A group of European space weather actors believe that now is the right time to frame the Space Weather and Space Climate discipline in Europe for the coming years. This group comprises Jean Lilensten, Mateja Dumbović, Luca Spogli, Anna Belehaki, Ronald Van der Linden, Stefaan Poedts, Teresa Barata, Mario M. Bisi, Gae ̈l Cessateur, Erwin De Donder, Antonio Guerrero, Emilia Kilpua, Marianna B. Korsos, Rui F. Pinto, Manuela Temmer, Ioanna Tsagouri, Jaroslav Urbāř, and Francesca Zuccarello.
A series of reasons for this have been formulated in an article that has been submitted to the JSWSC. The group will be holding a virtual kick-off meeting on Wednesday 17 March at 12:00 UT to present their findings and to make propositions to the European Space Weather community at large (scientists, engineers, forecasters, users, educators, etc.) for a future organisation. A Q&A chat will be open during the presentations, and this will be followed by a two-month discussion period.
Registration for the virtual kick-off meeting is now open.