EGU's latest policymaker pairing scheme, a new science for policy working group, and much more!
Ways to engage in European policymaking

Dear EGU Expert,

The second edition of the EGU’s Science for Policy Newsletter outlines some recent EGU science for policy updates, offers opportunities for those who have experience working at the science for policy interface, and highlights how you can have your say in some upcoming initiatives. If you’d like to provide feedback or have any questions about EGU’s science-policy activities, please get in touch via or @Chl0e_Hill.

Best wishes,
Chloe Hill, EGU Policy Officer

EGU’s new Science for Policy Working Group

In response to member feedback, the EGU Council has established a working group whose focus will be on supporting evidence-informed policy and highlighting policy-relevant research conducted by EGU members. The Working Group had its first meeting earlier this month and will be sharing updates and activities via this newsletter and the policy section of the EGU’s website.

Learn more here!

The EGU’s 2020/21 Science-Policy Pairing Scheme is underway!

The 2020/2021 EGU Science-Policy Pairing Scheme is currently underway with the selected EGU member, Renée Bichler, and Member of the European Parliament Maria Spyraki. Due to the current COVID restrictions, the 2020/21 pairing scheme is being hosted virtually. Bichler will continue to assist Spyraki and her team on a part-time basis in the coming weeks and present on her experience during the EGU General Assembly 2021 and via a GeoPolicy blog post.

Read more here

Call for applications: evidence for policy training course

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre is launching a training-of-trainers programme for researchers and facilitators from EU countries. The training-of-trainers programme will provide 20 ‘local trainers’ with a 2-day professional training course on Evidence for Policy, giving them insights into how they can more effectively train researchers to effectively inform the design of public policies and debates. The application deadline is 26 February 2021.

Find out more and apply here

Have your say!

Science for policy ecosystems in Europe

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is running a survey targeting those with experience working at the science-policy interface. This survey aims to gain a better understanding of science for policy ecosystems across Europe, build a community of professionals that are involved in these ecosystems, and facilitate capacity-building projects that strengthen evidence-informed policymaking. The JRC is also running a workshop series with people working at the science-policy interface to further develop their knowledge on Europe’s science for policy ecosystems.

Take the survey here and register for the workshop here

Global Network for Geoscience and Society: an information-gathering survey

The newly established Global Network for Geoscience and Society (GNGS) aims to provide an opportunity for people across the globe to share their geoscientific knowledge and experience and gain assistance from others to advance local and regional resilience and sustainability. It will encompass not only science for policy initiatives, but also education, science communication, and community projects. The GNGS is asking for feedback from individuals and organisations via a survey regarding existing initiatives and current gaps that need to be bridged.

You can find out more about GNGS and complete the short survey here

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