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“Sharing science: towards new horizons” - JRC at the EuroScience Open Forum 2018

“Sharing science: towards new horizons” - JRC at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2018
Jul 09 2018
Jul 14 2018

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) will be present at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Toulouse with an exciting programme combining science talks, workshops, TED type talks and Pecha Kucha presentations.


Attend the largest interdisciplinary meeting on science & innovation in Europe!

Register via the ESOF website

Registration is open until 09 July 2018.

JRC activities

The JRC will have the following sessions in the main ESOF programme.

Tuesday, 10/07/2018

  • Electric vehicles driving the future
  • How blue are our cities? Lessons in water management
  • COURAGE - An interdisciplinary dance science performance debate about sustainable futures
  • Why don't governments take citizen scientists seriously?

Wednesday, 11/07/2018

  • Connected toys & social robots: what measures are in place to assist but equally protect your kids?
  • A new era for migration data?
  • Why should we trust science? Evidence-informed policymaking in a hyper-complex world

Thursday, 12/07/2018

  • Big data and the future of democracy: How can people hold analytics and algorithms to account?
  • How citizens can participate effectively in environmental stewardship: the Vicenza case study

Friday, 13/07/2018

  • Climate change does not exist – telling apart facts from fiction in climate reporting
  • Where is the world's water?
  • Get your voice heard on public policy: how early career researchers can engage with policymakers

The JRC will also be present at the main ESOF 2018 venue as part of the European Commission/Copernicus shared booth.

Science in the City

The Science in the City festival takes place from 7 July to 15 July. Come and join JRC scientists in the frame of the following activities:

  • Cultural and Creative Treasure Hunt in Toulouse

Participants are invited to pilot a newly developed app based on the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor. Guided by JRC researchers and students from the Toulouse based tourism school, you can learn interesting facts about culture and creativity, see points of interest during a walking tour in the centre of Toulousee.

The tour departs from the JRC stand at the Science in the City festival twice a day.

  • Science Café: Pecha Kucha with us!

Come along to our special Pecha Kucha edition tailored for the Toulouse Science in the City festival!

Learn how scientists are tackling the big scientific challenges of today, from sustainability to chronic diseases. You will also learn how culture and creativity can boost the economic vitality of a city and many other interesting facts.

World-leading scientists from the JRC and representative of French organisations and academia will put big issues under the microscope using the famous Pecha Kucha presentation format, where the presentation is built around 20 images that are shown for 20 seconds each.

Free entry, but places are limited. Please register at Eurekafe, Commission booth at ESOF or the JRC stand at the Science in the City village!

  • JRC stand at Science in the City village

Come and meet JRC scientists at the Science in the City village on Place du Capitole. Learn interesting facts through two exhibits focused on:

  • How the hidden life of soil keeps us alive and healthy 
  • Health, nutrition and chronic diseases (with Colossal Colon)

Media programme

Press points


ESOF is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe.

Dedicated to scientific research and innovation EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2018 promotes dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy.

ESOF brings the latest scientific innovation and discovery to a global audience 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.

The JRC offers activities at ESOF 2018 and "Science in the City" to bring together scientists, the media and the general public, including tourists in and citizens of Toulouse.

In a wide range of activities and presentations, we want to inform about the role of science in policy making.