ESOF2020 News

Unesco Italian Youth Forum

The second international forum for young Italians entirely dedicated to the great themes of UNESCO will take place in Trieste from 5 to 7 April. The young members participating, between the ages of 18 and 35, will be the protagonists of the event, exchanging ideas, stimulating discussion and immersing themselves in the various UNESCO themes with the aim of focusing on the enhancement, development and transmission of the Italian cultural heritage.

Science in The City Festival: Science for All

In this interview Paola illustrates the main themes of the Science in the City Festival, how to participate and the impact of the event.

The Science in the City Festival is composed of three principles: the topic of the Conference of Scientists in ESOF, taken up thanks to the participation of some of the conference speakers; the legacies related to the excellence of the scientific system of Trieste and the region, for example theoretical physics; and finally, the great themes integral to the history of Trieste and part of Friuli Venezia Giulia, such as psychiatry, civil protection, karstism and caves, and literature...


Nine Challenges For The Future Of The Planet

ESOF2020 is centered on nine major themes that will be the back bone of the event. Bruno Della Vedova is responsible for the organization and Coordination of the Scientific Programme

Trieste Old Port: A unique location for a Special Event

ESOF2020 will be held in the extraordinary setting of Porto Vecchio, an area of 65 hectares within the city of Trieste. This area has been the commercial port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for decades and is now an exceptional architectural and industrial heritage site that the Municipality of Trieste is slowly renovating and redeveloping.


How To Build A Community For ESOF2020

Nico Pitrelli is the Communication Manager of ESOF 2020. He has a degree in physics, a master's degree in science communication and a research doctorate in science and society. He is Head of Media Relations and the Communication Unit of SISSA, the International Superior School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, and co-director of the Master's in Science Communication ''Franco Prattico" in the same institution, as well as media consultant for the International Centre of "Abdus Salam" Theoretical Physics - ICTP, also located in Trieste. From 2009 to 2013, he directed the magazine Jcom – the Journal of Science Communication - and was in 2007 and 2008, deputy director of the International Fair of Scientific Publishing in Trieste (Fest).

In this interview, he illustrates the opportunities on offer to the media in the context of ESOF 2020, clarifying the type of stakeholders that will be involved in the event and the mix of tools used to achieve the communication objectives.

EuroScience Open Forum 2020: science at the service of citizens

For decades, the last outpost of the West and of Italy, Trieste has been a symbol and metaphor for the contradictions of 20th Century Europe. It carved out an important role as a link with the Eastern Bloc in the midst of the Cold War, thanks to "scientific diplomacy" developed through its prestigious international research centres.

In this vein, the 2020 edition of the EuroScience Open Forum will be composed of dialogue and the identification of common solutions for the future, and not by chance. Since the beginning, the project has been aimed at a very ample and partially unexplored area, shaped by previous editions of the event - an area that stretches from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans. 

33rd Annual Conference of Social Firms Europe CEFEC

The 33rd Annual Conference of Social Firms Europe CEFEC, a journey of “Innovation and social enterprise: a tradeoff between market and individual needs” will be held Parco di San Giovanni - Trieste between 18-20 June 2019.

The event will look into a number of current issues related with the emergence and development of social economy and models of social
enterprises as well as their potential for innovation in the contexts of political, economical and social transformation (emerging social problems, ageing societies, processes of exclusion and inclusion, poverty/inequality, unemployment, welfare reforms, public budget
cutting, public-private-partnerships etc.), with regard to challenges to move between market and individual needs and strategies. Social inclusion by work is a great solution, promoted successfully for more than 30 years by SFE CEFEC members across Europe.


"Scienza e Virgola" - Science and Media Festival - 3-6 April 2019

Not only books. The 2019 edition of the initiative organized by SISSA Master in Science Communication "Franco Prattico" is intended to be a Science and Media Festival. Environment, astronomy, the impact of technology on politics and the latest discoveries on the Universe are some of the main topics of the initiative that aims at presenting the most recent and interesting editorial releases in Italy and a broad program of events thanks to the collaboration with Bonawentura, Associazione Casa del Cinema di Trieste and TriesteBookFest.

Science Quiz: Trieste's Scientific Institutions

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - from 9.30 to 12.30 at the Aula Magna of the University of Trieste - will take place. the 12th edition of "Science Quiz - Trieste's scientific bodies"  About 150 girls from the fourth grade of secondary schools will compete for 3 hours, with a healthy sporting spirit, to make their school prevail. 

A Neuroscientist and a Behavioural Economist walk into a Bar

World-renowned experts Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University, and Moran Cerf, neuroscientist and business professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern University, will discuss these questions and much more in the first TEDx event hosted at Portopiccolo Sistiana.

Follow the livestream here!