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ESOF 2018: Sharing science: towards new horizons

9 - 14 de juliio de 2018
Toulouse, France

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.

Created in 2004 by EuroScience, this biennial European forum brings together over 4 000 researchers, educators, business actors, policy makers and journalists from all over the world to discuss breakthroughs in science. More than 40% of the participants are students and young researchers.

ESOF 2018 is constructed around the motto "Sharing science: towards new horizons". The event will be divided into six different sections: "Science", "Science Policy", "Science to Business", "Careers", "Media & Communication" and the festival "Science in the City". Scientific sessions will focus on four cross-cutting themes: "Risk and safety", "Inequalities", "Gender issues", "Ethics" and ten thematic areas:

  • Sustainable cities, sustainable living
  • Global change: challenges and opportunities
  • Science policy and transformation of research practice
  • Frontier research and exploring extremes
  • Health in our societies
  • Understanding divided societies
  • New trends and technologies in transport
  • The use/mis-use of research and scientific advice
  • Sharing knowledge
  • A digital world