PROTECT’s Final Event at EXPANDEO 2024


Join us on June 11th for PROTECT’s Final Event, held in Brussels as part of the EXPANDEO 2024, organized by EARSC. This full-day event is a celebration and culmination of the PROTECT project’s journey, supported by funding from the Horizon Europe Framework Programme.

This essential gathering aims to promote the Key Exploitable Results of the PROTECT project, showcasing innovative achievements in Earth Observation and climate services. Attendees will engage in reflective discussions on the project’s journey, examining both the successes and challenges encountered during the preparation process to a joint Pre-Commercial Procurement project (HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-5). Furthermore, the event will host forward-looking discussions on the future of Innovation Procurement instruments. These dialogues are crucial for evolving Earth Observation technologies and developing climate services that effectively fit for the needs of the public demand.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a pivotal event shaping the future of Earth Observation and climate adaptation in Europe.

Register for EXPANDEO 2024 here!

Speakers (TBC)

  • Erwin Goor – Project Officer at European Commission
  • Emmanuel Pajot – EARSC
  • Cristobal Reveco, GERICS
  • Valentina Schippers-Opejko, City of Haarlem
  • Hugo Gonçalves, Forum Virium Helsinki
  • Jozef Kubinec, Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic
  • Marc Pattinson, G.A.C Group
  • Melissa Campagno, G.A.C Group
  • EIT Climate KIC

What we have prepared for you:

Morning Sessions:

  • Welcome & Registration
  • Opening Remarks by European Commission
  • Policy-Oriented Discussion Panel
  • Earth Observation Panel Discussion with experts
  • Zoom on Innovation Procurement – Lessons for the Future

Afternoon Sessions:

  • PROTECT Presentation by GAC Group
  • Forward-Looking Panel on innovative actions, funding opportunities, and EU Project synergies
  • Parallel Sessions including B2B Matchmaking (buyers/ providers or providers/ providers) and meetups with running EU projects


11th June – 09.00-17.30

Le Bouche à Oreille

Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Etterbeek