19th EWRS Symposium 2022

Lighting the Future of Weed Science

Athens, Greece, 20th to 23rd of June 2022

Abstract Submission is now open for the 19th EWRS Symposium, Athens, Greece

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Invitation on behalf of the EWRS


​Sometimes all we can do is wait. Now, both the local organizers in Athens and the Officers of EWRS truly believe that we will have an opportunity to meet colleagues face to face next summer, one year later than originally planned. On behalf of the EWRS it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 19th European Weed Research Society Symposium that will be held in Athens, Greece, 20-23 June, 2022 (

I wish all the best for the Local Organizing Committee, chaired by Dr. Demosthenis Chachalis. It is a demanding effort to host the EWRS Symposium, to follow traditions and to offer unforgettable site-specific experiences. In practice, the Symposium arrangements will be a teamwork by the LoCom and EWRS, so please follow the information flow at the Symposium web site as well as at the EWRS main web site to stay up to date.   

The EWRS is responsible for the scientific content of the event with oral and poster Sessions. The final Program is dependent on your contributions. So, I kindly encourage you to start writing your abstracts. Have a look at the pre-defined Session themes and select the most suitable one for your presentations. For the first time, the EWRS Event Manager will be used to upload abstract texts. If you have any specific questions related to the scientific program, feel free to contact the Scientific Secretary of EWRS, Prof. Hüsrev Mennan ( Any questions about the abstract submission process can be send to the Communication Office (

The EWRS Symposia have always included and offered both scientific and social aspects of getting together with participants from more than 40 countries. It is highly stimulating when experienced experts meet scientists who are in their early steps of career, a true learning opportunity on both sides. Indeed, one of the main objectives of Symposium is that we all bring back new ideas and concepts in developing sustainable weed management solutions for our own home regions and branches of activity. Hope to spend warm moments together with you in Athens next summer!

Jukka Salonen, EWRS President