The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) will take place this summer in Barcelona, from 18 to 22 July. ESOF2008 is not just a scientific conference. More than 400 international experts will contribute to the sessions in the different ESOF2008 programmes, including plenary sessions by prestigious academics like Richard J. Roberts (1993 Nobel Prize in Medicine), Eva Bayer-Fluckiger (2001 Maria Sibylla Merian Prize), Marcus du Sautoy (2001 Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society) and Aaron Ciechanover (2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), and the opening lecture by Pedro Alonso, director of CRESIB. See