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