Are you able to support ECOO?

We ask all who can make financial contribution to the Grants and/or material contribution for the Awards, as well as support organisation of ECOO 2020, to contact the organisers. We will very appreciate your help.

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.

The First Announcement – ECOO 2020


Dear Odonatologists and other nature enthusiasts,
Slovene Dragonfly Society is pleased to announce that European Congress on Odonatology (ECOO) 2020 will take place in Central Slovenia, approximately 20 km from the capital city Ljubljana, from June 29th to July 2nd 2020.

Congress in Slovenia will be the sixth in the row of European gatherings dedicated to exchange and spread of knowledge on Western Palearctic Odonata and at the same time presents 10-year anniversary of the first ECOO, held in Portugal in 2010. This time we will meet on the border of Central European continent and the Balkan Peninsula. Lectures and presentations on different topics preferably connected with European damselflies and dragonflies are welcomed. Besides oral and poster presentations, we encourage you to present your video and multimedia works. As customary the working language on the Congress will be English. Participation of students at the Congress is one of the missions of ECOOs.

In addition to lectures and poster presentations during this 4-day Congress we plan to organise a mid-congress trip, stress out the importance of nongovernmental societies and others on protection of odonates and also organise an odonatological fair in order to ease access to contemporary literature and also other products connected with dragonflies and field work. In that spirit we would also like to ask you to join this initiative by bringing your own publications or publications available in your country and also other materials.

We would like to encourage early submissions of abstracts of your lectures – the deadline for early registration and for submitting abstracts will be 5th April 2020. Registration fee for early registration (up to 5th April) will be 120 € for students and 210 € for others, while for late registration (after 5th April 2020 by 1st June 2020) will be 150 € for students and 250 € for others. Registration fee will cover congress materials, mid-congress trip, four lunches, welcome and farewell congress dinner, ECOO 2020 T-shirt and the congress site. Accommodation, breakfasts, two dinners and transportation to the Congress’ venue are not included in the registration fee listed. For young or unemployed active participants also Grants for participating at ECOO will be available after January 2020.

In January 2020 additional information on the ECOO 2020 will be available on this website when also registration form will be provided.

Sharing this information with your colleagues and friends would greatly improve our common efforts to associate people with interest in Odonata.

For more details, contact us through ECOO e-mail address.

At the same time, we ask all who can support organization of European Congress on Odonatology, as well as participate in Grants, to make a contact with the organizers. We will appreciate your help.

Dobrodošli v Slovenijo! (Welcome to Slovenia!)

in behalf of Organisation committee of European Congress on Odonatology 2020
/ Damjan Vinko

Welcome to Slovenia in 2020!

Thanks everyone involved in the ECOO 2018 in Brno! Next ECOO will be held in Slovenia in 2020. We will soon upload photos and more from Brno, until then, here’s one of most of the participants during the mid congress field trip. Edit: pics from the congress has now been added to the others in the gallery to the right.

Invitation to ECOO2018

Dear odonatologists, collegues, friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the European Congress on Odonatology 2018.

The Congress will be held in Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic). It is organized by the Moravian Forestry Institute, Mendel University in Brno, with the cooperation of the University of Ostrava, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic. 

The congress will explore opportunities and challenges for Odonatologists to meet each other and to communicate new knowledge in such a beautiful and interesting science as Odonatology is.

Our congress will link Odonatology with society and help science deeply recognize and contribute to supporting joint dialogue and collaborative networks involving academics and people who are interested in dragonflies.

Organization committee,

Otakar & Kateřina


ECOO 2018

The ECOO 2018 will be held in the Czech Republic 9-12 July 2018
Libellules sur nénupharsWe have started to prepare the organization of the congress.

Short basic information:
– Place of Congress: Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic).
– Organisation: Mendel University in Brno, with cooperation University of Ostrava, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic.
– Transport to CZ: best by plane to Vienna (and by bus to Brno) or to Prague (and by bus to Brno), Brno lies on the main highway D1 from Prague to Bratislava or Wien.

Mid Congress Field Trip(s)
To pannonian lowland (50 km southernwards from Brno) for observing mediterannean species – stable population of Coenagrion scitulum, Epitheca bimaculata, Crocothemis erythraea, Gomphus flavipes etc. Second place (60km easternwards from Brno) – northermost population of Cordulegaster heros in the uphills of Carpathian Mts., Cordulegaster bidentata, Ophiogomphus cecilia

Post Congress Field Trip 13-18 July 2018
We visit the hercynic mountains, the Hrubý Jeseník Mts. with population of Somatochlora alpestris, S.arctica, Aeshna subarctica, Aeshna juncea, Leucorrhiunia dubia etc. Lowland of Odra river with three Gomphids and the Carpatian Mts. – with population of Cordulegaster bidentata.

For more info please contact Otakar Holuša
Mendel University in Brno
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Dept. of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management
Zemědělská 3
CZ-613 00 Brno
Czech Republic
mob.: +420 606 960 769