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The EGU is engaging with science for policy activities on a European scale. ‘Policy’ is defined as a plan of action developed to assist in achieving a desired outcome. Unions, governments, organisations and companies all create policies to help them achieve certain goals. ‘Science for policy’ involves applying scientific knowledge to the decision-making process to strengthen the resulting policies.

The EGU has a network of over 12,500 scientists who span many key scientific areas that can enhance the policy-making process. These topics include, but are not limited to, natural hazard protection, energy resources, climate change policy, soil science, and raw material sourcing. This website section provides a summary of the EGU policy resources available. Some of the opportunities to share information with policymakers and to support EU policy development are outlined in more detail here.

Information for scientists

The EGU has a range of resources to inform scientists about the world of science for policy.

Information for policy workers

The EGU is currently developing its activities to engage with and aid policy workers. We have an extensive network of scientific expertise from the Earth, space and planetary sciences.


If you require more information on any EGU science-policy issues please contact:

Chloe Hill

Chloe Hill

Policy Officer