ECRA_GA19 - the third ECRA General Assembly on 27-28 February 2019, Brussels, BE

For the third time, the European Climate Research Alliance is hosting an ECRA General Assembly in Brussels. Save the date for the Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019. This GA's theme will be:

Climate Change and Actionable Information

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We welcome your input for the event: What is your background? Is there a Collaborative Programme of a particular interest for you?

General Assembly ECRA 2019

More information (click to open the category):
Time & Location, Registration
Time: Wednesday 27 February and Thursday 28 February.
27 Feb: 15:00 - 20:00
28 Feb: 09:00 - 16:30.
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Location: Coudenberg 3, 1000 Brussels
GPS coordinates of event entrance: 50°50'36.2"N 4°21'28.7"E (Google Maps)
entrance to the venue
PDF by Square Brussels on how to get there.

A flyer for the event (A4 format) can be downloaded here.

Square Brussels
Square Brussels was already the venue of our choice for the General Assemblies in 2017 and 2015 (Click the links for information about the past events).
The main venue for ECRA_GA19 will be 'The Arc', a parlamentarian room for approximately 140 people.
New this year: Square Brussel's room 202, one floor below the Arc, will serve the meeting as an additional room on Day 2. It will be used for the breakout group. See the Agenda for more information (provided soon).

Participation & Social media
We welcome your input before the event During the event:
  • Twitter: use our hashtag #ECRA_GA19
  • Participate and get active in our breakout group on Day 2
  • Possibility to ask questions in person (Q&A after each session) or online via lolcat slido during sessions
  • Participants agree to the use of photographs for our social media (unless otherwise noted during the registration)
  • twitter hashtag, on-site brochure, wifi password, slido...
After the event
  • Hand in the questionnaire handed out on site or
  • enter your responses electronically (link will be posted here)


Tentative Agenda as of early December 2018

Wednesday 27 February 2019
15:00-15:30   Registration and Welcome Coffee  
15:30-15:45   Opening Statement Prof. Peter Braesicke (Chair ECRA)
    Overview of the ECRA Collaborative Programmes  
15:45-16:00   CP-SLC Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts Gianmaria Sannino
16:00-16:15   CP-CHC Changes in the Hydrological Cycle Elisa Palazzi / Ralf Ludwig
16:15-16:30   CP-HIE High Impact Events and Climate Change Martin Drews / Hilppa Gregow
16:30-16:45   CP-ARC Arctic Climate Stability and Change Lars Smedsrud
17:45-18:30   Refreshments  
    Climate Change and Actionable Information  
18:30-20:00   Members from the European Commission, the European Parliament, and high-level scientists will participate in keynote statements and a panel discussion. The agenda will be made available as soon as possible.  
    Moderator: Jackie Davis  
    group picture  
20:00-22:00   Reception  
Thursday 28 February 2019
08:30-09:00   Registration and Welcome Coffee 
    The Arc (main room) Room 202 (capacity 51 pax)
     CP-SLC Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts  
09:00-09:10     Intro/Moderation. Gianmaria Sannino (IT)  
09:10-09:35     Presentation and Discussion  
09:35-10:00     Presentation and Discussion  
10:00-10:25   coffee break  
    CP-CHC Changes in the Hydrological Cycle  
10:25-10:35     Intro/Moderation. Elisa Palazzi (IT), Ralf Ludwig (DE)  
10:35-11:00     Integrated simulation of the European water cycle including human water. Klaus Goergen  
11:00-11:25     Presentation and Discussion. Marc Zebisch  
    Climate Research in ECRA — The future of the Collaborative Programmes
    Workshop Discussion and brainstorming on the organisation into four Collaborative Programmes, in the main room and the workshop room
      Moderation: tbd Moderation tbd
11:25-12:10     Future of the four CPs Future of the four CPs
12:10-13:00   Lunch (on site) (and possibility for a short walk)  
     CP-HIE High Impact Events and Climate Change (Martin Drews / Hilppa Gregow)  
13:00-13:10      Intro/Moderation. Martin Drews (DK), Hilppa Gregow (FI)  
13:10-13:35     Presentation and Discussion  
13:35-14:00     Presentation and Discussion  
14:00-14:20     coffee break  
    CP-ARC Arctic Climate Stability and Change (Lars Smedsrud)  
14:30-14:40     Intro/Moderation.  
14:40-15:05     APPLICATE. Thomas Jung / Luisa Cristini  
15:05-15:30     Presentation and Discussion  
15:30-16:00     Climate Research in ECRA — The future of the Collaborative Programmes: Outcomes  
      Results of break-out groups and synthesis.  
      Moderation: tbd  
16:00-16:30     Summary, Outlook and Closure  
16:30     End of meeting (Chair Peter Braesicke)  

The agenda and other information of our previous General Assemblies in 2017 and 2015 can be found by following the links.


This event is open to all and will provide a platform for exciting discussions on our present and future climate. On the first day's afternoon and evening, scientists, decision-makers and experts from other fields will join for presentations and panel discussions, and we would welcome your participation. The second day will focus on science and ECRA's Collaborative Programmes. A detailed agenda, including more details, will follow soon on this site and on Twitter (#ECRA_GA19).

The ECRA General Assembly 2019 will discuss current issues of a forum to discuss climate research priorities, vulnerable regions, impacts and potential adaptation strategies, along with advancing integrative and collaborative research. More than 110 climate scientists, policy makers and representatives from relevant climate initiatives made it a successful conference!

If you are interested in joining or receiving information, contact the ECRA Secretariat via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The General Assembly 2019 follows up on GAs in 2017 and 2015.



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