March 31, 2020

Covid-19 – Impacts on Europlanet Society and Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure

Europlanet is monitoring the global Covid-19 outbreak, with the aim of supporting international efforts to slow the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of individuals and communities.

08 May – new update on Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2020: EPSC2020 will be held as a virtual meeting. Full details of the format of the meeting and the relaunch of abstract submission will be announced before the end of May here and on the EPSC2020 website.

Europlanet Society Executive Office and Europlanet 2024 RI Office: The teams in both Europlanet Offices are working remotely and will endeavour to respond to any queries you may have about the impact of Covid-19 on the Europlanet Society or Europlanet 2024 RI.

Europlanet 2024 RI Transnational Access Call for Applications: The first Call for Applications has now closed. The time period during which the TA visits can be undertaken has been extended to the end of 2021.

Europlanet Society Committee Funding Scheme: The review panel will take into account the possibility of timelines in submitted proposals changing due to Covid-19. Results will be announced by the end of May.

Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Annual Week 2020: The EPEC Annual Week has been postponed from June 2020.

Europlanet 2024 RI: Where possible, meetings and workshops are being held virtually. Other events and programmes requiring travel will be delayed until a time when it is safe for them to go ahead. If severe restrictions continue into autumn 2020, many deliverables and activities of the project will be disrupted. The Europlanet 2024 RI Management team will continue to monitor the changing situation and revise plans where necessary to maximise support for the community over the duration of the project, while ensuring the safety of those involved.

Education and outreach: Europlanet is starting to compile and translate educational materials that can support home-schooling in various languages. The call for nominations for the Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement and the call for applications for the Europlanet Public Engagement Funding Scheme will go ahead (closing date 24th June).

Stay safe and healthy.

Nigel Mason, President, and all the team at the Europlanet Society and Europlanet 2024 RI.