ESOF2020 News

FIT - FIF Memorandum Signing - June 13th

Tomorrow, Fondazione Internazionale Trieste, ESOF2020 local organizer, will sign a memorandum with the Fondazione Italiana Fegato ONLUS (Italian Liver Foundation), with the goal of strenghtening and optimizing their relationship, to promote research, education and dissemination on translational medicine, work together to access new sources of funding and provide scholarships and grants for researchers.  Both organizations have a strong commitment to research excellence, innovation and networking on a national and international scale.

The signing will be held at FIT’s Headquarters, the Sottostazione Elettrica in the Old Port of Trieste, at 11 AM and will feature FIF President Adriano del Prete, FIT President and ESOF2020 Champion Stefano Fantoni and Claudio Tiribelli, Scientific Director of FIF.

The “Greta Thunberg Effect”: some reflections on communication

By Massimiano Bucchi

The global, wide-ranging impact of Greta Thunberg’s protest on climate change offers opportunities for reflection on the communication of science related issues.

First, the role of visible figures and spokespersons. In the current political landscape, the capacity of traditional political leaders, including environmental activists, to mobilise the public has been declining, with such figures increasingly viewed as carrying partisan interests...

Take your chance to be involved in ESOF2020

You can still be a protagonist at EuroScience Open Forum 2020 which will take place from 5 to 9 July 2020 in the district of the Old Port of Trieste (Italy). Until July 7 2019, it will be possible to send proposals for the three main event programmes: Science, Science to Business and Careers…

“I don’t believe it”: why some people remain skeptical despite evidence

How do the people react at climate change? What is the perception of the consequences on the environment and in our lives? Despite of the fact that the large majority of the scientific community is in agreement on climate change, someone still doubts we are facing a real emergency that threatens our own future. We spoke to Stuart Capstick, Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, whose research examines how people understand and respond to climate change.

Indigenous knowledge allies with science on climate change

Indigenous knowledge is a complex and detailed body of knowledge acquired through repeated observation, experience, and reflection accumulated over generations. The state of the conversation is improving though, and many in the science community increasingly ‘get’ the insights Indigenous knowledge can provide. There is a fast-growing literature documenting Indigenous observations of climate change, for example, or trying to integrate Indigenous knowledge and science in impacts and adaptation research. We discussed the subject with James Ford, who is a Chair in Climate Change Adaptation at the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds....


Climate change: water a resource to be preserved

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA) climate change is increasing the pressure on water bodies. From floods and droughts to ocean acidification and rising sea levels, the impacts of climate change on water are expected to intensify in the years ahead. We discussed the subject with Erika Coppola...

ESOF2020 Deadline extended; Travel Grants!

The proposal deadline for the three ESOF programmes has been extended to July 7th, 2019 at 23:59 CET

Travel grants to proposers or speakers from Central Eastern European countries!

SIMMETRIE - June 17 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019
Auditorium Salone Degli Incanti,
Molo Venezia 3, Trieste

A book presentation and a remembrance of Giancarlo Ghirardi, internationally renowned physicist, and his book Simmetrie

MeeTS ScientisTS: Trieste Science Spritz - June 13 2019

June 13, 6:30 PM Polo Giovani Toti - piazza della Cattedrale 4/a, Trieste.
Progetto Area Giovani
and Pro ESOF 2020 Trieste invite you to the ScienceSpritz.
Informal meetings where citizens and researchers can get to know each other and have a chat about anything they’re interested in, while sipping an aperitif.


The 30th Ecsite Conference is currently in full swing in Copenhagen, Denmark, bringing together 1,100+ science engagement professionals from all over the world. Of course, ESOF 2020 Trieste is on site, with our Science In The City Festival Programme manager Paola Rodari and a booth in the Business Bistro section.