ESOF 2018 EuroScience Open Forum Toulouse

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The MCAA partnered with Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona) to organise the Final European Science Slam 2018. The event took place on Saturday 7th July in Toulouse as a Science in the City event for the EuroScience Open Forum 2018. Enjoy the performances of the six slammer finalists: Valerie Bentivegna, Yoran Beldengrün, Martina Pesaresi, Gunter Auzinger, Ondřej Kovanda, and Carrie Ankerstein, and let yourself get inspired for your next research communication!

EuroScience Open Forum 2018 playlist on YouTube


EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe, and it only happens once every two years. The ESOF 2018 will take place in Toulouse, France, from July 9-14.

The MCAA will be well-represented at ESOF 2018, with eight programme sessions coordinated by MCAA members co-organisation of a Science in the City event, collaboration with the European Commission in the MSCA Satellite event on July 7-8, and promotion of MCAA with an official presence and at the EuroScience booth.

Looking forward to meeting you in Toulouse!

MCAA led sessions and events




SAT 7/7/2018 & SUN 8/7/2018

all day

MSCA satellite event

European Commission (HERE)

SATURDAY 7/7/2018 

from 08:45 to 10:00

European Science Slam

Free tickets for the 2018 final of the European Science slam

The Final European Science Slam 2018 will be on Saturday 7th July (20h00 to 22h30) in Toulouse (Le Taquin, 23 Rue des Amidonniers, 31000 Toulouse). At the event you can enjoy a drink while hearing young researchers compete to give the most interesting ten-minute talk. Julia Offe will moderate the event and the six slammer finalists are Valerie Bentivegna, and Yoran Beldengrün (both representing the MCAA), along with Martina Pesaresi, Gunter Auzinger, Ondřej Kovanda, and Carrie Ankerstein.

At the science slam there is no judging panel, because the audience scores the performances. You can be the judge! The speaker with the highest score will be the European Science Slam champion 2018.

The MCAA has managed to secure some free tickets for this event, so that MCAA can lend their support to our two finalists. Please reserve your ticket now at:

Please note that if these tickets are not taken by MCAA members, they will be offered to non-members in the days before the event – so book your place now to avoid disappointment.

MCAA; Wissenschaft im Dialog (Germany); Centre for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona)

MONDAY 9/7/2018 

from 08:30 to 12:30

France Chapter ESOF Satellite Meeting

The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) France Chapter  organizes an ESOF Satellite Meeting on July, 9. The meeting is dedicated to the role of researchers in both academia and business, and in shaping the future of European science. A specific round table on alternative career paths for researchers will also be held.

Please, find the program of the MCAA France Chapter meeting here.

The attendance is free and open to the public, but it requires to be registered here by July 2.

MCAA France Chapter

TUESDAY 10/7/2018 

from 08:30 to 09:45

Horizon Europe: The future European framework for research and innovation beyond horizon 2020

With MCAA invited speaker (Angela Bellia)

Plenary Panel Discussion

TUESDAY 10/7/2018 

from 08:45 to 10:00

Environmental impact of transportation on Europe:

view of science and industry

Pavlo Bazilinsky


from 13:30 to 14:45 

MCAA Special session:

Core issues for early career researchers and strategies for effective media outreach

Mostafa Moonir Shawrav

WEDNESDAY 11/07/2018 

from 10:15 to 11:30

Refugees and Higher Education.

A discussion of best practices to integrate displaced students and academics in higher education

Miguel Antonio Lim

WEDNESDAY 11/07/2018 

from 13:30 to 14:45

Researchers Associations beyond borders:

how many computations to design an interactive constellation?

Maria-Antonietta Buccheri  

WEDNESDAY 11/07/2018 

from 17:00 to 18:15

The lost generation of European Scientists:

How to make the system more sustainable?

Sara Ricardo

Gilles Mirambeau


THURSDAY 12/07/2018 

from 17:00 to 18:15

Open science: from concept to implementation

 Maja Mise 

FRIDAY 13/07/2018 

from 8:45 to 10:00

Perspective of Humanities and Social Sciences Researchers.

Challenges, Prosperity and Guidance

Nina Diaz Fernandez

FRIDAY 13/07/2018 

from 10.15-11.30

Family-Friendly Research to boost Women’s Research Career

How to address work-life conflicts and balance professional and personal life in career development in research

Giovanna Avellis

FRIDAY 13/07/2018 

from 17:00 to 18:15

Increasing Awareness of Researcher Mental Health

 Brian Cahill



Toulouse, 31000, Toulouse city center


Online / Webinar

07 Jul 2018


Event Start Date
07 Jul 2018

Event End Date
13 Jul 2018

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