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Because of Covid, ESPC4 was postponed from 2019 and will now take place 20-22 June 2022 in Vienna, Austria. Site visits and PERM5 are scheduled for 22 June 2022.

The European Sustainable Phosphorus Conferences are unique events bringing together companies, stakeholders, regional and national authorities, innovation and researchers, to discuss phosphorus and nutrients sustainability actions and policies. This fourth conference ESPC4 follows from the previous three successful ESPC conferences in 201320152018, see SCOPE Newsletters 92 and 111 and 127.

ESPC4 will include a Nutrient Recovery Technology Fair, with stands, presentations and possibility to meet technology suppliers presented in the ESPP-DPP-NNP Catalogue of Nutrient Recovery Technologies, currently being updated.

ESPC4 is jointly organised by the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) and Proman Consulting, with support of the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 48 Waste Management, Street Cleaning and Vehicle Fleet). 

Event address: Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere (Hyatt), Arsenalstrasse 10, Vienna, Austria.

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The new call for abstracts, posters and stands is open to 30th December 2021 for the 4th European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference, Vienna, 20-22 June 2022: economics of P sustainability, recycling, enhanced efficiency fertilisers, P removal, R&D to market, P perspectives, success stories. More details you find here.

The call for abstracts is open to 27th February 2022 for the 5th Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting (PERM5) - 22 June 2022. More details here.

The ESPC4 2022 programme is now available here.

The 5th Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting (PERM5) preliminary programme will be available soon.

Registration for ESPC4 is open here.

Registration: All prices ex-VAT. VAT = +20%.

Standard prices:
- ESPC4 (20-21 June) = 400 €
- PERM5 (22 June) = 150 €
- ESCP4 and PERM5 combined ticket = 500€
- evening networking event (21 June) = 85 €

Reduced price for ESPP members / students / presenters*
(* reduced price applicable for lead speaker for oral presentations at ESPC4 only, not for presenters at PERM)
- ESPC4 (20-21 June) = 200 €
- PERM5 (22 June) = 100 €
- ESCP4 and PERM5 combined ticket = 300 €
- evening networking event (21 June) = 85 €

Online access only:
- ESPC4 150 €
- PERM 75 €.
- ESCP4 and PERM5 combined online ticket = 200 €

A list of well rated hotels in the conference areas (central station and Getreidemarkt Campus of TU Vienna) you find here.

Links provided next to the hotel name allow direct booking with the hotel / hotel group. Apart from Andaz am Belvedere, no group rates have been agreed. Due to the Covid-19 pandemics, prices for summer 2022 may change.

A brochure of the conference facilities you find here.

A virtual tour of the Vienna City Hall can be accessed here.

NewNutrient Recovery Technology Fair: 2 000 € (1 000 € ESPP Members):

All prices are ex-VAT. VAT = +20%.

Nutrient Recovery Technology Fair: Stands 2 000 € (1 000 € ESPP Members). For details please contact  

Includes: mini stand in Technology Fair room, next to conference room / lunch area, presentation in parallel session, possibility to book private meeting space, option to provide online video for conference website and zoom

Ludwig Hermann
Proman Consulting

Chris Thornton
European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP)

Conference website address is


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Sponsorship: Silver 10 000 € / Gold 15 000 €. For details please contact   

Includes: stand in conference foyer/lunch area in front of conference rooms, logo on event communications and onsite, ‘vision statement’ in conference plenary. Gold sponsorship inlcudes "vision statement" at evening event.