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European Polar Summit: Establishing a European Framework for Polar Research

On Wednesday 24 June 2009, the European Polar Board is holding a European Polar Summit in Brussels, Belgium.

24 June 2009 - 24 June 2009

European Polar Summit
24 June 2009 at
The International Auditorium
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5, 1210 Brussels

This event will highlight the outputs of EUROPOLAR ERA-NET, a major project funded by the European Commission, bringing together 27 Funding Organisations from 19 countries. This project culminated in a Memorandum of Understanding for a 'European Polar Framework'. We will also look to the future and the implications for the development of the European Research Area and its impact on a future European Union Arctic Policy.

The agenda is as following:

Event starts at 9:00
• Official Launch of the European Polar Summit
• Surveying of National Polar Programmes and Infrastructures
• Policy Advice
• PolarCLIMATE Programme
• 'Histories from the North--environment, movements, narratives': BOREAS EUROCORES Programme--new approaches to Polar Research
• Background Context of the Memorandum of Understanding for a 'European Polar Framework'
• Signing Ceremony and Passage to the European Polar Board
• Official Closure of the EUROPOLAR ERA-NET

Buffet Lunch

• ERICON AURORA BOREALIS Information Session
• Conclusion
Event ends at 15:00

Please note that this event is by invitation only. Should you like an invitation, please contact Katie Luck at Upon receipt, you will need to register your presence online by 12 June 2009.

Any updated information will be published:


Polar Research