The Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) network invites you to participate in the second Mentoring@EPSC, this time as part of the EPSC 2020 virtual meeting. This year we are all new to virtual meetings and it’s more important than ever that we can offer each other support. Although virtual events offer a lot of advantages, one major disadvantage they have is that it is difficult to get to know other people, particularly those in a more advanced stage of their career. Mentoring@EPSC will fill this gap by enabling one-to-one meetings between novice conference attendees, postdocs and experienced researchers. The registered Mentors and Mentees will be able to meet via online meetings, organized at their own convenience, during the conference weeks.

If this is your first international conference or first EPSC, or you are looking for guidance during the virtual EPSC 2020, sign up as an EPSC Mentee. We will put you in contact with a suitable Mentor to support your experience during the conference.

If you are a postdoc, researcher or an experienced scientist who has been to numerous international conferences and are willing to share your experience and networking tips with an early career, please sign up as an EPSC Mentor. You will be requested to set up at least one virtual meeting with yout Mentee during the conference.

The deadline to sign-up to the Mentoring@EPSC program is September 4, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

If you would like to know more about mentoring services offered by the Europlanet Society, visit the Europlanet Mentorship Platform.

Code of Conduct

The Mentoring@EPSC is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive experience for Mentees/Mentors participating in the programme and abides by the Europlanet Society’s diversity commitment.

Mentoring@EPSC participants, including Mentors, Mentees and coordination team members, are expected to abide by the following code of conduct.

Professional conduct

  • Mentoring@EPSC is a professional networking experience and all program participants, including Mentees, Mentors and coordination team members, should be kind to, and respectful of, all.
  • Mentoring@EPSC is committed to equality of opportunity, to ensure the mentoring experience does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of their gender, disability, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality or socioeconomic background, or other protected characteristics not related to scientific merit.
  • Mentoring@EPSC expects a diversity of views and opinions to be welcomed by open and constructive criticism of ideas, while personal attacks (verbal or otherwise) on individuals will not be accepted.
  • Harassment, bullying or intimidation will not be tolerated, and anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behaviour and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted attention, offensive images, sharing digitial information without permission, and online stalking. Harassment, sexual or otherwise, is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of the programme.
  • Mentoring@EPSC expects Mentors and Mentees to be thoughtful of their partner’s time and take their role in the programme seriously. Participants should respond to contacts in a timely manner, not commit to obligations that they cannot meet and try not to cancel meetings at the last moment. If Mentors are likely to be busy or unavailable at any time during EPSC2020, they should let their Mentees know when it will next be possible to reach them.
  • If a Mentor or Mentee decides to withdraw from Mentoring@EPSC, they should let their mentoring partner know and contact
  • Anyone that may observe, or be subject to, any violations against these rules should contact

Any questions about this code of conduct should be directed to the coordination team members by email at