The European Consortium for Astroparticle Theory (EuCAPT, https://www.eucapt.org) is a new initiative, with central hub at CERN, that aims to bring together the European community of theoretical astroparticle physicists and cosmologists. Our goals are to increase the exchange of ideas and knowledge; to coordinate scientific and training activities; to help scientists attract adequate resources for their projects; and to promote a stimulating, fair and open environment in which young scientists can thrive. More than 660 scientists completed the 1st EuCAPT census in January 2020, and expressed an interest in EuCAPT activities.
We are delighted to announce the 1st edition of the EuCAPT annual symposium, the flagship event of our consortium, that aims to provide an interdisciplinary Europe-wide forum to discuss opportunities and challenges in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology. We invite all scientists (PhD students, postdocs, and staff) active in these fields of research to join us at CERN from Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2020. The symposium will include invited and contributed presentations, and young scientists will have the opportunity to present their work with lightning talks and posters. Beside scientific presentations, the programme also includes: thematic parallel sessions; a plenary session dedicated to the planning of a community-wide white paper; an award ceremony for the best presentations and posters from young scientists.