Frédérique Vidal kicked off this Friday 1er June at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, of the 8th edition of the Euroscience open forum - ESOF 2018, which will be held in Toulouse from 9 to 14 July, in the presence of personalities from the scientific world.
Ahe Minister was delighted that after Copenhagen and Manchester, Toulouse will host the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) for the first time in France, from 9 to 14 July next. She also stressed the importance of organising this international event, which will welcome nearly 4,000 researchers, socio-cultural, economic and political players from all over the world.
Supported by the European Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the ESOF 2018 forum will be held under the banner "Sharing Science: towards new horizons", which highlights the multidisciplinary dimension of this event dedicated to science and innovation. Its objective is to promote a more open science to respond to major contemporary challenges such as medical needs or environmental issues. The debates will be structured around several themes as essential as artificial intelligence and big data, climate change, health and ageing, work and corporate social responsibility.
During this week dedicated to science, Toulouse will welcome a number of leading political and scientific personalities (Carlos MOEDAS, European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Tibor NAVRACSICS, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, etc.); Cédric VILLANI, mathematician, Fields Medal, Member of Parliament for Essonne; Maria Theresa RUIZ, astronomer, winner of the L'Oréal-Unesco 2017 Prize ...) who will speak at thematic sessions.
The Euroscience open forum 2018 in figures :
- 215 scientific sessions offered to nearly 4,000 participants
- 150 events as part of the Science in the city festival
- 300 poster sessions dedicated to students, PhD students and young researchers prior to the plenary sessions.
- Nearly 100 European and international companies represented