BGR in Europe
Cooperation in Europe has changed considerably for the BGR over the past years. Until turn of the millenium the BGR still worked in technical cooperation projects, especially in Eastern Europe. With the enlargement of the European Union these projects were gradually replaced by more political or scientific projects.
Apart from bilateral or multilateral scientific cooperation with other European research institutes and organisation main focus today is providing advice to the EU institutions, e.g. by participating in the formulation of EU initiatives or directives. This happens mostly via EuroGeoSurveys, the association of the European Geological Surveys.