We are happy to announce that the EOU has become an official associate of the upcoming 7th International Ornithological Congress 2018, This will be the largest international bird event in history and will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from 19-26 August, 2018. The EOU will organise several events at this meeting to promote European Ornithology, and to better connect Europeans with Ornithologists in other parts of the world. The website of the conference is www.iocongress2018.com