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):

Registration to observe the open plenary of the Panel on Plant Health is now open. The meeting will take place in Parma, Italy, on 29-30 March 2017 (draft agenda here). If you wish to attend as an observer, please register here by 23 March – places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person but would like to follow proceedings of the open sessions, you can watch via our dedicated web stream. To register for the streaming service, please complete this form by 23 March 2017.

Registration is also open to attend and observe the open plenary of the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies on 5-6 April 2017 (draft agenda here). If you wish to attend as an observer please register here by 30 March 2017. Please note that there are only a limited number of seats available at the conference. Therefore, priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and EFSA reserves the right to screen applications to ensure geographical balance and broader participation. If you would like to follow proceedings via our dedicated web stream, please complete this form by 30 March 2017.

Those interested in attending an open plenary meeting as observers should read the Guidelines for Observers.

If you have any further questions or queries, please contact us at: publicmeetings [at] efsa.europa.eu.

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

  • 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: