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EGU science-policy events

The EGU hosts science-policy events in Brussels to discuss issues and topics that are important to the geoscience community and facilitate collaboration between geoscientists and policymakers.

These events give EGU members an opportunity to share their expertise with policymakers in an informal setting while simultaneously providing them with insights into the policymaking process. EGU’s science-policy events aim to promote greater collaboration between the geoscientific community and policymakers, highlight policy-relevant outputs from EGU scientists and support evidence-based policy.

The themes of EGU’s science-policy events are selected based on their significance to the geoscience community as a whole and their relevance to Europe’s current policy issues. EGU endeavours to have diverse participation at each science-policy event with an equal number of policymakers and scientists targeted, one scientist from almost all EGU divisions invited and gender balance considered. The Early Career Scientist (ECS) Policy Competition held prior to each science-policy event provides ECS with the opportunity and funding to attend, ensuring that multiple career-levels are represented.

Below you will find the EGU’s past and future science-policy events. If you require any further information regarding these events or have an interest in attending one, please contact the EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill via

Past events

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Supporting EU’s biodiversity targets by bridging the science-policy divide

  • 15 November 2022
  • Brussels/online

This event will highlight the areas in which Europe’s Earth science and research communities are providing support for the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the Nature Restoration Law’s ambitious targets by providing key information and solution-oriented scientific advice. It 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.


Integrating science into the European Green Deal

  • 30 September 2020
  • Online event

This event included a mixed panel of policymakers, industry representatives and scientists representing the EGU who discussed the role that scientists should play in the European Green Deal and where research is most needed to give Europe the best chance of reaching the Deal’s ambitious targets.

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Horizon Geoscience: overcoming societal challenges, creating change

  • 26 September 2018
  • Brussels, Belgium

On Wednesday 26 September 2018, the European Geosciences Union, together with the European Federation of Geologists, hosted the ‘Horizon Geoscience: overcoming societal challenges, creating change’ dinner debate. The event facilitated dialogue between the 80 scientists, policymakers and industry professionals present about how greater collaboration can be achieved.