Science for policy opportunities at #EGU22 and fast-tracking your career on the science-policy interface!

Dear EGU Expert,

This month’s EGU Science for Policy Newsletter focuses on policy-related activities that you can engage with at #EGU22 and an opportunity to get your career on the science-policy interface fast-tracked!

If you have any further questions or comments about the policy opportunities that exist for scientists in Europe, stop by the EGU22 Science for Policy Help Desk that will be hosted at the EGU Booth from 11:00 – 12:00 every day throughout the General Assembly! Or get in touch via or on Twitter using @Chl0e_Hill.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Chloe Hill, EGU Policy Manager

Ask a Policy Expert at #EGU22

This year, General Assembly participants will have the opportunity to be paired with an expert working on the science-policy interface to discuss their policy-related questions! These 1-on-1 meetings will take place both virtually and in-person throughout the period of the General Assembly (23-27 May 2022).

But the deadline to participate is approaching fast! Please submit your question(s) or topic that you would like to discuss by 16 May 2022.

Your guide to science for policy at EGU22

Julius Bartels Medal, Ilya Usoskin. Credit: Pfluegl 2018

There is a plethora of science for policy sessions and initiatives happening at this year’s General Assembly! The recently published, How to EGU22: Your guide to science for policy at #EGU22! focuses on these activities and how you can engage with them online and in Vienna! It includes Short Courses, Scientific Sessions, Union Symposia, Great Debates, Splinter Meetings, and networking opportunities such as the EGU’s Science for Policy Help Desk!

You can already start highlighting your sessions of interest by logging into the EGU22 website and using the Personal Programme tool. This will allow you to ‘star’ all sessions of interest so they don’t get forgotten in the excitement of the week!

The GYA’s Science Advice Resource Centre

If EGU sessions aren’t enough to quench your thirst, you can take a read through the Global Young Academy’s Science Advice Resource Centre for a quick science-policy fix! The Resource Centre contains easily digestible 500-word summaries of peer-reviewed articles that were compiled through a Global Young Academy writing contest! Not only do the summaries include a diverse range of writing styles and voices but they are thematically distinct, falling within one of three categories: Government Scientific Advice, Science Policymaking, and Science Diplomacy & Science Communication.

Fast-tracking your career on the science-policy interface

If you still want more science for policy, it might be time to start moving your career toward a role on the science-policy interface! The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) currently has an open call for Scientific Trainees to join their ranks in October 2022 for up to 5 months. The call is seeking to recruit trainees across 18 thematic areas including climate change, energy, technology monitoring and assessment, ecosystem services and natural resources, data science, and science communication!

The JRC functions as the Commission’s in-house science and knowledge service provider, employing scientists to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. As a result, JRC traineeships provide a fantastic opportunity for scientists to gain a better understanding of how policy institutes operate, what current and upcoming issues are, and how to effectively communicate science with a policy audience. You can also read some personal insights and experiences from a former JRC Trainee here if you’d like to get the inside scoop before applying!

All European Commission Traineeships are renumerated. The deadline to apply is midnight on 31 May 2022.

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