Policy
September 30, 2021

The Commission has tested a new concept to promote demand-driven industry-academia knowledge exchange and uptake: the setting up of international co-creation teams of students and researchers to tackle companies’ research […]

Policy
September 30, 2021

The EU Commission is organising a series of short, virtual workshops about ‘science for policy ecosystems’ between September 2020 and September 2022. Are you working at national, regional, and local […]

Policy
September 10, 2021

On Tuesday 7 September ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher took Commissioner Breton on a tour of ESA’s European Space Technology and Research Centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands. They looked […]

Policy
July 21, 2021

Commission adopts proposal for a Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe On July 16th, 2021, the European Commission adopted its proposal for a Council Recommendation on “A Pact for […]

Policy
June 17, 2021

The Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022, which outlines the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €14.7 billion […]

Policy

Since 2010, Europlanet has had an active programme of engaging policy makers with the cutting-edge science and technological challenges of planetary science and exploration. We have organised one-to-one briefings, dinner debates and other events aimed at Members of the European Parliament,  European Commission officials and key industry and policy groups.

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STRENGTHENING AND CONNECTING SCIENCE FOR POLICY ECOSYSTEMS ACROSS THE EU

The EU Commission is organising a series of short, virtual workshops about ‘science for policy ecosystems’ between September 2020 and September 2022. Read more>>

Resources

Check out the Europlanet Society policy briefing sheets, the Science for Policy Handbook, and ESPAS (European Strategy and Policy Analysis System).

Exhibition in the European Parliament

Europlanet took part in an exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels, as part of a week of events for the 8th European Innovation Summit (8th EIS) and the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Annual Lecture from 14-18th November 2016. The Europlanet display included a model of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (contributed by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, BIRA-IASB) and a Virtual Reality experience for exploring the sights and sounds of the surface of Mars using real data from NASA missions (contributed by VR2Planets).

Dinner Debates

Dinner debates offer an opportunity to collaborate with Members of the European Parliament,  European Commission officials and key industry and policy groups.

Policy News
— September 30, 2021

The Commission has tested a new concept to promote demand-driven industry-academia knowledge exchange and uptake: the setting up of international co-creation teams of students and researchers to tackle companies’ research […]


— September 30, 2021

The EU Commission is organising a series of short, virtual workshops about ‘science for policy ecosystems’ between September 2020 and September 2022. Are you working at national, regional, and local […]


— September 10, 2021

On Tuesday 7 September ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher took Commissioner Breton on a tour of ESA’s European Space Technology and Research Centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands. They looked […]


— August 24, 2021

Note on UK Associated Status in Horizon Europe Once the UK has Associated status in Horizon Europe, UK-based entities will have equivalent participation rights to those from Member States and […]


— July 21, 2021

Commission adopts proposal for a Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe On July 16th, 2021, the European Commission adopted its proposal for a Council Recommendation on “A Pact for […]


— June 17, 2021

The Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022, which outlines the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €14.7 billion […]


— June 17, 2021

The Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP) is a website that enables the submission of novel ideas for space technology and applications.  The platform supports individuals, businesses, universities, organisations who wish to contribute to European space […]


— June 17, 2021

Ariadna is a mechanism for collaborative joint research projects between ESA’s internal research think tank, the Advanced Concepts Team and academia. It was established in 2004 as an initiative to […]


— June 6, 2021

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of […]


— May 19, 2021

Astronet webinar 11 June 2021 – Defining a science vision and infrastructure roadmap for Europe As a next step in developing a science vision, Astronet is holding an open webinar […]