Related Forums

The EFGS pursues its work in a rich setting of related forums and initiatives, aiming to bring geography and statistics together.


Related forums and initiatives


The United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges. It provides a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States and international organizations.

UN-GGIM: Europe

UN-GGIM: Europe is a regional committee of the United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). It was formally established on 1 October 2014 when the European UN Member States assumed full responsibility for its operations and adopted a work plan. An executive committee led by Bengt Kjellson from Sweden oversees its activities and reports regularly to the UN-GGIM global Committee of Experts.


EuroGeographics is the membership association and acknowledged voice of the European National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities. Its purpose is to further the development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure through collaboration in the area of geographic information and the representation of its members and their capabilities.