Climateurope Festival 2020 - Climate Information at Your Service, will be held virtually!

The Climateurope festivals are a series of events dedicated to further the dialogue between science and society, supporting Climate Services at the European and national levels.
 
The previous two festivals which took place in Valencia and Belgrade were hugely successful face-to-face events where researchers, suppliers, and users of climate information came together to share best practices, gaps, recommendations, and to discover the state of the art about climate observations, modelling, and services.
 
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the face-to-face Climateurope festival originally planned to be held in Latvia this month is cancelled. The Climateurope team decided to rule out the option of holding a physical festival for the foreseeable future, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding travel and health risks.
 
The Climateurope team is pleased to announce that the third Climateurope Festival in 2020 will be held virtually!
 
The third festival of Climateurope will now be a series of virtual festivals/events called Webstivals (web – festivals). Each webstival will be a virtual meeting lasting 3-4 hours on a single day, with multiple webstival events planned over the course of summer and autumn 2020. The webstival series is open for researchers, suppliers, users, and funders all over Europe, and the World!
 
It will start with a kick-off webstival on June 18th 2020 (find out more information and how to register here), with subsequent events over the next few months.
 
The webstival agenda will be a mix of plenary talks and virtual rooms/spaces where you can discuss the talks and event, or just take the opportunity to make new connections, and engage with old friends and colleagues! To keep that festival feeling there will be some fun and interactive events running throughout the day including a photography competition and a local ingredient/low carbon recipe sharing space and more!
 
This virtual approach consisting of a series of webstivals will allow to develop the delivery of the virtual festival over time, developing innovative new ways of engaging with project partners, members, and audience. This first Webstival will also be an opportunity to learn how to run virtual festivals. Please help to make these successful!
 
The Climateurope team hopes to see you all virtually in June! Please follow Climateurope Twitter account, LinkedIn Group, and keep a check on your inboxes for more announcements and information about the upcoming Climateurope webstival series!

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Climateurope team, Tuesday 2 June 2020