ESOF 2018


Faria Khan, NaMeS PhD student, took part in the Euro Science open forum 2018, which was a great networking event to bring about scientists, researchers, policy makers, students, innovators and journalists under one platform. Participation in the event was enlightening and engaging for her with a lot of parallel sessions, activities and satellite events taking place in the city of Toulouse. For Faria, the participation in Marie Curie Satellite Event on 8th July 2018 was a novel experience, in which scientific discussions and policy making were discussed in an open environment.

Preceding participation in main event of ESOF 2018 from 9th to 14th July 2018, was a great platform for learning and a way to see science and research in a new light. Faria Khan presented her own MSCA- funded research project in the form of a poster presentation on 10th of July 2018 in the form of poster competition. It was a platform well arranged to promote and share research amongst participants and visitors from all across Europe. Furthermore, different parallel sessions, flash presentations and workshops kept the participants highly engaged.

An interesting part of the event for PhD students was the Afternoon with Prof session. She had a great time meeting with Professor Camille Parmesan and having discussion on climatic change research and policy over a cup of coffee. ESOF party on 12th July at Aerospace Museum following the event was a perfect way to engage the participants into the beauty and science promotion carried out within the pink city of Toulouse. To sum it up, the ESOF event kept the participants engaged in both the science, policy making and promotion of science sessions, parallel satellite events.


8-14 July 2018


Toulouse, France




Faria Khan

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.