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

Attend open plenary meetings of EFSA (in person or via webcast) - registration now opened:

  • Registration to observe the open plenary of the Plant Health (PLH) Panel is now open. The meeting will take place in Parma, Italy, on 31st January and February 1st 2018 (draft agenda of the meeting available here). If you wish to attend as an observer please register here by January 15th 2018. Please note that there are only a limited number of seats available at the meeting. 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 broad participation. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person but would like to follow the proceedings, you can watch via our dedicated web stream. To register for the webstreaming service, please complete this form by January 23rd 2018.

Upcoming open plenary meetings (registration not yet open):

  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
    Parma, 7-8 March 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR)
    Parma, 14-15 March 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Parma, 11-12 April 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP)
    Parma, 17-19 April 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS)
    Parma, 15-17 May 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA)
    Parma, 27-29 June 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW)
    Parma, 11-13 September 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP)
    Parma, 23-25 October 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM)
    Parma, 13-15 November 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Parma, 21-22 November 2018
  • Plenary meeting of the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ)
    Parma, 5-6 December 2018

Open plenary meetings closed for registration: