Ouverture du congrès Européen 2020 – rescheduled for next year

The European Congress of the IUSSI 2020, which was scheduled to be held at the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France in August this year has now been rescheduled for next year (presumably at the same location):


Dear colleagues and friends,


Given the progression of the coronavirus epidemics (COVID-19), the intensification of confinement measures in many parts of the world, and the lack of visibility about the end of the crisis, it now seems very difficult to maintain the organisation of the EU-IUSSI congress in Toulouse this August. Even after the end of specific confinement actions, probably at different times in different countries, it is likely that travels and human interactions will remain regulated for several months making it difficult to hold any meeting.


After discussing with delegates of all European sections and the International Union, we decided to postpone the congress to 22-25 of August 2021, hoping for better times. Plenary speakers, symposium organizers, and invited symposium speakers will be asked to contribute again, as in the initial plan.


Although many of you already submitted abstracts on the congress web site, normally no payment could have been done at this date. If you think you did so, please contact us (marie-angele.albouy@univ-tlse3.fr).


We are sure you will understand this difficult but important decision

Please take care,

The organizing committee


Mathieu Lihoreau,

Raphael Jeanson,

Vincent Fourcassié,

Marie-Ange Albouy,

Aurore Avargues-Weber,

Jean-Marc Devaud,

Audrey Dussutour,

Martin Giurfa,

Tamara Gomez-Moracho,

Christian Jost,

Stéphane Kraus,

Jean-Paul Lachaud,

Gérard Latil,

Coline Monchanin,

Pierre Moretto,

Guy Theraulaz,

Séverine Trannoy,

Antoine Wystrach





Le Congrès Européen de l’Union International pour l’Etude des Insectes Sociaux aura lieu cette année a Toulouse, du 23 au 26 aout. La soumission des résumés et l’enregistrement sont désormais ouverts (deadline 3 mai). Vous trouverez toutes les informations importantes sur le site web du congres: https://eu-iussi2020.sciencesconf.org.

On vous attends tous a Toulouse!
Mathieu Lihoreau,
pour le comité d’organisation

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