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Find the Mountains in Brussels!

A guided tour by scientists to find the mountains in Brussels

A science communication activity, the “Guided tour to find the mountains in Brussels” was the first part of the event “Mountains for Europe’s Future: Putting mountains on the Horizon 2020 agenda”, that was organised by the Mountain Research Initiative in Brussels in April 2016.

Mountains are more important for Europe than one normally assumes – even for its plains. The tour made participants experience the unexpected presence and relevance of mountains even in a location such as Brussels that has an altitude not much above sea level!

In this way, we highlighted how several aspects of mountain research are crucial for future research programs. The tour took place around the Parc du Cinquantainaire and included six stations. In each station, researchers focused on one field of the strategic research agenda “Mountains for Europe’s Future” and presented the relevance of the spot to the mountain research, and finally provided guests with a memoir.

We have organised the entire activity, including elaborating the concept for this new event format, defining the locations and the route, conceptualizing and producing all materials for the diverse topics, collaborating with the partners on the ground, and providing detailed instructions to speakers and participants.


Claudia Drexler

Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

A Strategic research agenda
Mountains for Europe’s future, An input to the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes and Calls 2018 – 2020