About the ESOF2020 Programme

ESOF2020 Programme

18 themes spread in 3 tracks to cover a wide spectrum of current issues at the interface between science, industry and society.

The concepts of sustainability and innovation permeate the three tracks of the programme, with the aim of fostering discussion on how innovation can be made sustainable as well as how innovation can help boost sustainability in a variaty of fields and processes.

Alongside the main programme a rich offer of plenaries, keynote sessions, workshops and special events will place the spotlight on these issues, central to the 2020 edition of ESOF.

Within this mindset, the main questions the programme seeks to address are:

(Science) what can/should be done?

(Science to Business) How can it be implemented?

(Careers) What changes and opportunities does it generate, particularly for future generations?

Travel grants to proposers or speakers from Central Eastern European countries

Twenty-seven individual travel grants have been awarded to proposers or speakers from Central East and South East European countries, including Western Balkan countries. 
The grants will cover the accommodation and a reimbursement of travel expenses up to a maximum of 450€.
The grants will be awarded based on proposals' final scores/rankings as resulting from the final evaluation by the Programme and Science to Business Committees.
No special application will be necessary; each submitted proposal will potentially be eligible for a grant, provided that the following criteria are met: 
- The proposal is identified as representing one or more Central East or South East European countries with the proponent, or at least one speaker, residing and working in a Central East, South East European or Western Balkan country (mandatory criterion);
- The proponent or a speaker is under the age of 35 (preferential criterion). Gender and geographical balances will also be considered.

No registration fee will be charged to the session organizer, speakers or registered media.
Participants’ involvement in the event must be completely self-financed: this includes contributors’ travel, accommodation and any additional expenses.