Katowice, Poland: The Next European City of Science at ESOF2022

The next European City of Science, Katowice Poland, will participate as a Regional Site during the scientific programme of ESOF2022 in Leiden, the Netherlands. Regional Site Katowice will hold a parallel conference in Poland on Friday, July 15 at the International Congress Centre, where 4 of their progamme sessions will be accessible online during ESOF2022. 

A one-day hybrid, regional conference 

In 2024, Katowice will be the first city in Central and Eastern Europe to hold the title of European City of Science. The full Katowice programme will include a total of 12 sessions onsite and 7 session of additional events, but four of those sessions will be accessible during ESOF2022 – exclusively via the online virtual platform.  

  • KT2.1 – Whether UN Sustainable Development Goals Support Transitions –Eagle in the Cage, Friday, July 15, 8:00 – 9:15 CEST 
  • KT2.2 – Can Science Save Ukraine? European Universities and Ukraine’s Post-War Transformation, Friday, July 15, 11:15 – 12:30 CEST 
  • KT2.3 – The Transforming Identity: Do We Cross Borders or Do Borders Cross Us?, Friday, July 15, 14:00 – 15:15 CEST 
  • KT2.4 – Bright Side of the Dark Universe, Friday, July 15, 15:45 – 17:00 CEST  

The sessions will be hosted by the universities forming the Katowice consortium of the European City of Science 2024. Representatives from Polish and foreign science centres, experts representing business, cultural institutions, and the media have been invited to participate. 

Registration options

If you are in Katowice and its surrounding area, or living in Central or East Europe and willing to travel, and you would like to participate onsite, then you can register for the regional site event here.

For those who want to have access to the full ESOF2022 programme including the 4 Katowice online sessions, register below.