16th European Bat Research Symposium

Workshops post-conference


11th European Bat Detector Workshop

Dates: 6-10 september 2024

Location: Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac National Park, Catalonia

The aim of this course is to obtain field training in bat acoustics. This includes becoming familiar with the use of various detectors, both active and passive, but also improving our skills in bat call analysis software.

Introduction to Bat Field Ecology

Dates: 7-13 September

Location: La Garrotxa, Catalonia

This workshop is designed for students who are just starting out in the world of bats and for early career practitioners and consultants. It aims to provide the basic knowledge and tools for the study and sampling of bats in the field.

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PIT-Tagging and cave-dwelling bats

Dates: two nights between 19-25 August 2024

Location: Basque Country

The Bat Research Team at the University of the Basque Country offers the chance to join them during their PIT-Tagging operations with cave bats. 

Automatic radio-tracking with the tRackIT System

Dates:  7 September 2024

Location: to be confirmed (near Tarragona)

This workshop aims to enable researchers and conservation practitioners to implement their own automatic radio-tracking set up, providing the basis for the installation of radio-tracking stations with the tRackIT System

Call for workshops

The Organising Committee of the 16th European Bat Research Symposium is pleased to announce that the call for workshops & field courses pre- and post- conference is now OPEN. The EBRS 2024 will be an outstanding gathering of bat researchers and conservationists, students, professionals, and enthusiasts not only from Europe, but also from around the world. We are looking forward to a resounding success with your valuable contributions, not only during the conference, but also before and after the meeting. We welcome proposals on a wide range of topics related to bat ecology and conservation.  We especially encourage workshops and field courses to offer participants an opportunity to learn new skills through interactive and hands-on training. This is your chance to propose original workshops or training courses. If you have innovative ideas or critical insights in the field of bat ecology and conservation, we strongly encourage you to submit your proposal. The deadline for submissions is April 15th. May 10th.

Guidelines for the submission of proposals

All proposals must be sent to the official email of Organising Committee (info@ebrs2024.com).

The workshop or field course proposal must include:

  • Title (maximum 15 words)
  • Lead organizer name, institution and e-mail
  • Co-organizer(s), if any (name, institution, and email for each)
  • A description of the workshop or field course (maximum 400 words)
  • Summary sentence (it will be included in the registration website and the program; 50 words max.)
  • Minimum and maximum number of participants
  • Duration (number of hours/days)
  • Proposed schedule
  • Funding
  • Logistic requests (food and beverage, and equipment needs)

Proposals will be reviewed by the Organisation Committee and the workshop lead organizer will be the primary point of contact. Once a workshop proposal is accepted, organizers will be provided with instructions to begin preparing the program. Please be prepared to answer requests from the Organising Committee in a timely manner. All organizers and participants must register for the EBRS 2024.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee via email (info@ebrs2024.com) with any questions or concerns.

We are excited to see you at the EBRS 2024 in Tarragona, Spain!

EBRS 2024 Organizing Committee