Earlier this month, the EGU has entered a new chapter in its development by officially relocating its Executive Office – here’s your chance to take a virtual tour of the new space!
The EGU Executive Office, currently staffed by seven employees (and growing!), serves as the Union’s headquarters. The office works year-round assisting the EGU membership, implementing media, communications and policy initiatives, and managing various EGU-related websites, among other activities.
Previously, the EGU staff occupied a small office space within a Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität building in central Munich, but now the EGU team is settling into larger and more modern premises in Munich’s Berg am Laim area.
This move plays a part in the EGU’s new strategy, which was launched concurrently with the Executive Office’s relocation. This new strategy will set a direction for the Union and guide the work of its Council, committees and staff until 2025. By moving to a larger space, the Executive Office will be able to expand and provide the support needed to implement the EGU’s goals for the coming years.
“The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität hosted the EGU Executive Office after its establishment in Munich in the summer 2010,” explains EGU Executive Secretary Philippe Courtial. “The move to new premises marks a milestone in the young EGU history and offers a great, new working environment and new perspectives to the EGU Office staff, and it will allow us to reach our strategic growth ambitions as well.”
The EGU staff is still unpacking and organizing the new space, but here’s a sneak peek into where our team works to support the Union’s goals!
Welcome to Kastenbauerstraße 2 (K2), home of the new EGU Executive Office!
The new EGU Executive Office is located on the second floor of one of the wings of the K2 office building in Berg am Laim, Munich. The image above shows the outside entrance to the wing where the office spaces are located.
One of the first rooms you’ll find is the office common area. Here we have a small kitchen, equipped with some office essentials (coffee and cookies), and a table where our staff members often meet for lunch.
Across from the kitchen is the office’s meeting room, which can hold up the 17 people. With this amount of space, the Executive Office aims to host meetings and workshops for EGU committees.
Four of the rooms are occupied by the office staff. This is where most of the EGU team’s day-to-day activities take place! You can learn more about the Executive Office team members and our activities through the EGU’s website.
The new space also has four empty rooms which will support the office as our team expands both in the near future and in the coming years. At the moment the EGU is looking to fill two job vacancies: Head of Media, Communications & Outreach and Chief Strategy & Finance Officer. If interested in joining the EGU team, you can learn more about the positions on the EGU website.
On the ground floor you’ll find the building cafeteria where all employees from companies based at K2 can order some lunch, grab a coffee, or munch on a Bavarian classic, a Butter Brezel 😊
We’ll end our tour with a photo of the building’s courtyard connecting to the cafeteria, which features nice art installations and tables for employees to enjoy a break outside.
Thanks for joining us on this tour!
By Olivia Trani, EGU Communications Officer