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
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
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.
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.
This event brought together geoscientists and policymakers to discuss how the major challenges within each of the five EU Missions can be addressed and what role the geosciences should play to enable each Mission to reach its full potential.
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.