Grasshoppers of Europe

Red-legged grasshopper Chorthippus binotatus

Photo: Roy Kleukers

European Congress on Orthoptera Conservation (ECOCIII) 1-2 April 2022

The third European Congress on Orthoptera Conservation (ECOCIII) will be held in Leiden, the Netherlands from 1-2 April 2022. It will be combined with the 16th biannual meeting of the German Society for Orthopterology (DGfO). The venue is the completely renovated Naturalis Biodiversity Center, which in 2020 celebrates its 200-year anniversary. Besides attending an exciting program, extending one's network and meeting old acquaintances, the meeting also offers a unique opportunity to consult and work in the Orthoptera collection of Naturalis. 

Registration has closed. It may be possible to attend the congress, but the lecture program is full. In case of questions please contact the coordination team at

Accomodations: You can find most accommodations through or The Netherlands is quite expensive. A hotel room will cost at least 100 euro per night, for a single or double room. So sharing a room can save you a lot of money. Cheaper options might be Airbnb, and such. You could also consider looking for a hotel in nearby Den Haag or Amsterdam, from where you can reach Leiden by train in 20 and 40 minutes, respectively. 

General layout of the meeting
Thursday 31-III: arrival of participants, evening: icebreaker and diner
Friday 1-IV: first congress day, in the evening: diner and pub quiz
Saturday 2-IV: second congress day, afternoon DGfO

PROGRAM (will follow)