The purpose of colloquia

The objective is to provide opportunities for scientists from all of Europe to meet each other and to discuss their current research. The scientists and engineers in the small and medium-sized countries in Europe are in special need of mutual support and scientific exchanges, since no one of these countries by itself can adequately cover all aspects of mechanics. Since Europe is a compact area, rapidly-planned inexpensive meetings are possible; and by holding such meetings we hope to improve scientific communication in this area and thereby advance the development of mechanics.

Essential features of EUROMECH Colloquia are that they are specialized in content, small in size and informal in character. This type of scientific meeting has been found in practice to give good results and to meet a definite need.