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Call for


The organising committee is calling for abstract submissions. To present your talk/research presentation at the conference, your abstract must first pass a review.

Upon payment of registration fees, your attendance at the conference will be confirmed.

Symposium Dates:                 3- 5 November, 2019

Venue:                                     GN Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny, Mayo

Deadline for submission:       16th August 2019


  • Submit your abstract (maximum 250 words), stating presentation format (Oral or Poster) by email to

  • Email subject line:  European Symposium 2019 - Call for Papers


  • The deadline for submissions is 16 August. We encourage early submission, as slots are limited between themes.


  • The planned time for presentation slots is approximately 20 minutes, depending upon the number of submissions received and approved.

  • An overhead projector and computer will be provided and speakers should provide an electronic copy of their presentation ahead of the symposium start.

  • Abstracts will undergo a panel review with a decision on acceptance provided by mid-September.



Suggested themes for the symposium are listed below. However,
the submission of topics for consideration across a variety of perspectives is welcome. 

  • A European View on Light Pollution 
    [challenges / opportunities / current status]

  • Action on Light Pollution
    [Policy / Legislation / Best practices models in Europe]

  • Dark Sky Places in Europe
    [IDA applications/ Programme Management / Measuring & Monitoring / Funding]

  • Lighting in Society 
    [Planning / Model lighting solutions / Social environments / Crime / Roads ]

  • Light pollution strands
    [Biodiversity / Ecology / Health & Wellbeing / Dark Sky Heritage / Cultural aspects]

  • Dark skies in sustainable development themes
    [Education / Climate Actions / Eco-tourism / Communities & Partnerships]

  • Networking in Europe
    [IDA Collaboration / NGO structures / Future Needs & Goals]

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