Welcome to the Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF), the meeting platform of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETH Zurich), responsible for the promotion, selection and financing of international conferences, workshops, summer and winter schools at the venue Monte Verità since 1989. The CSF provides an ideal meeting point for all members of the international scientific community who wish to discuss the state of the art and new challenges of any field of research.
Since 1989 the CSF has supported 20 – 25 international conferences yearly and, since 2010, up to 10 winter doctoral schools (ETH Winter Schools@Monte Verità). A Call for Proposals is published every year at the end of Spring (deadline for applications: mid January of the following year). Such events are expected to last 3 to 5 days and should attract an international audience of 50 -110 conferees.
Submission of a proposal for a CSF subsidized event is open to all researchers and university professors working at an academic or non-profit organization located in Switzerland. International collaborations are welcome.
The CSF avails of the on-site facilities of Monte Verità Foundation: various conference rooms for up to 110 people, a hotel with 23 single bedrooms and 27 (usually shared) double bedrooms, a restaurant with panoramic view, a park with a historical heritage (former vegetarian community) and a museum about the history of Monte Verità (currently being renovated).
The CSF is also open to the local public with some outreach events in the contexts of its conferences: lectures, round tables, public demonstration of new technologies, plays.
The role of ETH Zurich at Monte Verità is dual: as client of the Monte Verità Foundation (thanks to its division Congressi Stefano Franscini) and as co-administrator of the venue.