The light elements are essential, because their primordial abundances are linked to the general parameters of the universe (at least in the Big Bang theory). Some of the light elements are fragile, and the interpretation of their abundances in stars requires a good knowledge of the stellar structure. The stellar abundances have to be known with a considerable accuracy, challenging the current level of representation of the stellar atmospheres. It is also difficult to reach accurate abundances in the gas : interstellar, H II regions, PN, intergalactic¨.
On the other hand, the fragile light elements are important probes of the stellar interiors, and their observation helps to the determination of reliable models, which in turn will improve the accuracy of stellar abundances. A part of this symposium is devoted to this probing aspect.
The talks (and many high quality posters) which build this symposium, cover all these aspects. I will try here to point out the controversial points and the reasonably well known facts. We expect from discussions, both formal and informal, a number of (eagerly awaited for) clarifications.