The COVID-19 pandemic has a disruptive effect on all areas of science, economy and the everyday life worldwide and ESOF2020 is no exception.
In its first meeting on March 10th, hosted by the University of Glasgow/UK, the Committee defined criteria for adapting ESOF to the expectations and objectives of a highly interactive 21st century event, along with the desired characteristics for the selection of potential future host cities.
EuroScience and the Fondazione Internazionale Trieste announce that the 2020 edition of the EuroScience Open Forum will be rescheduled to take place from 2 to 6 September in Trieste (Italy).
The Governing Board was informed by the ESOF2020 Champion, Prof. Stefano Fantoni, of the risk analysis developed by the local organisers in Trieste, and the Board, in joint agreement with the Trieste organisers, adopted the decision not to cancel ESOF2020 but rather to postpone the event to September 2-6, 2020.
Matthias Girod, Secretary General of EuroScience, together with ESOF2020 Champion Prof. Stefano Fantoni and Donato Ramani from the ESOF2020 communication team participated in the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle/USA.
ESOF includes a Careers Programme specifically dedicated to the interests and concerns of PhD students, young post-docs and early-career researchers. The interdisciplinary forum provides them with a unique opportunity to meet and engage with leading scientists from fields outside their own speciality.
In view of the remarkable level of the candidates the Jury will again organize a European Young Researchers Popular Prize. The Committee has selected three finalists in each group who will be invited to make a short presentation during the award ceremony at ESOF.
We urge all EuroScience members wherever they may be, including our many active members living and working in the UK, whether they be UK or EU nationals, or of any other nationality, to sign the #dealforscience petition.
Cactus Communications has announced that it will be offering the winners of the European Young Researcher Award a service package aimed at disseminating their research globally.
Active scientists from any disciplinary background, including exact sciences, medical sciences, social sciences and humanities, are eligible. Organisations in any field of science, meeting the criteria, are also eligible.