Euroscience Open Forum

Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF)

The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe’s largest, general science meeting and is held in a leading Europe city every two years. ESOF 2014 will be hosted in Copenhagen from June 21-26, 2014.

The first meeting was held in Stockholm in 2004, followed by Munich (2006), Barcelona (2008), Turin (2010) and Dublin (2012). Copenhagen was awarded the honour of hosting ESOF in 2014, following an open competition. Manchester will host then event in 2016.

ESOF is an interdisciplinary, pan-European meeting, held under the auspices of Euroscience, which aims to:

  • Showcase the latest advances in science and technology;
  • Promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy;
  • Stimulate and provoke public interest, excitement and debate about science and technology.

What happens at ESOF?

ESOF incorporates a number of distinct stands of activity:

  • A Science programme of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest science and technology.
  • A Media programme to promote science communication.
  • A Careers programme for young researchers.
  • A Science-2-Business programme to link basic research with industrial applications.
  • An Exhibition to showcase the best of European public and private research.
  • A Science in the City programme to engage with the general public.
  • A Social programme to ensure that delegate experience is socially, culturally and intellectually invigorating.

Who attends ESOF?

The event is unique in the diversity of delegates who attend: it attracts top researchers from all sciences; business leaders; senior EU and government officials; and international scientific media. They come to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the current major global scientific challenges, including energy, climate, food and health.

Why attend ESOF?

To learn at first-hand of the latest advances in science and technology.

  • To participate in debates on important, contemporary issues for science and society.
  • To contribute to discussions on European policy.
  • To engage with and question the leading international researchers in their fields.
  • To meet old friends and make some new ones – ESOF2014 will attract researchers from across Europe and beyond, thus providing fantastic networking opportunities.

Read more about ESOF on Euroscience

Read more about ESOF2014 in Copenhagen

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