Call for Proposals
for an ESA-ESO Workshop in 2019




Science workshops represent a unique opportunity to foster ideas and collaborations. Acknowledging the need to further catalyse exchanges between astrophysics-related spaceborne missions and ground-based facilities, as well as between their respective communities, ESA and ESO are joining forces to organise a series of international astronomy meetings, alternating between ESO and ESA sites.


Workshop location

In 2019, a Joint ESA-ESO workshop will take place at ESO Headquarters in Garching (Germany).


Proposal submission and deadline

Proposals should be sent as PDF only to:
Stella Chasiotis-Klingner (smckling[at]eso[dot]org) by 29 June 2018, midnight CEST.


Content of proposals

With this call, we would like to specifically invite members of the astronomy community to submit proposals for an ESA-ESO workshop, to be held in 2019.

● The proposal should strongly motivate the synergetic aspects uniquely associated with this joint ESA-ESO call, hence should relate to science/facility-related topics where both ESA and ESO have provided and/or provide crucial contributions.

● The proposal should describe the scientific area to be covered by the workshop and the format (e.g. expected number of participants, location, organising committee, keynote speakers) using the form provided. Tentative lists for SOC members and Invited Speakers should be included.

● When planning your workshop, please take into account that these workshops strive to achieve gender balance in all aspects, including representation on the organising committees, session chairs, and through invitations to high quality speakers in line with the gender balance in our research community. To monitor the success of this policy we will be collecting demographic information about Workshop participants—see also the important note in the Proposal form (available to download from the right-hand menu).

Proposed workshops will be evaluated by an ad hoc committee of ESA and ESO Staff. The selection committee will rank the proposals based on the scientific timeliness and the perceived augmented benefit to the joint ESA and ESO communities.

For the present call, the ESO staff will be acting as the local point of contact (LOC); please consider involving ESO and ESA scientists at the proposal stage.

Note that the organisers will be requested to submit a brief (1-2 pages) report on the event, including its scientific outcome, its impact on the ESA and ESO communities, and potential suggestions for improvements regarding this dedicated workshop series.


More information

For further information about this call, please contact Stella Chasiotis-Klingner (smckling[at]eso[dot]org).


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Proposal submission forms

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LibreOffice (odt)