Spend a week in Brussels with an MEP
To help promote a culture of evidence-informed policymaking and encourage stronger science-policy partnerships, the EGU will once again sponsor a member to work alongside a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for one week this year. If travel to Brussels is possible, the EGU will cover the scientist’s travel and accommodation expenses.
The science-policy pairing scheme will be with Maria Spyraki, an MEP representing Greece and the Group of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament. Ms. Spyraki is the co-chair of the Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development and rapporteur at the European Green Deal ‘Renovation Wave’ for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee. She is particularly interested in energy efficiency, circular economy, and environmental issues.
Examples of activities that the scientist selected for the scheme might be involved with include:
- receiving an introduction to the work of the European Parliament from Maria Spyraki or her assistants;
- sharing your research and expertise where relevant;
- joining Maria Spyraki or her assistants in various meetings or events that involve European Parliament staff (depending on scheduling and meeting sensitivity).
The pairing scheme is likely to take place in November/December 2020 but may be postponed or have virtual components if the COVID-19 pandemic continues for a longer period than currently anticipated.
To apply, please attach in a single document your CV (max 1 page) and a motivation letter (max 1 page) that specifically answers the following key questions:
- Why do you want to participate in this pairing scheme?
- How would you like to contribute to Ms Spyraki and her team’s work?
- What are your experiences communicating your research to a non-academic audience?
The application deadline is midnight on 7 August 2020. Please note that only complete applications in English can be accepted and only scientists based in Europe who are active EGU members are eligible to apply.
For more information about the pairing scheme please email Chloe Hill via firstname.lastname@example.org.