ECOO 2012


The 2nd European Congres on Odonatology was supported by:


The Second Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

Natural History Museum in Belgrade and the Entomological Society of Serbia have the pleasure to present the announcement of the Second European Congress on Odonatology 2012 which is to be held in Belgrade in July 2-6, 2012. The following text gives you the basic information that will help you in the registration process and preparation for the congress. For more details, please do not hesitate to contact us through our e-mail address:

Congress Hall

European Congress on Odonatology 2012 will be held in the Hall of Foundation of Ilija M. Kolarac (address: Student trg 5, 11000 Belgrade (KML file), web address: In the area nearby, you will be able to find many cultural and historical sites, restaurants, a pedestrian zone in the city center and a shopping district.


The choice of accommodation is left to the participants of the congress. There are many hotels and hostels that are available to you near the Foundation of Ilija M. Klarac (information about them can be found in section LINKS / Travelers info / Tourist organization of Belgrade of our site -

The organizer undertakes to organize the accommodation in the budget category in a floating hostel Arkabarka (KML file, web address: If we manage to fill in the hostel facilities during the congress, we will get even more attractive prices of accommodation (bed and breakfast). Sponsored participants have the right of priority, but all other participants may opt for this accommodation, too. Due to limited capacity (42 beds) we would like to urge you to give us a call as soon as possible (until the end of March, with payment of registration fees). Priority is given to those that sign-up earlier.

Important dates and information on registration fee

Early registration
By 30th April, 2012:
• Students € 130 per person
• Other € 250 per person

Late registration
After 30th April (by 31st May), 2012:
• Students € 150 per person
• Other € 300 per person

Registration fee covers: Congress materials, Congress one-day field trip, serving during short breaks, lunches, two parties for the participants of the congress (Welcome & Farewell), a conference dinner. Accommodation (bed and breakfast) is not included in the registration fee listed.

Prices for accompanying persons:

• Fun for the participants of the congress € 15
• Conference dinner € 30
• Congress one-day excursion € 35

Registration form Download

Registration deadline: 30th April, 2012
Late registration deadline: 30th May, 2012
The completed questionnaire and a copy of certificate of the registration fee payment should be sent to:

Account information

Please download the payment instructions from the following link.

Abstract form Download

Deadline for the abstracts application: 15th April, 2012

Notes regarding the abstracts:

• The thematic framework is relatively wide and covers all the topics related to the Odonata of Europe (and Western Palaearctic),
• Abstracts should not exceed 500 words,
• Oral presentations should not last longer than 15 minutes (including a keynote speeches at the sessions)

Completed Abstract forms should be sent to:

Proposed program

Besides oral and poster presentations, we encourage you to present your video and multimedia works.


Particularly interesting fact about this Congress is the opportunity to visit various habitat types of the Balkan Peninsula. One day excursion on 4th July (included in registration fee) will introduce you to the nature and cultural heritage of the southern rim of Pannonia. In the period from 7.7. up to 13.7.2012 post Congress tour will be organized in different parts of the Balkans (not included in registration fee). Interested participants will be able to choose one of two directions of movement to the Mediterranean - through Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Adriatic Sea or through Macedonia (FYR) to the Aegean Sea. More details on these routes, interested parties will be able to get from the organizers, Despina Kitanova (Macedonia) and Dejan Kulijer (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Odonatological Book Fair

One of the ways to improve communication and knowledge on the Odonata of Europe is to ensure the availability of odonatological literature. For that purpose we will organize the Odonatological Book Fair (OBF). The fair will be organized at the same time as one of the poster sessions and participants will be able to talk about, share or order publications. The concept of the fair is based on the fact that participants should bring the literature that is available in their countries and thus help their colleagues from other parts of Europe to acquire titles that are relatively less accessible.

Looking forward to meet you in Belgrade,

Organization committee of European Congress on Odonatology 2012
Belgrade, Serbia

Congress Announcement 1.5

The Organization committee of the Congress is pleased to announce the possibility of providing sponsorships (thanks to Sponsors) for a few participants to the Congress, covering a part of their travel costs, attendance and budget accommodation. A sponsored participant must give an oral presentation. Send your applications with the requested information described below to the following email address: Applications should be sent no later than 15 February 2012.

Requested information:
- application form (download it from here);
- a short rationale why you would like to join the symposium/fieldwork;
- Curriculum vitae
- a budget (travel cost) and an indication of the grant you hope to get.

The First Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

The Natural History Museum in Belgrade and The Entomological Society of Serbia are pleased to announce that European Congress on Odonatology (ECOO) 2012 will take place in Belgrade (Serbia) on July 2-6th 2012.

Congress in Belgrade will be the second in the row of gatherings dedicated to exchange and spread of knowledge on Western Palaearctic Odonata. The first European Congress on Odonatology was held on the western edge of Europe, in Porto (Portugal) in 2010. This time we will meet on the Southeast of European continent, on the border between Balkan Peninsula and Pannonian plains. Lectures and presentations on different topics preferably connected with W Palaearctic Odonata are welcomed. We would like to encourage early submissions of themes/abstracts of your lectures in order to prepare seminars. Participation of students in work of the Congress is one of the missions of ECOOs.

During the Congress week we plan to organize an Odonatological book fair (OBF) in order to ease access to contemporary literature and to promote publications of general, regional and local importance. In that spirit we would like to ask you to join this initiative by bringing your own publications or publications available in your country. Thank you in advance. ECOO 2012 will be followed by field excursions to different parts of Balkans and southern Pannonia.

Sharing these informations with your colleagues and friends would greatly improve our common efforts to associate people with interest in Odonata. We hope to hear from you soon.

Vidimo se u Beogradu!

Organization committee of European Congress on Odonatology 2012
Belgrade, Serbia