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EUSJA Study Trip to Girona, 25-28 October 2010

The trip is organized by Catalan association (ACCC) and University of Girona (Cathedra of scientific culture and digital communications -,

Total number of participants - 20. The participants have to take care for their travel costs to Girona, the host organization will cover accommodation (3 nightes), meals and transfers inside the country. The applications must be sent VIA NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS to Merce Piqueras (ACCC) -, -
by 15-th of September 2010. Any further questions - Merce Piqueras or Viola Egikova (,

Hosting association:
Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (ACCC),
Local hosting Insitution:
University of Girona, Càtedra de Cultura Científica i Comunicació Digital, /

Maximum number of participants: 20

Dates: Arrival on 25 October, leave on 28 October
Town; Girona, Catalonia, Spain – 100 km north of Barcelona, 55 km from the French border, 35 km far from the Costa Brava.

Tentative schedule:

25 October
- Arrival to Girona
- Evening:
- Welcome, Schedule, Presentation by organization
- Informal reception by the local authorities and the Rector of the University of Girona.
- Guided tour to the Old City of Girona, with special emphasis on science spots. Itinerary through the invisible (Chemistry in Girona) -

26 October
- Morning:
- Visit to the Science and Techology Park of the University of Girona (
- Global visit to S&TP, along with:
o Catalan Institute of Water Research
o IT-Media inititative
o Cardiovascular Genetics Center
o Bioinspired catalysis labs and Institute of Computational Chemistry Facilities
- Lunch at the Science and Technology Park
- Afternoon:
- Catalan Institute of Food Technology and Science Institute (Monells)
- Evening:
- Visit to the Dali Museum in Figueres, dinner

27 October
- Morning:
- Visit to the Spanish CSIC facilities in Blanes (Centre d’Estudis Avançats)
- Lunch
- Afternoon:
- Visit to Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB)
- Free time and dinner in Barcelona

28 October
- Free morning with interviews and visits to other local Girona advanced labs.
- Departure

Other details:
- 29 october is a holiday in Girona, main local Annual Fair, plenty of Cultural and Leisure activities
- Hotel rooms and meals 25-28 Oct will be covered by the local hosting institution.
- Affordable (even inexpensive) flight fares to Girona can be obtained through Ryanair.
- Transportation from the Girona airport to hotels will be provided also by the organization. Just a few kilometers away.

ACCC: Mercè Piqueras – coordination
C4D UdG: Miquel Duran (Professor of Chemistry and Comissionate of the Rector for Program UdG 2.0) – executive secretariate

Note on Strategic research lines in the University of Girona’s research environment:
- Water
- Food science and technology
- Note on main reserach groups:
- Underwater robotics
- Bionspired catalysis and theoretical chemistry
- Advanced IT: sysnthesis and analisis of graphics
- Cardiovascular genetics

Research lines, CSIC Blanes:
Research lines, IRTA Monells: