In view of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, it was agreed to postpone the 6th European Congress on Odonatology, which was scheduled from 29 June to 2 July 2020 in Kamnik, Slovenia. The Slovene Dragonfly Society now proposes to organize the 6th ECOO at the end of June 2022 on a similar date and at the same location. More information will be available until Summer 2021. Information further down are so connected to the originally planned Congress.
There will be one one-day field trip during and one for 6 days after the ECOO. The one day mid congress field trip is included in the symposium. In 2020, the post congress field trip will take place from July 3rd to 8th (last day as departure day, when arriving in Ljubljana in late afternoon) and is planned to have 25 participants.
You are welcome to join the post congress field trip without participating at the ECOO, although congress participants are preferred due to the lack of space.
Info on the field trips will be sent in late May, while here you can read more about dragonflies in Slovenia. The mid-congress field trip will be made to Ljubljansko barje (Ljubljana Moors) Nature Park.
A more detailed program on the field trips will be prepared after early registration period, although you can expect a wider diversity of species (therefore check the site about dragonflies in Slovenia). The fee for the post congress tour is estimated at 450 € (including accommodation with tourist tax, transportation with minibus, program costs as for example some entrances, meals: breakfast, sandwich during the field work, dinner).
Participants who will wish to carry out their field work on their own, can of course expect some help from the Organising Committee. The same goes with receiving permit for doing the field work and/or collecting samples. Those who wish to receive a permit, have to contact the organiser until April the latest.
At the same time, we can also invite you to join our 10th Balkan OdonatOlogical Meeting (BOOM), which is planned to be held from 1 to 8 August in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A quick overview on one of the BOOMs can be read here. Students can also participate at the Student Research Camp, which will take place this year from 17 to 26 July in Slovenia. At the camp, several research groups will participate apart from odonatological group (for plants, fungi, spiders, butterflies, beetles, birds, bats, amphibians, reptiles, large carnivores, speleobiology…). From 5th to 6th June the BioBlitz in Slovenia will be carried out. We will send more information on these events upon request as there are also several other (mostly for students) options in the region.