Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Environment Agency is delighted to invite you for the International Conference


The conference will take place

from 10 to 12 June 2020 in Trnava, Slovak Republic

Following four previous successful editions of the International Conference CONTAMINATED SITES in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018 we have a great pleasure to welcome participants from all over the world again – this year in the city of Trnava, which is known as Slovak Little Rome.

The last International Conference CONTAMINATED SITES 2018 was organised on the occasion of of the Slovak Presidency of The Visegrad Group 2018/2019 and had a great response. We hope that the 2020 Conference  will be a unique opportunity to provide an outstanding setting for all participants including scientists, researchers, students, company representatives and policy makers to share their projects, scientific experiences, innovations and ideas about contaminated sites again.

We are looking forward to making the conference an unforgettable scientific and social event together.

See you in Trnava in June 2020!
Vlasta Jánová
Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Scientific Committee

About Conference

Key topics of the conference

Contaminated sites have become one of the most serious environmental issues facing the European Union and involving enormous financial and social implications.

The conference aims to provide a wide space for discussion, knowledge exchange among experts from government and non-government organizations, public and private sector, praxis, science and academic sector.

The International Conference CONTAMINATED SITES 2020 aims to provide a unique possibility to share experience and perspectives internationally in these main topics:

  • Legislation, policy and strategies of EU and member states in the field of contaminated sites (CS)
  • Methodologies of inventory and identification of CS
  • Geological survey of CS
  • Risk assessment – risk analysis, limit values, human health and environmental risk assessment
  • Remediation methods and innovative technologies, Best Available Techniques (BAT) on CS remediation
  • Sustainable remediation of CS
  • Brownfields – contamination clean-up and redevelopment
  • Citizen Science – Involvement of the general public into CS management
  • Case studies

No conference fees

There is no registration fee for early registered participants: Coffee breaks and lunches, welcome drink, dinner, scientific programme and conference proceedings as well as accommodation for 2 nights (check-in 10 June 2020, check-out 12 June 2020) are free of charge (gratis) for timely registered participants.
The participants’ travel expenses are not covered by organizers.

Conference venue

Conference venue is Trnava, Slovakia. The specfic conference venue – a conference hotel in Trnava – will be announced later.