Call: Session proposals for ESOF 2012 in Dublin

The Euroscience Open Forum – ESOF is an interdisciplinary, pan – European general science meeting, which aims to: Showcase the latest advances in science and technology, Promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy, Stimulate and provoke public interest, excitement and debate about science and technology.

In 2012, Dublin is the European City of Science and hosts ESOF2012 from the 11th to the 15th July. The event will bring together over 5,000 scientists, business leaders, government officials, policy-makers and international scientific media representatives to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the current major global scientific challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health.

Throughout 2012 there will be a number of major events scheduled including; ESOF2012 Euroscience Open Forum July 11th – 15th 2012 ESOF2012 Public Engagement Programme January – December 2012 ESOF2012 Partner Conference Programme January – December 2012

The Open Forum in July will incorporate a number of distinct streams.

A Science programme of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest research. An Enterprise Research programme to link basic research with business and industrial applications. A Careers programme showcasing career opportunities at all levels in Europe and beyond for all levels of researchers at all stages of their careers. A Media programme to promote science communication. An Exhibition to showcase the best of European academic, public and private research.

A key highlight during the ESOF2012 Science programme will be the Global Partnership Symposia Series in which eminent scientists from Europe and partnering nations/continents will discuss in a symposium format four critical global scientific topics as follows:

  • Europe & China (Science and the City of the Future);
  • Europe & India (Our Nuclear Future);
  • Europe & USA (The Atlantic: a Shared Resource);
  • Europe & Africa (Science for Economic Development).

Submissions are now being sought for the scientific programme. Please go to www.ESOF2012.org to submit your session proposal.

About Mogens Bisgaard

Self-employed science journalist and food writer based in Copenhagen. Specialises in food science, nutrition and sustainability.