Every 4 years EMS organizes the European Microscopy Congress (EMC) in close collaboration with a local organizing team. EMC is organized under the auspices of IFSM.
The Executive Board shall actively and on a regular basis solicit proposals to host a European Microscopy Congress (EMC) from societies with en-bloc EMS membership or individual EMS members.
Eligibility criteria and procedures for hosting future EMCs are given below:
18th European Microscopy Congress
25 to 30 August 2024
Bella Center – Copenhagen – Denmark
17th European Microscopy Congress - Virtual meeting
23 to 28 August 2020
Bella Centre – Copenhagen – Denmark
16th European Microscopy Congress
28 August to 02 September 2016
Convention Center – Lyon – France
A picture gallery including the best moments of EMC 2016 is now on-line.
15th European Microscopy Congress
16 to 21 September 2012
Manchester Central Convention Complex – Manchester – United Kingdom
A picture gallery of the vibrant emc2012 meeting in Manchester is now on-line.
14th European Microscopy Congress
01 to 05 September 2008
Eurogress Centre – Aachen – Germany
A "Declaration of Intend" was signed early 2005 by all parties involved (EMS, DGE, RWTH, IFSM) followed by the signing of a formal agreement by all parties at the end of September 2005 !
On April 10, 2006, EMS has signed a contract with Eveni Conference Management for the on-line management of registration, abstract submission and refereeing at future EMC and other events organized by or in collaboration with EMS. We are convinced that this is a major step in the support that EMS will be giving to European scientists in organizing local, regional or international meetings.
EMS is looking for candidates for the organization of the 15th European Microscopy Congress EMC 2012. With the growing interest in microscopy, EMC is looking for congress sites capable of accommodating around 1500 attendants following up to 10 parallel sessions plus a commercial space of around 2000 m 2 (incl. walking space). Applications have to be sent to the EMS Secretary by January 31, 2008, according to the stipulations listed in point F.2 of the By-Laws of the Constitutions. The final venue will be decided by the General Council which will meet in Aachen during EMC 2008.
13th European Microscopy Congress (former EUREM)
22 to 27 August 2004
Groenenborger complex – Antwerpen – Belgium
Owing to the developments in Near East it was agreed during an EMS General Assembly in Lecce, September 2002, that in January and April 2002, the EMS should stepwise decide on a possible change of venue. To all parties involved it was clear that the situation in Jerusalem, where the meeting was planned to be held, was such that there was real doubt that a congress in this city would be successful. The EMS president sent a letter to all European Societies for Microscopy, asking for their help in taking over the work done so far by the Israeli Organizing Committee. The Executive Board of EMS received three proposals and on the 18 th of April, a telephone conference was organised in which all members of the Executive Board participated. After this discussion, the unanimous decision was taken to accept the offer of the Belgian Society to organize EMC 2004 (European Microscopy Congress) in Antwerpen. The date of the Congress has not been changed: August 22-27, 2004. Presently, the International Advisory Board is being composed, and soon the agreement between EMS and the Organising Committee in Antwerpen will be signed. The First Announcement will be distributed at ICEM15 in Durban. We have to thank our Israeli colleagues for all the work they have done in preparation of EMC 2004 and express the hope that peace will be restored in the area soon.
Download a short report published in GIT Verlag Imaging & Microscopy (4/2004).
12th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
09 to 14 July 2000
Brno Trade Fairs and Exhibitions – Brno – Czech Republic
11th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
26 to 30 August 1996
Dublin – Ireland
10th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
07 to 11 September 1992
Granada – Spain
9th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
04 to 09 September 1988
York – United Kingdom
8th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
13 to 18 August 1984
Budapest – Hungary
7th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
24 to 29 August 1980
The Hague – Netherlands
6th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
14 to 20 September 1976
Tal International – Jerusalem – Israel
5th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
05 to 12 September 1972
Manchester – United Kingdom
4th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
01 to 07 September 1968
Rome – Italy
3th European Congress on Electron Microscopy
26 August to 03 September 1964
Prague – Czech Republic
2nd European Regional Conference on Electron Microscopy
29 August to 03 September 1960
Delft – Netherlands
1st European Regional Conference on Electron Microscopy
15 to 19 August 1956
Stockholm – Sweden