The European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) is a non-profit international society devoted to the promotion of scientific research under various gravity conditions in Europe. The organization, established in 1979, provides a networking platform for all scientists interested in life and physical sciences and technology in space or on ground. ELGRA aims at representing and strengthening the scientific community of gravity-related research and helping young scientists and engineers get involved in low- and hyper-gravity research through educational programs.

You can join ELGRA at http://www.elgra.org/


In 2022, ELGRA celebrates its Symposium in Lisbon, which could not take place in 2021 due to the health situation. Therefore, the 2022 Symposium will be the first chance to meet after the successful 2019 Symposium in Granada.

The 2022 Symposium will be a great opportunity to discuss the research carried out for the last 3 years and to design plans for the coming years.

A selection of the presented papers will be published in a special issue of Microgravity Science and Technology. 


Lisbon is just a short flight away. 1-3 hours from most European cities and 5-8 hours from North America. We are the closest european capital to North America. The Lisbon Airport is centrally located only 15 min transfer from city centre and 30-45 min to Cascais or Sintra. The Airport is served by all major air lines and with daily non stop connections to all major European cities as well as the US, South America and Africa (more than 50 destinations).