoming a member of the ‚EUGEN e.V.‘ association you help to promote the idea of international friendship and collaboration among European students in geo-sciences. So the ultimate message is:

Everybody can become a member!
For membership application forms, see the ‚Membership‘ section on this website.

EUGEN address:EUGEN e.V.
Alfonsstraße 32

52070 Aachen

EUGEN bank account:EUGEN Deutschland e.V.
Hypo Vereinsbank

BLZ.: 200 300 00
KTO.: 15 84 02
IBAN: DE 66 2003 0000 0000 158402