Every three years OPTIMA organizes an international meeting structured in multidisciplinary symposia which cover different aspects of Mediterranean botany.

The XVI OPTIMA Meeting will be held in Athens (Greece) in the first week of October 2019.

The XV OPTIMA Meeting took place in Motpellier (France) the 6th-11th june 2016. Go to the website of this meeting, download the book of abstracts here and check the list of participants here. The Proceedings consist of the individual contributions published in Flora Mediterranea.

The XIV OPTIMA Meeting took place in Palermo (Italy)  the 9th-15th September 2013.Go to the website of this meeting, download the book of abstracts here and see the posters here. The Proceedings consist of the individual contributions published in Flora Mediterranea.

The XIII OPTIMA Meeting took place in Antalya (Turkey)  the 22th-27th March 2010. For more information on this meeting click here, download the book of abstracts here, see the posters here, or see photos by Hüsnü Can Baser here.

The XII OPTIMA Meeting took place in Pisa (Italia) the 10th-16th September 2007. See photos by Hüsnü Can Baser here.

The XI OPTIMA Meeting took place in Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro Republic) the 5th-11th September 2004. For more information on this meeting click here.

The X OPTIMA Meeting took place in Palermo (Italy) the 13th-19th September 2001.

The IX OPTIMA Meeting took place in Paris (France) the 11th-17th May 1998.

The VIII OPTIMA Meeting took place in Sevilla (Spain) the 25th September-1th October 1995.

The VII OPTIMA Meeting took place in Borovec (Bulgaria) the 18th-30th July 1993.

The VI OPTIMA Meeting took place in Delfi (Greece) the 10th-16th September 1989.

The V OPTIMA Meeting took place in Istanbul (Turkey) the 8th-15th September 1986.

The IV OPTIMA Meeting took place in Palermo (Italy) the 6th-12th June 1983.

The III OPTIMA Meeting took place in Madrid (Spain) the 8th-14th September 1980.

The II OPTIMA Meeting took place in Firenze (Italy) the 23th-29th May 1977.

The I OPTIMA Meeting took place in Iraklion (Greece) the 22th-28th September 1975.