The Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) network invites you to participate in the third edition of the Mentoring@EPSC 2021 virtual meeting. Mentoring@EPSC is an activity organized by EPEC during the EPSC conference which pairs scientists in more advanced stages of their careers with early career scientists to offer the early careers a networking opportunity and a better EPSC experience.

Given the digital nature of the EPSC 2021 and that most of us are still struggling with the effects of the current pandemic, we believe that receiving guidance has become increasingly desired during these difficult times. Mentoring@EPSC aims to fulfill this need by enabling one-to-one meetings between master students, PhD candidates, postdocs and established  researchers for informal conversation and exchange of experiences.

Sign up as a MENTEE: If this is your first EPSC conference and you are looking for guidance during the virtual EPSC 2021, if you are a student and are  looking for an opportunity to get support in networking and career development, or if you are keen to meet an experienced researcher from a similar scientific field. We will put you in contact with a suitable Mentor to guide you during the conference.

Sign up as a MENTOR: If you are an experienced scientist who has been to numerous international conferences, feels confident navigating them and are willing to share your own experience and networking tips with an early career. You will be requested to meet virtually at least once with your Mentee during the conference.

The deadline to sign-up to the Mentoring@EPSC program is August 30, 2021.

If you have any queries, 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