Partners & Sponsors


Established in 2002 , the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organization for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe, fostering fundamental geoscience research, alongside applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges. The EGU publishes a number of diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open access format, and organizes topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. It also honors scientists with a number of awards and medals. The annual EGU General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event whose sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources

Founded in 1979, the National Association of Teachers of Natural Sciences promotes teacher training, scientific education and the enhancement of excellence in schools of different order and degree. The 26 regional sections, coordinated by the National Board of Directors, organize annual training courses, excursions in the territories, visits to museums, also in collaboration with Universities, research organizations and support the dissemination of good practice through their own websites,  national website and magazines.

Established in 2006, the Italian Association of Volcanology, even thanks to the collaboration with national and international organizations and bodies, promotes initiatives for protection and enhancement of the environment, as well as promotion and dissemination of volcanology.

Established in 1947 at the Civic Museum of Natural History of Milan, the Paleontological Society of Italy (SPI) works for the progress of Paleontology, promoting concrete collaborations between institutions and individuals – both professionals and amateurs –  at national and international level

Founded in 1978, the Italian Association for the Study of the Quaternary is responsible for the magazine “AMQ – Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary” . It promotes – through the organization of conferences, seminars, thematic working groups, didactic initiatives and dissemination – opportunities for comparison and integration between different disciplines involved in the study of the most recent part of the geological history of the Earth, in order to provide a concrete reference to all researchers dealing with this period.  It represents in the INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research) of Italian researchers  the Quaternary

Founded in 2020, the Italian Paleontological Paleoartistic Association, thanks to the involvement of illustrators, sculptors and animators specialized in paleoenvironmental reconstructions and the  scientific support guaranteed by collaborations with Universities, Museums and Associations, carries out activities of scientific dissemination on the prehistoric world, collaborating with schools and institutions, organizing conferences, theme days, funding research campaigns and editing publications.

Established in 1999, the Geochemical Italian Society is a non-profit scientific society founded to promote the study of geochemistry and its application to all areas of Earth Sciences and Planetary Sciences.  It promotes and organizes conferences, educational initiatives and training, awards research prizes, promotes cultural exchanges and collaboration between universities, research bodies, agencies and professional organizations.

Founded in Pavia in 1940 as the Italian Mineralogical Society and official representative of Italy for Mineral Sciences, the current Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology aims to coordinate, enhance and publish studies and research relating to  various fields of the scientific disciplines it represents.

Operating since 2001, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology is a public research Institution with purposes of service and research in seismic, volcanological and environmental fields. It is supervised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and carries out its activities in close contact with the Department of Civil Protection and with all the authorities responsible for managing emergencies, both at national and local or regional level. The INGV is entrusted with the seismic and volcanic surveillance of the entire national territory and the Mediterranean basin.

Founded in 1881, the Italian Geological Society is the oldest Italian scientific association operating in the field of Earth Sciences.

It aims to enhance, promote and disseminate geological knowledge, both in theoretical and applicative aspects, through the publication of different thematic series and the organization of excursions on the national territory. Promoter of the establishment of the Italian Commission of Stratigraphy (CIS) and, together with SIMP, of the Italian Federation of Earth Sciences (FIST), it is affiliated with the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) and the Geological Society of America.

The National Institute of Astrophysics is the main Italian Research Institute for the study of the Universe. It promotes, implements and coordinates, also within the framework of programmes of the European Union and with  international bodies, research activities in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, both in collaboration with universities and with other  national, international and foreign, public and private subjects. It designs and develops innovative technologies and advanced instrumentation for the study and exploration of the Cosmos. It promotes the spread of scientific culture thanks to educational projects and dissemination of Astronomy aimed at school and the general public.

Founded in 1958, the International Mineralogical Association, counting among its members 38 national mineralogical societies or groups, is the world’s largest organization promoting mineralogy. The Association supports the activities of Commissions and Working Groups involved in certain aspects of mineralogical practice and facilitates interaction among mineralogists by sponsoring and organizing meetings.

Opened in 2003, the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta, managed by the Clément Fillietroz-ONLUS Foundation , is the main regional center for basic research, development of related technologies, communication to the general public and to schools of astronomy and astrophysics, starting with the new knowledge generated by the activities in progress at the Observatory itself.

Since its inception in 2012, the Week of Planet Earth Association has organized and promoted over 1800 Geoevents that have touched hundreds of locations throughout Italy, to increase knowledge and awareness of general public about the different themes of  Geosciences such as: care and preservation of the territory, environmental protection, climate change, sustainable development, ecological transition, risks associated with natural hazards.

The WEEC Italy Network originated from the participation of the Italian delegation at the WEEC Congresses (World Environmental Education Congress) and was developed thanks to the willingness of professionals involved in sustainability education in Italy to create a network, to exchange theoretical and practical knowledge, to support projects, create synergies and support each other in educational action.  Today, the WEEC Italia Network is a reference point for all professionals and organizations dealing with environmental education and sustainability.

Professional association

The University “Carlo Bo” of Urbino is an italian state university with headquarters in Urbino (Marche). Founded in 1506, it is one of the oldest universities in Europe.

Spin-off of the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, DIGIT srl, through the work of university professors and researchers with different backgrounds (from computer science to economics, from law to mathematics, from communication to the study of society) intends to develop, produce and market innovative products or services with high technological value, and, predominantly, develop and manage sustainable digital platforms that enable participatory social innovation processes that involve citizens.

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022 aims to raise awareness among economic and political leaders, as well as every citizen, about  our dependence on basic science to ensure a balanced, sustainable, and inclusive development of the planet, thus contributing to implementation of the program Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development through a basic understanding of nature which can make actions taken more effective.

International partners

The Spanish Association for Earth Science Education (AEPECT) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1990. Currently, AEPECT has about 1000 members, most of them teachers.  Some of the objectives of the association are to organise courses, field trips and symposia focused on teacher training. AEPECT publishes a magazine addressed to teachers, coordinates the organisation of the geology olympiads in Spain and maintains a campaign of solidarity collaboration with teacher training in Bolivia, among others.

The Geological Society of Spain (SGE) is a non-profit scientific association whose aim is to promote, foster and disseminate the knowledge, progress and applications of Geology. At present, the SGE has about 1,000 members, mainly from universities, public research centres, secondary schools and private companies, both in Spain and other countries in Europe, America and Africa.

The Ministry of Education and Professional Training (MEFP) of Spain is the Department of the General State Administration in charge of proposing and implementing the National overnment’s policy on education and professional training.

The Diputació de Girona is a governamental institution that is part of the local administration  of the province of Girona (Spain).

Sciences à l’école is the authority responsible for selecting and preparing the delegation in France.
The Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL), established in 1983, is the premier professional forum dedicated to promoting geosciences in Sri Lanka. It provides a platform for Sri Lankan Geologists in both academia and industries to join together and share their knowledge, research findings, and experience while disseminating knowledge in geological sciences to the general public in Sri Lanka. GSSL is also responsible for selecting and training students for IESO