Mentoring and evaluation sessions at EPSC

Mentoring and Evaluation sessions at EPSC


Join us today for a splinter meeting at the Europlanet Science Congress 2020 all about Mentoring.

The Europlanet Mentorship platform aims to provide a central point of contact for early career scientists to develop expertise, ask questions and discuss career plans with more established members of the planetary community:

During the splinter meeting, we will discuss the new programme, as well as outcomes of Mentoring@EPSC scheme that has run this year and at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019. Invited representatives of established mentoring programmes will also share their experiences.

The online splinter meeting will be open to the community and include presentations, questions and a short round-table discussion at the end. Panellists include:

Edita Stonkutė (Europlanet Mentorship platform), Ghazal Geshnizjani (Supernova Foundation), Solmaz Adeli (Mentoring@EPSC2020),
Susan Murabana (United Nations Space4Women Mentor 2020) and Jane Dempster (Challenges of Mentoring)

SMW8 – Mentoring in the planetary science community, 14:00-15:45 CEST, Thursday 1 October
This splinter meeting will discuss the new Europlanet Mentorship programme, supported by Europlanet 2024 RI, as well as outcomes of Mentoring@EPSC and other established mentoring programmes. 


Evaluating the scientific and socioeconomic impact of research activities is becoming increasingly important for securing future funding. This challenge is complicated by the fact that research projects can cover many different types of activities in many different geographical locations, targeted at different audiences.

This splinter meeting will give an overview of logic models and their use in evaluation, and look at how an evaluation framework has been applied to the Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure. Participants can discuss how to map out approaches to assess their own projects, including and going beyond scientific impacts of activity.

SMW11 – Evaluation frameworks: What are they and how can they help? 12:00-13:45 CEST, Thursday 1 October
This workshop looks at how to develop an evaluation framework that can help evaluate projects at a range of scales, from a research infrastructure like Europlanet 2024 RI to outreach initiatives. 

Europlanet 2024 RI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871149.