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
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 […]

Policy
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 […]

Policy
May 18, 2021

STATEMENT BY THE EIC ADVISORY BOARD AND THE ERC SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL A joint statement was issued on 18.05.2021 by the EIC Advisory Board and the ERC Scientific Council, which can […]

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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First calls under Horizon Europe to be launched by the European Research Council ERC Kicks off Horizon Europe

The EU institutions reached a political agreement on Horizon Europe on 11 December 2020 and set the budget for Horizon Europe at €95.5 billion in current prices. On this basis, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU proceed towards the adoption of the legal acts. The work programme for the European Research Council was adopted on 22 February 2021. >> Read more

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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
— 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 […]


— May 18, 2021

STATEMENT BY THE EIC ADVISORY BOARD AND THE ERC SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL A joint statement was issued on 18.05.2021 by the EIC Advisory Board and the ERC Scientific Council, which can […]


— May 4, 2021

Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defense and space industries On 13 April, the ITRE had a presentation by the Commission on the Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defense and […]


— May 3, 2021

2 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones sold until today The Galileo programme has reached an important milestone, with an estimated 2 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones sold until today. The first Galileo-enabled smartphone hits […]


— May 3, 2021

Training Webinars 1. How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe (Webinar on 24 March 2021): Link: Recorded Session 2. A successful proposal for Horizon Europe: Scientific-technical excellence is […]