The 14th European Carabidologist Meeting was held in Westerbork - a typical "brink" village in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands. The theme of the meeting was:
This meeting marked the 50th anniversary of long-term research in the Dwingelderveld and the 40th anniversary of the first Carabidologist Meeting in Wijster (a village 9 km from Westerbork) in 1969.
Participants of the first meeting in Wijster, 1969. From left to right: Vlijm, Van der Aart, Lindroth, Stein, Wijmans, Hengeveld, Palmén, Van Dijk, Richter, Venema, Mook, Thiele, Tjallingii, Den Boer, Haeck, Neumann, Meijer.