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Event | 02 Apr 2020

[MEETING CANCELLED] 91-st Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding

The Competence Centre on Modelling (CC-MOD) of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is organizing the 91-st Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding (EWG-MCDA) which will be held from Thursday April 2-nd to Saturday April 4-th, 2020, at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra site, Italy. The main theme of this meeting is "Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding in Public Policy". We are extremely sad to announce this meeting cancellation.

Dear EWG-MCDA members,

As you know from the press, currently the coronavirus is spreading around Europe.

The Lombardy region, in the North of Italy, is affected by this emergency. The Lake Maggiore area, where the JRC site is, has recently been classified as "yellow area" by the Italian Government (i.e., schools are closed, and sport, religious and cultural events have been postponed or canceled). We cannot foresee how this state of affairs will evolve in the coming weeks. The general suggestion is to reduce as much as possible travelling and social activities.

 Given the deep uncertainty characterizing the current situation, in agreement with the EWG-MCDA Group Coordinators, we have decided to cancel the 91-st Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding, planned from Thursday April 2nd to Saturday April 4th, 2020, at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra site, Italy.

We are extremely sad to announce this meeting cancellation.

Ispra map
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Program committee

  • Roman Słowinski
  • Salvatore Greco
  • José Rui Figueira
  • Giuseppe Munda

Local organization

Competence Centre on Modelling of the European Commission

Contact person: Giuseppe Munda


Please contact us for any information related to the conference:

Download the poster


The meeting will be held at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra site, Italy.

JRC Ispra


European Commission – Joint Research Centre

Via Enrico Fermi, 2749

I - 21027 Ispra (VA) - Italy

Access to the JRC

All participants to the meeting will have to present ID documents at the entry to the JRC site during the conference days: please carry these documents with you.

The transfer between the airport/train station, hotel and meeting location will be arranged by the JRC, but please note that this applies only if you follow the instructions explained in this web site.


The deadlines are as follows:

  • Abstract submission: March 2nd, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance to Authors: March 10th, 2020
  • Registration to the meeting: March 20th, 2020

Call for papers

The main theme of this meeting is "Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding in Public Policy".
All contributions dealing with multiple criteria decision aiding, and in particular those related to the theme of the meeting, are welcome.

Authors need to submit an abstract of maximum one page (400 words) by March 2nd, 2020. Please send it to the following email address:

Acceptance will be notified by March 10th, 2020.

Download the templete for abstracts.


All participants are kindly asked to register to the meeting via the JRC's online tool:

If you are a first time user, please create your personal account. Please fill in your organisation details too, this information will be used to produce a participants' list. When done, you should be logged on and can register for the meeting itself. If you already have used this website for other registrations earlier, log in with your account (fill in your user id and password) and check your personal information: click on your name at the left top corner just under the menu bar to access your account.

  1. From the menu bar, select "Ispra" => "April 2020" => "91-st Meeting of the EWG on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding";
  2. Accept the Events Registration Privacy Statement to proceed;
  3. Continue by filling out the details of the registration:
    Indicate if you need transport from the airport/railway station to the hotel/meeting place and back. In case you haven’t yet booked your flight, you can still proceed with the registration. You can always come back later (within the registration deadline of March 20th, 2020) to change/add information on your registration. Please note that if you stay somewhere else than the indicated hotels you will have to arrange your own transport.
  4. We need to know if you are accompanied by a partner or family member, this information is important in calculating seats of airport-hotel shuttle service.
  5. To finish click on "Register"

Please note that there is no conference fee, however the participants who wish to participate to the Saturday social event have to pay on their own.


The JRC will arrange the transportation of participants to and from the meeting location in Ispra to the recommended hotels mentioned in the list here only. If you decide to stay somewhere else, you'll have to take care of your daily transportation yourself; in this case we would recommend renting a car at the Airport.

This is the list of recommended options:

(In case you book la Locanda, Europa, Conca Azzurra or Belvedere ask for the European Commission special price)

Hotel Star Rating Address Link
Hotel Europa *** Via Verbana 19, 21027 Ispra (VA)
Albergo Le Terrazze **** Via Varese 79, 21027 Ispra (VA)
Hotel La Locanda *** Piazza Garibaldi 61, 21020 Cadrezzate (VA)
Hotel Dei Tigli *** Via Paletta, 20, 21021 Angera
Lido Angera *** Viale Libertà 11, 21021 Angera (VA)
Ponti & Ponti *** Piazza Garibaldi, 21 - 21021 Angera (VA)
Hotel "Pavone" *** Via F. Borromeo 14, 21021 Angera (VA)
Conca Azzura *** Via Alberto 53, 21020 Ranco (VA)
Ristorante Albergo Belvedere di Ranco *** Via Piave 11, 21020 Ranco (VA)

Practical information

Coming to Ispra

By road

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is located in Ispra, on the eastern shore of the Lago Maggiore, approximately 60 km from Milan. Coming from the A8/A26 highway, exit at Sesto Calende/Vergiate and take the freeway north to Laveno and Besozzo, coming through Mercallo and Comabbio. At the seventh traffic light, turn left to Cadrezzate. Go through Cadrezzate towards Ispra up to the roundabout in front of the JRC main entrance.

By plane

The best way to access Ispra by air is via the Malpensa International Airport, that is 30 km from JRC Ispra. As alternative, Milano Linate airport (at around 95 km) could be used. The JRC will arrange a free shuttle service to transfer participants from/to both these airports only. Prior to the event you will receive information regarding pick-up times, transport will be grouped which may involve a short wait.

By train

The best options are: Milano Central Station, Gallarate or Sesto Calende. From/to all these three stations there will be a free shuttle service.


Download the program

Social activities

Thursday evening

The social dinner on Thursday April 2nd will be somewhat informal and will include live music. We are happy to inform that this social dinner will be fully free of charge. 


The social event on Saturday 4th will be a night at the opera at the "Teatro alla Scala" in Milan. There will be a bus transport from the hotels (only the ones indicated in the official list) to Milan and back after the opera. Unfortunately we have only a limited number of tickets available, thus the selection criterion is first booked first served. When registering in this web page, you can find the available options and relative prices (the price includes bus transportation too).  We plan to leave from hotels at 15,00. There will be about three hours to visit Milan city centre. The opera starts at 20,00.

Some information on the opera:

Pelléas et Mélisande

From 4 to 24 April 2020

Claude Debussy

Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes intermission included

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra

New Teatro alla Scala production

Conductor Daniele Gatti

On Saturday 4th there will be its first representation, we are confident it will be a remarkable event.

More informations

For the payment, please pay in cash only at the meeting registration desk, where you will receive the booked tickets.

Please visit Dress code at La Scala