ESFRI Days 2021


Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6-8 December 2021. ESFRI is organising the ESFRI Days, scheduled to take place on 6, 7 and 8 December 2021, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  

In the context of the three-day event hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the 78th ESFRI Forum Meeting and the Roadmap 2021 Launch event. Please note that the 1st ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meeting has been delayed until further notice.

For more information and registration, please visit the event webpages:

– 78th ESFRI Forum Meeting (6-7.12.2021)
– Roadmap 2021 Launch (7.12.2021)

COP26 – Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change

"The climate has no borders" over the image of the top half of the Earth, in the style designed for COP26.

Glasgow, 1–12 November 2021. The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The COP26 summit, organised in partnership with Italy, will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Convention on Climate Change.

The United Kingdom is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26. There are concrete suggestions on how people can get involved in preparations. Italy will be hosting a number of key preparatory events such as a Youth Event and the Pre-COP Summit, which will be held in Milan from 30 September – 2 October 2021. See here for updates from the Italian Ministry of the Environment.  

The ENVRI-hub for EOSC and Planet Earth


As a ENVRI-FAIR side event at the Research Data Alliance’s 17th Plenary Meeting, the ENVRI community is offering a co-located virtual event, the ENVRI-Hub for EOSC and Planet Earth to discuss the importance of FAIR data, data services and Open Earth System science in addressing this century’s environmental challenges.

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Transfiere 2021

Transfiere 2021

Málaga, 14-15 April 2021Transfiere is the major meeting on Research+ Development+ Innovation in Southern Europe, sharing scientific and technological knowledge to promote innovation and connect science and business. It is a key professional and multisectoral forum for knowledge transfer, business and networking opportunities, and economic competitiveness. 

#transfiere2021 has the distinction of being the first face-to-face meeting of the year at the Trade Fair and Congress Centre of Málaga (FYCMA), which is implementing a rigorous protocol of specific health and safety measures. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote innovation between research groups and companies while contributing to the competitiveness of the business sector. Being part of Transfiere allows you to build networks, develop synergies and knowledge sharing practices, and connect with different a range of actors and strategic sectors of the economy.

See the programme here and click here to register. 

ICRI Canada 2021

ICRI Canada 2021

The International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) brings together policy experts, facility managers, leading researchers and a variety of other stakeholders to discuss challenges and emerging trends for research infrastructures around the world.

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EuroLag 9 2020

EuroLag 9

Venice, Italy, 20-24 January 2020. The EuroLag 9 International conference is devoted to science, research and management issues related to lagoons and transitional areas, The 2020 conference is appropriately located in Venice. 

The venue – the Scuola Grande di San Marco, founded in 1260 – is located in the heart of the old city and will only hold a maximum of 200 people, and registrations close on 15 December. 

The conference is organised by the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) of the Italian National Research Council, the Consortium for Lagoon Research (Corila), and the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari. The five days of themed sessions and poster events on coastal lagoon science will be complemented by special guided visits to Venice and an exclusive, private (no tourists!) visit to San Marco Basilica prior to the conference dinner. 

Because of the limitations of space, organisation of meetings with international colleagues from all over the world is recommended either before (18-19 January) or after (25-26 January) the conference. Click here for the conference website and here for programme details.

ESFRI Meeting & Conference

ESFRI Meeting & Conference

Zagreb, Croatia, 19-20 March 2020. The 72nd Meeting of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI, ESFRI Executive Board and Working Group meetings, and e-IRG meeting) will take place in Zagreb, under the Croatian presidency.

The Council configurationis around competitiveness – COMPET – and is organised by the Ministry of Science and Education.

For more information, refer to the website.