Supporting organisations and institutions

  • International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS); its original precursor was the International Phytosociological Society (IPS) which was founded in 1939. IAVS is a worldwide union of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of all aspects of vegetation. The main goals of the IAVS are to facilitate personal contacts among vegetation scientists all over the world and to promote research in all aspects of vegetation science and its applications.
    EDGG is a Working Group of IAVS. IAVS provides the travel grants for the conference.


  • European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (EFNCP) brings together ecologists, nature conservationists, farmers and policy makers. This non-profit network exists to increase understanding of the nature-conservation and cultural value of certain farming systems. Specialised in understanding how EU policies (notably the Common Agricultural Policy) affect the relationship between farming and natural capital, the EFNCP's ultimate objective is to achieve a viable economic future for High Nature Value farming across Europe.


  • Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (FlorSoz) is a German-speaking association of specialists and enthusiasts interested in the floristic structure of spontaneous vegetation, phytosociology and vegetation ecology. The association is a non-profit organization and will be pleased to welcome everyone who is interested.


  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc. was founded in 1807 and is a global science publisher, particularly active in the field of ecology and conservation biology. Among others, Wiley is the publishing partner of the EDGG mother organisation IAVS and has been providing the Young Investigator Prizes to the EDGMs for several years.


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