Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University Munich, Travel Grantee

ESOF is more than a forum where one learns about the cutting-edge research taking place in Europe. It is also a bridge between science and society, a stimulating platform for debate and discussion about the role of science in our society. ESOF 2020 allowed me to engage with other stakeholders beyond the scientific community and participate in areas directly impacting research, such as science policy, science communication, and open science. Trieste, a seaport city at the heart of Europe, was a superb location for ESOF. Its strong tradition of research and scientific internationalism resonated with the spirit of ESOF. This Forum is an excellent venue for those willing to participate in the dialogue between science, society and policy.”