Geologiliitto ry, the Finnish Union of Geologists, was founded sixty years ago as a trade union. The association reached a respected position among geologists, resulting in most geologists joining it. However, as a trade union Geologiliitto was small and the general development led small unions to merge their activities in 1993. At the same time, Geologiliitto redefined itself as a professional association and gave up its former union functions.
Licensing European Geologist in Finland
As a professional organisation the Geologiliitto is entitled to host Finnish geologist applying and holding the European Geologist title. Among activities promoting the role of geology in the society Geologiliitto arranges activities maintaining and enhancing the professional skills of the European Geologists.