ENGIE e-Consortium meeting, 2-4 September

The ENGIE Consortium led by the University of Miskolc organized a three day event encompassing the second Consortium Meeting, a Workshop for the project’s Linked Third Parties and a Workshop for Expert Women in Geosciences to share their experiences in the field. In representation of LPRC, Isabel Pino, Ariadna Ortega and Adrienn Cseko presented ENGIE’s Task 2.1. This task aims to organize actions under the umbrella of the European Researchers’ Night with the objective of making girls interested in geosciences and presenting the variety of careers that the geosciences offer to the general public.

On the first day, partners introduced the status of their respective Work Packages, including the “Guidelines for the LTPs Work” in Task 2.1 and the planning for Researchers Night 2021 and 2022 presented by LPRC. The last session of the day focused on the following workshops and future tasks of the project.

On the second day the Linked Third Parties Orientation Workshop was organised in order to plan all the activities that would require the participation of the over 20 Linked Third Parties of the European Federation of Geologists. Isabel Pino presented the task LPRC is responsible for, “Researchers Night – Geoscience Theme”, in which an activity performed by EFG’s Linked Third Parties throughout Europe is to be organized during the European Researchers Night. Said activity will focus on the role of women in geosciences inline with ENGIE’s goals.

On the last day, an International Workshop with Expert Women Geologists was created as a space for discussion and exchange of impressions and experiences creating bridges amongst all the different specializations within geology and gathering information on how to better attract girls to geosciences.

The ENGIE project is funded by the EIT Raw Materials programme and aims to turn the interest of girls to study geosciences and geo-engineering, and thus to improve the gender balance in the fields of these disciplines. The project will develop an awareness-raising strategy and create a stakeholder collaboration network for the implementation of a set of actions in more than 20 EU countries.