Information and resources to help you learn more about and engage with Europe’s science-policy interface!

Dear EGU Experts,

This month’s Science for Policy Newsletter is full of information and resources to help you learn more about and engage with Europe’s science-policy interface! There is plenty for you to jump into with resources from EGU’s Anniversary month, a traineeship with the European Parliament, a science-art collaboration opportunity, and an introduction to the EGU-Intergroup event that will be held in the European Parliament.

If you have any further questions or comments about the policy opportunities that exist for scientists in Europe, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via or on Twitter using @Chl0e_Hill.

Best wishes,
Chloe Hill, EGU Policy Manager

Supporting EU’s biodiversity targets

On 15 November 2022 from 14:00 – 15:30 CET, the EGU and the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, will jointly host the event, Supporting EU’s biodiversity targets by bridging the science-policy divide inside the European Parliament. This event will outline specific areas where scientists can be of help to policymakers, highlight the advice provided in the EGU response to the Nature Restoration Law document, and focus on the benefits of taking a solutions-directed, research-based approach to meet the EU’s biodiversity targets.

All EGU members are invited to attend; please register in advance for online attendance here and in-person attendance here.

Facilitating science-policy interactions

As part of last month’s 20th Anniversary, EGU hosted a webinar on how scientists and scientific organisations can facilitate spaces for science-policy interactions and two-way dialogues. If you missed this webinar, don’t worry! There is now a 15-minute summary presentation available online that highlights the benefits of science-policy interactions, explains how they can be effectively facilitated, and outlines examples that can be replicated! Watch the summary here!


If you would like to experience a science-policy interaction, you can join one of EGU’s Science for Policy Hangouts! These online Hangouts provide an informal space for conversations about science for policy and related topics. They are a great way to have your science-policy questions answered and network with those engaging in geoscience-relevant policy issues. The next Science for Policy Hangouts will be hosted at 16:30 CEST on 3 November 2022, Register for the Hangout now.

Collaborate with an artist for societal impact

From April to June 2023, the “Seas and Oceans” art expo and cultural event will take place in Brussels. On display at the exhibition will be a series of artworks produced through collaborations between scientists and artists, using art as a tool to make important scientific concepts easy to understand and accessible for the public. By working together with the artist participants, scientists can communicate through a different means than the traditional academic publication. You are invited to connect with an artist and share your expertise virtually or in-person from 17 October – 17 November 2022. You can read more about the event, the artists involved, and how you can engage with it as a scientist, here.

Apply for an EU Parliamentary Research Service Traineeship

The European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) is the in-house research centre of the European Parliament. It provides independent research, analysis, and information to Members of the European Parliament on all EU policies, legislation, and issues. EPRS Robert Schuman Traineeships can focus on several different thematic areas and enable trainees to gain an insight into the work of the EU institutions and decision-making processes. They can be undertaken in Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg or in one of the EPRS Liaison Offices in the EU Member States. You can apply here until 31 October 2022.

Top 10 science for policy resources

As part of the EGU’s 20th Anniversary, the EGU Science for Policy Working Group put together a list of their top 10 resources for scientists who want to have a policy impact in Europe! This GeoPolicy blog post outlines resources with practical details about how you can engage as well as tools to help you understand the policymaking process and science-policy platforms that you can join. Read the blog post on the Top 10 Resources, here!

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