In 2001, the Veterans Council of Geology of Ukraine was established as a part of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists, the main purpose of which is to provide communication between generations and to transfer scientific, industrial and managerial experience to young people.
Veterans of the industry are highly qualified specialists with invaluable experience and with broad-based knowledge in different regions of the former Soviet Union and around the world. They are active popularisers of geological knowledge, correspondents of scientific and popular science magazines, authors of interesting books and museum experts. At the events of the association, veterans willingly share their knowledge with the younger generation.
With the help of sponsors, the association implements measures to help socially vulnerable veterans of the industry.