find answers to some frequently asked questions about ESOF 2018

What is ESOF?

ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public.

What is the theme of ESOF 2018?

The ESOF 2018 theme is ʺSharing Science: Towards New Horizonsʺ. Sharing Science is a key factor of progress, innovation and dialogue with the society.

What kind of science will ESOF 2018 look to highlight?

ESOF is an interdisciplinary forum, which seeks to showcase the full spectrum of scientific breakthroughs from a broad range of disciplines, including human sciences, as well as science in culture and poetry.

How many participants will attend the forum?

The last editions have seen between 3 500 and 4 500 participants.

Where will the ESOF 2018 be held?

Several geographically close locations are planned: Pierre Baudis Congress Centre, the Conseil Départemental, the Palais des Sports. The Science in the City festival will take place in various parts of the city, including the Quai des Savoirs, the Muséum, the Cité de l'espace (non-exhaustive list).

What is the official language of the forum?

The forum sessions will be held in English. Most of the Science in the City festival activities will be in French, some of them will be proposed in English.

How to finance activities in the framework of ESOF 2018?

The session submission commits the organiser to ensure that participation of the speakers are financed outside the ESOF budget for travel and hotel expenses. ESOF 2018 session organisation or participation in the forum are eligible expenditure under the H2020 program or other sources of European funding for research dissemination. Standard equipment and conference rooms will be provided.

How to register for ESOF 2018?

The registration form is available online at: 

My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?

For any queries please contact: