Scientific Committee and Organizing Committee announce that the 2020 edition of the Slovak Environment Agency’s flagship event in the field of contaminated sites

the International Conference CONTAMINATED SITES 2020 will be rescheduled to Spring or early Summer, 2022.

Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), and with the well-being of attendees, partners and staff as the number one priority, the Committees have decided that rescheduling the event is the only responsible course of action at this time. This decision was made after consulting with the SEA’s management, the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, partners, and staff, to whom committees would like to express gratitude for their understanding, patience, and continued support.

We hope the world will be able to take adequate action, and that the spread of the virus will soon be contained.
Moving forward we’ll focus all of our efforts on making our next year event even better.

We are heartbroken and know this is a very challenging time for everyone, and appreciate your understanding and support.
We look forward to seeing you in Slovakia in 2022.

Your Scientific and Organizing Committee

Original Event Date: June 10 – June 12, 2020
Postponement Announcement Date I: March 26, 2020
New Event Date I: October 26 – 28, 2020
Postponement Announcement Date II: July 21, 2020

New Event Date II: Spring – Summer, 2022
Postponement Announcement Date III: October 21, 2021
New Event Date III: Spring – Summer, 2022

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments,

we are postponing International Conference CONTAMINATED SITES 2020 to late fall (autumn). New event date is 26 – 28 OCTOBER 2020.

Rescheduling our event will enable us to provide the experience that our lecturers, partners and colleagues expect and deserve in a safe environment.

We remain excited to host you later this year and will get back to you with more information on specific dates in the coming weeks. Your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled event. The latest information will always be available at
Please take a moment to let us know if you have any questions regarding your registration here. Your voice matters, and we care about your feedback.

We look forward to hosting you in the fall. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

Your Scientific and Organizing Committee

Original Event Date: June 10 – June 12, 2020
Postponement Announcement Date: March 26, 2020
New Event Date: October 26 – 28, 2020
Full paper submission deadline is August 31, 2020.

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.