Mission and Vision


Our principal purpose is to provide public Earth science knowledge to support the EU’s competitiveness, social well-being, environmental management and international commitments.

In our day-to-day activities, we promote the contribution of geosciences to European Union affairs and action programmes, and provide a permanent network between the Geological Surveys of Europe and a common, but not unique, gateway to each of the Members and their national networks. We jointly address European issues of common interest in the field of geosciences, with the aim to publish, or see our Members publishing, technical advice for the European Union Institutions.
EGS only pursues activities that lie exclusively in the public interest or in the interest of public administration that will benefit from the combined and coordinated expertise of our members and in the direct interest of the European Union and/or of the European Free Trade Association.


Our vision is establishing by 2020, a common European Geological Knowledge Base and to jointly provide a Geological Service for Europe.

The vision is based on three main pillars:

1. A joint research programme with a focus on EU policy
2. Harmonizing, sharing and providing pan-European geological data
3. Sharing knowledge, capacities and infrastructure


EuroGeoSurveys Strategy DocumentEuroGeoSurveys Strategy Document

Since 2014, EuroGeoSurveys has been granting and presenting in this Strategy Document its vision and action plan towards establishing, by 2020, a common European Geological Knowledge Base and to jointly provide a Geological Service for Europe. You can find out more about EGS strategic pillars, how EGS aims to fill critical gaps and guarantee Europe access to objective and seamless data and knowledge on geology and wider geosciences.

Download the EuroGeoSurveys Strategy.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EuroGeoSurveys Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda

Published in 2021, this document presents the research priorities and scientific topics of the Geological Surveys of Europe that will result in common projects with the ambition towards a Geological Service for Europe. The relevant scientific topics present in this document are strategic and with added value for the progress of the EU Member States and its international commitments and targets. This document development is supported by the well-established and extensive network of the Geological Surveys of Europe including the different European Geological Surveys, that are public organizations providing a Geoscience knowledge base.

Download the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EUROGEOSURVEYS POSITION PAPER

As a result of the joint efforts of the Geological Surveys of Europe, in 2019 EuroGeoSurveys published a call for support to strengthen the ambition of a Geological Service for Europe through a Joint Programme under Horizon Europe.

Download the EuroGeoSurveys Position Paper.