ESOF 2020 is coming! You can now submit your proposal

by Aurelia Chaise

Save the date! The next Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) will take place in Trieste,  Italy from 5 to 9 July 2020. The call for proposals is open! To coordinate MCAA efforts, and get the board approval, you can register your proposal here by May 15.


We have set up a ESOF2020 task force to help you with your submissions. If you have an idea for a session we invite you to register a simple expression of interest as early as possible to benefit the most from the support we can provide. You can also register an abstract and proposed speakers if you are in a more advanced stage of your writing. In turn, we will help with giving tips and tricks for a successful submission, help with finding speakers or panellist, and support you with your ESOF2020 submission! To submit a proposal to ESOF2020 under MCAA, board approval is necessary.



Register your proposal

It’s easy! Register your proposal on the google form by May 15, and we will get back to you with tips and tricks, put you in contact with other MCAA members who are proposing similar topics, and help you with finding speakers. We highly suggest cooperation between different chapters and workgroups - joint proposals are always the most successful!

You can register a proposal at various states of readiness, whether you have an idea for a proposal (early stage), you’ve started preparing everything but it’s not ready to submit (advanced stage), or you have a final version ready for board approval.


There are different opportunities to contribute to ESOF2020 (see below for more details).

  • ESOF2020 main conference - call deadline June 15, 2019
  • Science in the city - call deadline July 31, 2019


ESOF 2020 main conference

The conference main programme, taking place 5 to 9 July 2020 is tailored around three interrelated tracks:


  • Blue planet;
  • Nourishing the planet;
  • I compute therefore I am;
  • Live long and prosper;
  • Science for policy / Policy for science;
  • The smart city;
  • Sustainable future;
  • Breaking frontiers in science and knowledge;
  • Science and society.


  • Research careers: from academia to industry and back;
  • Active collaboration;
  • Portfolio career: coping with insecurity and sequences of jobs in research;
  • Entrepreneurship education;
  • Horizontal mobility in the 4th industrial revolution.

Science to business

  • The 4th industrial revolution;
  • Value-driven innovation;
  • Public-private partnerships;
  • Innovation ecosystems.


Science in the City Festival

Think science shows, workshops, exhibitions, theatre and music. This is what the Science in the City Festival is all about.

It’s a prominent feature of each EuroScience Open Forum. Dedicated to people of all ages who are curious about science and technology, the festival aims to engage the public.

Spanning three weeks (27 June to 11 July 2020) in the city of Trieste and the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, the festival is one of largest events of its kind in Europe.


Detailed information about the ESOF 2020 is available on the EuroScience website: More information.


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