Observers - attend open scientific meetings

Follow EFSA's scientists up close. Attend scientific meetings open to observers.

Observers can attend EFSA’s open plenary meetings to see first-hand how EFSA’s Scientific Committee and its Scientific Panels discuss and adopt their scientific assessments. We encourage attendees to pose questions to EFSA’s scientific experts.

  • All attendees should read EFSA’s Guidelines for Observers before registering to attend an open plenary meeting.
  • For questions or queries on open plenary meetings at EFSA, please contact us at: publicmeetings [at] efsa.europa.eu

Open plenary meetings (registration now open):

At this moment in time there are no plenary meetings open for registration. Registration for the PLH open plenary in March 2017 is expected to be opened in mid-February 2017. Should you have any questions or queries, please contact us at: publicmeetings [at] efsa.europa.eu

Those interested in attending an open plenary meeting as observers should read the following guidelines:

Upcoming open plenary meetings in 2017 (registration not yet open):

  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Health (PLH)
    Parma, 29-30 March 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA)
    Parma, 4-6 April 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW)
    Parma, 10-11 May 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR)
    Parma, 5-6 July 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Scientific Committee (SC)
    Parma, 12-13 July  2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM)
    Parma, 19-21 September 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP)
    Parma, 26-28 September 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
    Parma, 25-26 October 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS)
    Parma, 20-23 November 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF)
    Parma, 28-30 November 2017
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ)
    Parma, 6-7 December 2017

Open plenary meetings closed for registration: