Concept of the Workshop

The workshop will include a series of oral presentations, a poster session, a few invited lectures and focus groups. After the initial registration the participants will be asked to submit the abstracts of their posters or speeches (until 5 September). All the abstracts within the scope of the topic of the meeting will be published and circulated among the participants. Due to time constraints WE MAY NOT be able to allocate everyone space for a seprate oral presentation as we want to focus more on discussion of topics proposed by the participants. If you have any specific ideas - please contact us!

Organizing and Scientific Committee

Organizing Comittee
Łukasz Łuczaj – ETNOBOTANIKA company  & Dept of Botany and Biotechnology of Economic Plants, University of Rzeszów, zielna //at//; Iwona Kołodziejska-Degórska – University of Warsaw Botanic Garden, iwonak //at//; Piotr Klepacki – Botanic Garden of Jagiellonian University, Kraków; Ewa Pirożnikow – University of Białystok; Monika Kujawska – University of Wrocław; Joanna Sosnowska - free-lance ethnobotanist

Scientific Committee
Andrea Pieroni –  University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy; Ingvar Svanberg –  Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden; Łukasz Łuczaj –  Dept of Botany and Biotechnology of Economic Plants, University of Rzeszów, Poland
Renata Sõukand – Estonian Literary Museum, Estonia; Zsolt Molnár –  Institute of Ecology and Botany of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary; Sulejman Redžić – Centre of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Faculty of Science University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (prof. Redžić passed away at the end of January 2013 but in December 2012 agreed to be in the Committee) ; 

The Workshop is organized under the official patronate of the International Society of Ethnobiology


The first Eastern European Ethnobiology workshop workshop was organized in October 2010, in Padise, Estonia by Renata Sõukand. This was a starting point for a very fruitful cooperation between ethnobiologists from eastern Europe.
The second  EEE Workshop took place in October 2011, in Királyrét, Hungary, organized by Zsolt Molnar and Anna Varga.
This is the third event of this kind. We hope that ethnobiology seminars focused on eastern Europe will be organized bi-annually from now on in various countries.

Registration and Payment

Registration form

Please fill in the registration form:

DOWNLOAD FROM HERE AND SEND TO: lukasz.luczaj /at/

Wait with the payment until your registration is officially accepted.

The non-refundable payment for the workshop (200 euro until 1st of July, 230 euro if later) should be made to:

Lukasz Luczaj
Rzepnik 20A
38-471 Wojaszówka

Bank Name: Kredyt Bank SA

Branch: 1st branch in Krosno; ul. Lewakowskiego 5, 38-400 KROSNO, Poland
SWIFT: KRDBPLPW IBAN: PL63 1500 1490 1214 9004 8032 0000 

The Polish participants pay 800 PLN (until 1.07) or 920 PLN (if paid later) to the zloty account:
 16 1500 1490 1214 9004 8029 0000 (firm name and address remain the same)


Date, Deadlines and Payments


10th to 12th October 2013 with arrival on 9th of October (afternoon/evening) and leaving on 13 October (after breakfast)

We decided to not organize th post-workshop excursion to the Beskid Niski Mountains due to few people interested in it.

The meeting we are organizing is not a regular conference but a field seminar. We are limited by the number of places. We also want to preserve the intimate atmosphere of a small meeting. That is why  participation will be on a first registered, first served basis.

The workshop is open primarily to researchers who either have studied or are seriously planning to study the ethnobiology of eastern European countries (understood as former European Communist countries including all the former USSR states, as well as the states of ex-Yugoslavia).

If you are an ethnbobiologist who does not do/plan research in this area you can still register but please wait with payment until we can see that there are places available.

Early bird registration fee (200 euro) until 1 July

Late registration (230 euro) after 1 July 2013, final payment and abstract submission date: 15th of September

The fee includes the conference fee, abstract publication and full board from the evening of 9 October to the breakfast of 13 October

The invoices will be issued by the ETNOBOTANIKA company


Abstract submisson until 31 August 2013.

Location and How to Get There


The workshop will be located in south-central Poland, in a small workshop center in Kików near Busko Zdrój, about 100 km NE from Krakow and ca. 250 km south from Warsaw.


The accommodation standard will be similar to the previous workshops with simple 2-4 person rooms plus one large 9 person room in the attic. This time we are going to have a separate dining room and a large octagonal room for the presentations and discussions.

The workshop center is located on top of former gypsum quarries surrounded by xerothermic grasslands and rocks, around 2 km NW from the village of Kików.

How to get there

We will organize free pick-up from the neighbouring towns (Busko-Zdrój and Solec-Zdrój) located ca. 10 km from the workshop place.
There are a few buses a day from Warsaw Central Bus Station to Busko-Zdrój and from Kraków Central Bus Station to Busko-Zdrój and Solec-Zdrój. Plus there are some mini-bus lines - we will try to get hold of all the timetables.
If you have a choice between flying to Krakow or Warsaw, choose Krakow as the journey is 2.5 times shorter (2 hrs versus nearly 5 hours on the bus). 
50°25’03″Pn, 20°51’30″W

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