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Fondazione Internazionale per il Progresso e la Libertà delle Scienza

The Trieste International Foundation for Scientific Progress and Freedom (FIT) aims at promoting and supporting the developlment, freedom and diffusion of sciences in their peaceful applications, fostering international networks and initiatives with special attention to Central Eastern European countries and developing and recently developed countries.

Founder of the Immaginario Scientifico Science Centre, the FIT is now the coordinator and manager of the Euroscience Open Forum 2020, which will be held in Trieste in July 2020. ESOF is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe, with approximately 5000 delegates and the involvement of thousands of citizens. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and discussion for scientists, innovators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, activist associations and citizens at large. From July 2018 until July 2020 Trieste will be the European City of Science, and a broad programme of events and projects will be organized with a bottom up, open call approach, in Italy and abroad.

First President and founder of the Foundation was the Nobel Laureate of Physics (1979) Prof. Abdus Salam, promoter and Director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics IAEA-UNESCO (Trieste).