Notice relating to the COVID-19 outbreak

We, the organizers of the European Congress on Odonatology 2020, are closely monitoring the situation regarding the current worldwide spread of SARS-CoV-2 (“coronavirus”), i.e. the COVID-19 epidemic.The procedure of registering for the congress is completely electronic and excludes physical contact, which is the reason why no changes are planned in this respect at the moment. We invite all who are planning to come to the congress (in the best possible scenario) to please finish the registration until 5 April for you to help us with possible future decision about the needed measurements according to this outbreak.
At the same time, no changes are envisaged, for the time being, in the actual implementation of the congress, for we hope that the epidemic will die out before the planned beginning of our European congress.

Although changes about the early registration and abstract submissions where made: all who will register until 5 April won’t need to pay the registration fee at the time of the registration – due of the payment is prolonged to 5 May), so please do not hesitate to register. Also, we prolonged the deadline for submitting your abstract contributions not to force you to prepare them in advance if the worse scenario will come to. New deadline, for the time being, for abstracts submission is 10 May.

If it turns out that the epidemic is likely to protract into summer, however, all of the registered participants will be notified in due course about all potential alterations. Registration fees and possible lodgings, which perhaps you will settle on the account of our Odonatological Society, will be reimbursed in the event the organizers cancel or reschedule the congress.

In any case, we shall act wisely and in accordance with scientific and health standards in the organization of the congress. Let us hope that we do meet this summer! 

Further decisions regarding all this issue will be taken upon in late April, when a final decision about organizing the ECOO 2020 will be made.

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you the easiest days with the stress level as low as possible and of course all the health! #stayhome 

Less than a month for early registration and abstract submission (deadline 5th April)

Less than a month before the deadline for early registration and the deadline for submitting your abstracts, the Slovene Dragonfly Society welcomes you to register for the 6th European Congress on Odonatology (ECOO) 2020 that will take place in Kamnik, Slovenia from June 29 to July 2 2020. 

For more information check several menus at this ECOO 2020 website. Not to forget, the deadline for early registration as well as for submitting your abstracts is 5th April. Deadline for early registration is fixed and will not be prolonged.

You will help with the organisation when registering sooner than later. Up to now, we already have participants coming from 17 countries. Check which.

All are also welcome to arrange their accommodation with the organisers or on their own as well as receive some additional information if needed via e-mail or our Facebook group. More information about the post-congress field trip will be published in April, some basic information (such as the dates and the fee) are already available at the proper menu. Relatively soon we will also tell you some secrets – for example first plenary lectures.

The deadline for grant application is approaching

A reminder, the deadline for grant application is 1st March. More about the grants.

For the moment, the grants are sponsored by Dutch Dragonfly Society, Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen e.V., Flemish Dragonfly Society, The Italian Society for the study and the conservation of dragoflies and Slovene Dragonfly Society.

For those who plan to participate at the ECOO 2020, 5th April is the deadline for submitting their abstracts, as well as for early registration.
You will help the organisers if you submit your registrations sooner than later.

A month after opening the registration

Even though registration opened a month ago, we have already received confirmation of participation from Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Czech republic, Cyprus, Spain, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, Slovenia and even Australia and India.

For those who plan to participate at the ECOO 2020, 5th April is the deadline for submitting their abstracts, as well as for early registration. You will help with the organisation if you submit your registrations sooner than later.

A registration form for the ECOO 2020 IS AVAILABLE HERE. 


In Slovenia during this week we started to celebrate 100-year anniversary of our first nature protection program called ‘Spomenica Odseka za varstvo prirode in prirodnih spomenikov’. While in Odonatological community we can start celebrating that registration for European Congress on Odonatology 2020 is finally open.

A registration form for the ECOO 2020 IS AVAILABLE HERE. More about the registration you can find in the registration menu. All other practical information is published at this website as well, together with abstract form, grant application, accommodation options, how to get to Kamnik, etc.

Venue for ECOO 2020 is chosen

We have some latest news before publishing more information about ECOO 2020 and open registrations (planned to be sent and published 25-28 January). Hosting city of ECOO 2020 in Slovenia is going to be Kamnik, a medieval town in north-central Slovenia. It is located about 30 km from our capital city Ljubljana. The actual venue for the congress will be Monastery Mekinje. There are several accommodations nearby, majority at walking distance of 10 to 20 minutes. Two of them we will already book in advance and for some others we will be able to proclaim some discounts for ECOO participants. If you need more information, you are always welcome to contact us.

At menu Location you can read more about our hosting town and congress’ venue.

Atrium of the venue of ECOO 2020.