Life on Earth and Beyond
The History and Philosophy of the Origin of Life
Ven Island, Sweden, 30 May - 1 June 2022


The meeting will take place at:

Backafallsbyn Hotel
SE-26013 S:t Ibb
Island Ven, Sweden
Phone +46 (0)418-44 99 99

Lectures will be held in the conference room of the hotel. The lecture room is equipped with a PowerPoint projector. If speakers need some other technical devices, they should contact the organisers in good time. The venue of the poster session will be announced in due course.


Participants will be housed in houses of 4. The units are beautifully situated around asmall lake. Each unit is 42 square meters with four beds and access to extra beds for children (ages 2-10) if needed. They have satellite TV and private bathrooms and Wi-Fi is avaliable free of charge during your entire stay. Each unit has its own furnished patio under roof. All the hotel units are equipped with a kettle, so that you can enjoy a nice cup of tea, or coffee at any time.

Breakfast, lunches and dinners will be in the hotel restaurant.

Fees for accommodation and meals
There are no registration fees charged for the course for EAI member institutions (see European Astrobiology Institute for a list. For others a registration fee of EUR 50,- will be charged. Participants from EAI institutions selected by EAI will be offered free meals and accommodation in a shared house for 4 from 29 May (dinner) until 2 June (breakfast) Other participants, will, however have to fund their own travel, accommodation and meals. The package rates for the participants are

The course packages cover

  • Accommodation in houses (2 floors) with en-suite facilities from 29 May evening to 2 June 2022 morning
  • Breakfasts, Coffee breaks, lunches and dinners from 3 May 2022 evening to 7 May 2022 morning
  • Excursion around Ven and visit to Tycho Brahe Museum and other sights
  • Farewell dinner
  • Course material

The fees have to be paid via PayPal to ESF (instructions will follow). For registration, selected participants will be requested to send the registration form sent to them by the course organiser back to him (email: before April 25th 2022.

Venue and Access
Please refer to the Venue and Access webpage for all information

The deadline for application is 1 April 2022 23:59:00 UTC. Please refer to the Application webpage for application procedures. Successful applicants will be notified in the first 2 weeks of April.

For all enquiries please contact the course organiser, Wolf Geppert, preferably by e-mail: or phone (++46-8-55378649). Please also refer to the practical infos and the other information webpages. Most necessary information is likely to be found there.

Välkommen till Ven !

Backafallsbyn hotel Tycho Brahe's castle Uraniborg Kyrkbacken harbour