Every second year the Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH) organizes SEH European Congress of Herpetology in one of European countries and together with Local Organising Committee. SEH European Congress of Herpetology provides an opportunity for scientists, conservationists and policy makers from Europe and abroad to get together and discuss current results and trends in the field of herpetology..
The conference will include four plenary lectures, sessions on specific fields of herpetology, special sessions, workshops, the SEH Ordinary General Meeting and excursions, as well as a rich social programme.
The logo for the XXI SEH meeting was envisioned as the sillhouete of a head of the most common Serbian venomous snake, the Nose-horned viper (Vipera ammodytes) incorporated into the traditional Pirot carpet or Pirot kilim (Pirotski ćilim) pattern. Pirot is a town in eastern Serbia known for its rich history, geography, and biological diversity. Carpet and tapestry weaving in this region date back to the Middle Ages, and Pirot was for a long time recognized as the most important rug-making center in the Balkans. This tradition is listed as the Intangible cultural heritage of Serbia and Pirot carpet is regarded as one of our national symbols.