European Regional Committee

The European Meeting of Statisticians

The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) is the main event sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society. Its organisation is accomplished following guidelines, whose current version has been established in 2013.


Expression of interest to host EMS 2022

The European Regional Committee (ERC) of the Bernoulli Society invites interested parties to express their interest to host and organise the European Meeting of Statisticians in 2022.

The deadline for receipt of the expression of interest is 31 March 2019; it is anticipated that the winner will be announced shortly afterwards. Expressions of interest should be emailed to the chair of the ERC, Marloes Maathuis.

The following notes are intended to aid potential organisers. An expression of interest should specify the following:

1) Names and affiliations of academics who have provisionally agreed to serve on the Local Organising Committee. It is important that this team contains sufficiently many energetic people to cover fully the oversight of this big event. The team should also include a couple of senior academics in probability and statistics who have strong research records and international profiles, and who are prepared to commit to ensure that the proposed conference will add distinction to their institution. Note that the scientific programme is the responsibility of the Scientific Programme Committee, which is appointed by the ERC.

2) The proposed site for the congress. Consideration should be given to both meeting facilities and accommodation. Regarding the former, there needs to be access to a large auditorium able to accommodate 500 attendees, in addition to an adequate supply of breakout rooms for smaller sessions, and good supply of space for fruitful discussions. For accommodation, there needs to be a good supply of reasonably priced local accommodation.

3) A range of proposed dates. Previous experience suggests that July is particularly successful. The selection of this date range should involve explicit consideration of various competing meetings and conferences around the world, to the extent that details are known at this advanced stage of planning.

4) A case for the EMS 2022 to be held at the proposed location.

Detailed costings are not required at this preliminary stage. The ERC aims to ensure good geographic spread of its meetings, and will take into account the locations of previous editions of the conference.


The complete series of
European Meeting of Statisticians

  1. 1962, Dublin (IE)
  2. 1963, Copenhagen (DK)
  3. 1964, Bern (CH)
  4. 1966, London (GB)
  5. 1968, Amsterdam (NL)
  6. 1970, Hannover (DE)
  7. 1972, Budapest (HU)
  8. 1974, Praha (CZ)
  9. 1976, Grenoble (FR)
  10. 1977, Leuven (BE)
  11. 1978, Oslo (NO)
  12. 1979, Varna (BG)
  13. 1980, Brighton (GB)
  14. 1981, Wroclaw (PL)
  15. 1982, Palermo (IT)
  16. 1984, Marburg (DE)
  17. 1987, Thessaloniki (GR)
  18. 1988, Berlin (DE)
  19. 1991, Barcelona (ES)
  20. 1992, Bath (GB)
  21. 1995, Aarhus (DK)
  22. 1998, Vilnius (LT)
  23. 2001, Funchal (PT)
  24. 2002, Praha (CZ)
  25. 2005, Oslo (NO)
  26. 2006, Torun (PL)
  27. 2009, Toulouse (FR)
  28. 2010, Piraeus (GR)
  29. 2013, Budapest (HU)
  30. 2015, Amsterdam (NL)
  31. 2017, Helsinki (FI)
  32. 2019, Palermo (IT)

(NB: Country codes above are according to ISO 3166)

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