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8th European Congress of Mathematics – 2020 rescheduled to June 2021

Official Statement

After careful consideration of all available options and in view of the safety and well-being of all participants, a final decision was made to move the date of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics - 8ECM, due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID - 19).

The 8ECM organizers and the European Mathematical Society – EMS are announcing a new date for the Congress, which is 20 – 26 June, 2021 in Portorož, Slovenia. Please read below some of the relevant information that ensues with this change.



One of the innovations at the 8ECM next year is an online streaming format, with the possibility for full and active E-participation, besides the regular format of the conference. Reduced registration fees for different options of E-participation are available, where you will have the benefit of participating from home or even from the comfort of your hotel room, thus avoiding the crowds at the Congress centre but still taking advantage of the early summer in Portorož.

For more information about fees and options, please visit https://8ecm.si/for-participants/fees-and-registration.


Registration and a new Refund Policy

All participants who have already completed their registration and paid the Registration fee will be automatically able to participate next year. For those who wish to withdraw from participating at 8ECM due to any inconveniences caused by the current situation and/or this measure, a full refund will be granted until June 1st, 2020. However, we kindly ask that you consider alternative options, such as E-participation. For more information on refunds please see the new refund policy on the page Terms and Conditions.

We would also like to remind all who are not yet registered that individual EMS members have a reduced fee of 280 € for full participation. For more information and how to become a member, please visit the official EMS website: https://euro-math-soc.eu/individual-members.



The 8ECM organizers are happy to announce that the prices of accommodation at the venue of the 8ECM (St. Bernardin resort) remain the same in 2021. Unfortunately, it is not possible to have the reservation carried over automatically to the new date, due to the GDPR (General data protection regulation). We kindly ask that participants contact booking department of Hotels Bernardin directly at booking@h-bernardin.si for change of dates. No additional charges are administered for rebooking. 


Abstract submission

In regard to the changed date of the 8ECM, we have further amended rules regarding abstract submissions for those who have already submitted their abstracts. We understand that the content, form or certain aspects of your work may change throughout the upcoming year; therefore, we are adding the option to alter your submitted abstracts in content and/or delete them entirely and submit a new one. Further instructions will follow.


EMS Council Meeting

The EMS Council meeting will take place as a virtual meeting on Saturday, July 4, 9.00-13.00 CET with the main decisions (budget, elections, choice of 9ECM venue) being made by an electronic voting process. For the remainder of council business, we will schedule a personal council meeting on the occasion of the meeting for the 30th anniversary of the EMS, which is planned to take place in Edinburgh from 29-30 of October 2020. More information will follow in due course.


We look forward to welcoming you at the 8ECM in 2021!

The 8ECM Organizers