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Progress in Space Sciences Fostered by the European Commission
Convener: Giovanni Lapenta  | Co-Conveners: Olga Malandraki , Manolis Georgoulis , Richard Harrison , Natalia Ganushkina 
 / Mon, 18 Apr, 17:30–19:00
 / Attendance Tue, 19 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The last years have seen a golden age in the relationship between the European space-science (and especially space weather) research community and the European Commission (EC). On the one side, the space community has advised the EC on what is the current state of the art and on future research needs. On the other side, the EC has funded and in other ways fostered the scientific activities in this field. The future, upcoming calls already foresee a space science component. This session aims to provide a forum for past and present projects to describe their results, sharing them with other projects and allowing a cross-cut fusion of expertise. We further aim to facilitate the exchange of ideas and results between different ongoing projects. Last but not least, the session aims to provide meaningful input to interested researchers seeking future opportunities for interacting with the EC and to the EC and other European funding agencies, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), to collect feedback by the community.