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EANA 2023 Conference

You first need to create an account for EANA 2023 to be able to log-in, submit an abstract, and to fully register for the EANA 2023 conference. An EANA 2023 account is not binding and participation is only possible after full registration.
The EANA 2023 account is independent of EANA membership and a new password will be sent via e-mail after validation by one of the EANA organizers.

Welcome to EANA 2023

This is the first meeting after the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be only presential after two years exclusively in virtual mode. And after 20 years we meet again in Madrid, an international city with an interesting history and glamour. This workshop will connect the European Astrobiology community and the Space community in general (technical and scientific fields), with a vivid and interactive programme for 3 and a half days, from 19th to 22nd September 2023.

The meeting will consist of selected keynote presentations, a live panel discussion, our well-known Space Factor student contest, as well as poster presentations.

EANA 2023 is organized by the Local Organizing Committee (R. de la Torre, Jesus Martínez-Frías, Leopoldo Ga Sancho, Victor Parro, Maria Rosa López, Eva Mateo-Martí, Marina Díaz Michelena, and by the Organizing Committee EANA Executive Board. For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via eana-web (at)

EANA 2023 account and registration

To register for EANA 2023, please first create an account to access the EANA 2023 internal website. The account allows to submit abstracts, apply for a travel grant, apply for the Space Factor contest, and to find up-to-date information on the programme of the EANA 2023 Conference.

After validation of your account request by a member of the organizing committee, you will receive an e-mail with your EANA 2023 password. After that you will be able to log-in to the EANA 2023 website and you will be able to submit an abstract or register for the EANA 2023 conference. Please note that it can take up to two days for your account to be validated. We therefore urge you to create an EANA 2023 account as early as possible.

Abstract submission

The submission of abstracts will be handled via an online form after log-in to the EANA 2023 website. Please note that the main body of the abstract should not contain more than 500 words and will be submitted in plain text format. There is no restriction on the number of abstracts per participant. However, abstracts need to be presented by a registered participant.

EANA Travel Grants

EANA will award student and early-career travel grants as in previous years. The exact amount will depend on the number of approved applicants, but will be in the order of 300€. You are eligible to apply for this grant if you are a high school/BSc/MSc student, PhD candidate, or a post-doc within 7 years of your PhD. To be considered for an EANA travel grant, you need to also submit an abstract as presenting author.
If you are selected for the EANA travel grant, you need to register for the conference and present your work at EANA 2023 to be able to receive the travel grant.

Application deadline15 June 2023, 13:00 CEST

More information on the EANA travel grants including application procedure can be found on the internal EANA 2023 website.

EANA Space Factor contest

If you are a student or early career scientist, EANA encourages you to apply for the Space Factor student contest. This contest is a great opportunity for you to present your research to the European Astrobiology community. It gives you the chance to get to know other students in the field; to gain new insights and ideas; to establish new contacts and to develop your own astrobiology network.

In this year’s Space Factor students contest, around 10 selected students and early-career researchers will have the chance to present their research to the Astrobiology community, demonstrating their science communication skills toward a multi-disciplinary audience. Each participant will have 6 min total for their presentation (+ 3 to 4 min questions). The presentation will consist of 3 min live talking + 3-min video (as a creative and original part of their presentation, that should work as a valuable aid in communicating the science). The 3-min video can be inserted however the participant prefers (e.g. in the beginning, middle or end of the presentation). A judge panel consisting of ~5 interdisciplinary experts will evaluate the contributions of all participants according to pre-established criteria (e.g. communication skills, quality of research, etc.). Award certificates and monetary prizes will be granted by EANA to the 3 best presentations. More detailed information will follow after the participants are selected.

Application deadline15 June 2023, 13:00 CEST

More information on the Space Factor contest including application procedure can be found on the internal EANA 2023 website.

Deadlines and Milestones

First call for abstracts1 April 2023
Abstract submission1 April 2023 to 15 June 2023, 13:00 CEST
Abstract evaluation15 June 2023 to 30 June 2023
Conference registration with bank transfer payment6 June 2023 to 31 August 2023
Finalization of daily programme30 June 2023 to 15 July 2023
EANA 2023 Conference19-22 September 2023


Online registration for the conference will be possible between 6 June and 31 August 2023.

StatusRegistration fee
EANA member, senior75 €
Non-member, senior105 €
EANA member, student/PhD candidate35 €
Non-member, student/PhD candidate60 €