Eight Plenary Meeting UN-GGIM: Europe (Virtual)
The Eight Plenary Meeting of the European Region of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM: Europe) will beheld on the 13 – 14 October 2021. The Eight Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe will once again bring together senior executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States and international geospatial experts from across the region. The Eight Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe is being hosted by the European Commission.
The original intention was for the Eight Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe to be held in Brussels, Belgium as a physical event, the date of the event was moved from June to October in the hope that travel disruption cause by the Covid-19 pandemic would have eased. However, since travel restrictions are continuing the Eight Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe will once again be organised as a Virtual Plenary Meeting.
The Virtual Plenary Meeting will be split into three sessions of two and half hours each. They will be held over two days, in the morning (10:00 – 12:30) and the afternoon (14:00-16:30) of Wednesday the 13 October and the morning (10:00 – 12:30) of Thursday the 14 October. Four of side-events on different topics are planned for the afternoon (14:00-15:30) of the 14 October. All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST).
A draft agenda for the Virtual Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe is available here. (last updated 11 October 2021)
- GGCE: Pulling Together – European Contribution to the Global Geodetic Centre of Excellence – Side event details and concept note
- The challenge of GEOAI: GEOAI for Good & GEOAI for a Sustainable Europe – Side event description
- European Data Policy: the changing landscape – Side event description
- Standards: Bringing geospatial information and statistics together – Side event description
Note that the side events will be held in parallel and will be recorded. You will be asked to select which one of the four side events you wish to participate in when registering for the meeting.
Important notice before you register: Since the Eight Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe is being hosted by the European Commission, registration for the event is on the European Commission platform. In order to register you need to create an EU login account, this is a one-time action, if you already have an EU Login account you can proceed to the registration otherwise follow the instructions in this tutorial to create an account.
Please register your interest in participating in the Virtual Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe and side event by following the link below (you will be redirected to the EU Login page).
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Registration will close at 19:00 (CEST) on 11 October 2021.
You will receive the instructions on how to to join the virtual event on the 12th October, connection details will only be provided to registered participants.