ESOF2020 News

ECRO 2019: Experts on smell and taste gather in Trieste 11-14 September

from 11 to 14 September the city will host the annual European Chemoreception Research Organisation meeting, including a proESOF2020 Lecture by Nobel Prize Winner Linda Buck

Shaping the future of community mental health care - September 5-7, 2019 - Verona, Italy

The Fifth International Conference on Community Mental Health Care, entitled Shaping the Future of Community Mental Health, Care organized by the University of Verona and the Verona Hospital Trust, in collaboration with the European Assertive Outreach Foundation, will be held in Verona from September 5-7 2019.

Keynote Speaker: Iain Mattaj

An highly distinguished scientist in the field of RNA biology, the director of the Human Technopole is the first announced keynote speaker for ESOF2020.

TriesteACT 2020 - Applications Open

On the occasion of ESOF2020 Trieste, the Trieste ACT theatre estival will be part of Science in the City Festival! From 5th to 11th July 2020, ten young theatre groups will participate in a series of theatre performances, workshops and conferences open to the city of Trieste. At least half of the selected shows will focus on the theme of science and innovation, on an open-air stage in the historical city centre. The deadline to apply closes October 15 2019!

Immunotherapy in liver cancer: Reality or hope?

FIF, the Italian Liver Foundation, with the patronage of proESOF, will hold the special workshop "Immunotherapy in liver cancer: Reality or Hope" on November 20th 2019 at the Conference Hall, Building T, AREA Science Park, Sincrotrone, Basovizza, Trieste.

See below the full programme.

Open knowledge, fair future

This is ESOF2020’s new claim presented at the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists held in Lausanne from 1st to 5th July 2019…

9th Call for the 2020 European Young Researchers’ Award is now open

The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA), granted by EuroScience aims to inspire early stage researchers in all research areas to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research. Two awards are granted every two years to: a) a PhD candidate and b) a postdoctoral fellow.

The prize-giving ceremony for the two awards is held at the biennial EuroScience flagship event, EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF)


Horizon Europe: 100 billion Euros and a more participatory decision-making process

An important role will be played by the new European Innovation Council, which will have a budget of 1.2 billion Euros already in 2020, as said by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General for research and innovation at the European Commission. In the meantime, a call for highly innovative entrepreneurial projects is open until 9th October…


Loss of biodiversity and climate change, more than an environmental problem

Biodiversity loss is undermining the ability of most countries to achieve most of the sustainable development goals. The loss of biodiversity, like human-induced climate change, is also a development, economic, social and moral issue.  We discussed the subject with Sir Robert Watson who is chair of IPBES and former chair of IPCC…

ESOF2020: A record of applications

Six hundred proposals for the Trieste edition of the EuroScience Open Forum, twice as many as in the two previous editions. One year away from the event, the first acceptances from important guests, such as the mathematician Alessio Figalli, the Director of CERN Fabiola Gianotti, and the President of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Hoesung Lee.