Welcome to Congress EuropaCat, Prague, August 27 – September 1, 2023!

It is our great honor to invite you to the already 15th edition of the biannual congress of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS), EuropaCat, that will be held in August 2023 in the Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. The conference will be, for the first time, jointly organized by the catalysis societies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Over the years, EuropaCat has become a traditional meeting place for scientists and researchers from academia and industry all over Europe. Consequently, it has developed into a forum to discuss important challenges in the field of catalysis and the related industrial areas and beyond. As we live at a time of rapid changes, the growing population, its changing needs and the ever-increasingly limited availability of resources to satisfy the societal needs dictate rapid advancement in finding and sustainably using our resources. To deal with these challenges, we need courageous and innovative ideas providing the prodigious spark to ignite the development, which only the industry can convert into real solutions helping the mankind.
We expect that the conference will attract over 1 500 participants from diverse fields of catalysis having academic as well as industrial background. We strongly encourage the participation of students, i.e. the future generation of scientists and researchers.

We would be excited if you join us in Prague at EuropaCat 2021 so that we can together innovate the production of energy carriers, chemicals and materials, while at the same time enhancing the quality of life on the Earth.
Yours sincerely,

Malgorzata Witko 
Congress Chair

David Kubička
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee


  • Abstract submission open: September 30, 2022
  • Registration open: September 30, 2022
  • Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2023
  • Notification of paper acceptance: May 10, 2023
  • Author registration and payment deadline: May 31, 2023
  • Preliminary program available: June 1, 2023


Industry and academia focusing on fundamental research, applied research and development

Industrial participants come from businesses with focus on catalyst development and production, refining and petrochemistry, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals synthesis, energy conversion including use of renewable resources, car manufacturing (exhaust gas cleaning systems, clean combustion technologies), new materials (organic, inorganic), gas and water cleaning, abatement of emissions from stationary and mobile sources.

Participants from academia include both scientists and students focusing on catalysis, reaction engineering, chemical engineering, material science, analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, photocatalysis, organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, as well as computational chemistry.