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]

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 you can watch via our dedicated web stream.

Open/upcoming plenary meetings

21 November 2018 to 22 November 2018
Attend in person:
Registration closed
Follow online:
Registration opendeadline: 20 November 2018
5 December 2018 to 6 December 2018
Parma, Italy
Attend in person:
Registration opendeadline: 30 November 2018
Follow online:
Registration opendeadline: 4 December 2018
23 October 2019 to 24 October 2019

Registration available soon