About the ESOF2020 Programme

ESOF2020 Programme

The call for proposals for ESOF2020 Trieste is now closed.

Travel grants to proposers or speakers from Central Eastern European countries

Twenty individual travel grants will be available to proposers or speakers from Central East and South East European countries, including Western Balkan countries. 
The grants will cover the accommodation for the period of 5-9 July, 2020 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.

ESOF2020 will comprise several distinct programme tracks:
  • A Science programme of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest research and related policy issues, structured around a programme of keynote speakers and the latest scientific issues. 
  • A Science to Business programme to create opportunities for industrialists, researchers, policy makers and business/academia support organisations to engage with one another, learn, network and debate the issues surrounding the exploitation of breakthroughs in science and share ideas and best practices for improving the commercial outcomes from research. 
  • A Careers programme to give insight into how the job market is evolving, what new opportunities are emerging, and provide the tools to understand how to develop a relevant and flexible skillset.  
  • The Science in the City Festival is a public engagement programme which will begin two weeks before the official kick-off of ESOF2020.
  • Other public engagement programmes.

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Sessions that explore the effects of science on human society and culture, and the governance of social, biological, physical and other assets and systems are encouraged, as are sessions that seek to address the facets of science as an international collaborative endeavour, for example funding and governance.