ESOF is a biennial event organized since 2004 by EuroScience, a non-profit grassroots associations of researchers in Europe. With more than 4000 delegates from more than 90 countries it is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is organized in forms of conferences, workshops and scientific sessions that are not attended only by scientists but also business people, policy makers, journalists and science communicators. In parallel, there are also events for the general public.
This year ESOF took place in Toulouse, France, from July 9 to July 14 and its motto was “Sharing science: towards new horizons!” Among the speakers, there were also four members of the Eurodoc administration, Gareth O’Neill (Eurodoc President), Margaux Kersschot (WG Research Integrity Coordinator), Ana Slavec (WG Open Science Co-Coordinator) and Claudia Dobrinski (ESOF Officer).
On Tuesday, July 10, Gareth O’Neill participated in a session organised by Science Europe titled A new kind of science? Supporting scientists at all career stages in the future.
On Wednesday, July 11, Margaux Kersschot presented in a session organized by the Marie Curie Alumni Association tittled Researchers associations beyond borders. How many computations to design an interactive constellation?
On Thursday, July 12, Gareth O’Neill participated in a session organized in collaboration between Orion and EUA, Council for Doctoral Education titled Does open science Improve your career prospects? Understanding the challenges and benefits of open science.
On Friday, July 13, Claudia Dobrinski participated in a session organized by by the Marie Curie Alumni Association titled Family friendly research to boost womens research career. How to address work life conflicts and balance professional and personal life in career development in research.
For those who missed the event, ESOF 2018 plenaries can be watched on Youtube. The next ESOF will take place in Trieste in July 2020. There is an open call launched by the local programme committee for proposals for preESOF events to be held before July 2020, preferentially in the North-East of Italy and Central-Eastern European countries and Balkans. The official call for ESOF 2020 Trieste will be published in January 2019.
WG Open Science Co-Coordinator
European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers