The event will be held at the Europa Congress Palace in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Address: Avenida de Gasteiz, 85, 01009 Vitoria-Gasteiz.


The Conference is free of charge.


How to get there

From Bilbao Airport (Loiu) to the Europe Congress Palace (Vitoria-Gasteiz)

  • By car: 56 minutes away from the Bilbao Airport, through the AP-68 highway.
  • By bus: take the Bizkaibus A3247 bus line to the Intermodal Bilbao, and then take the La Unión A/3714 bus line to the Bus Station in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
  • Taxi: at the airport you can easily get a taxi to Vitoria-Gasteiz. The fare will be approximately 135-150€. Radio Taxi Femade: (+34) 944 800 909

From Vitoria Airport (Vitoria-Gasteiz) to the Europe Congress Palace

  • By car: 12 minutes from Vitoria airport.
  • By bus: La Unión bus, stopping at the Vitoria Bus Station.
  • Taxi: at the airport you can easily get a taxi. Radio Taxi: (+34) 945 273 500

Conference venues:


North Hall (Reception and accreditation)

Ground floor (Exhibition gallery)

Francisco de Vitoria Auditorium (Plenary sessions)

Angulema Room (Technical Secretariat)

Mirador Room (Coffee and lunch)


Mezzanine Floor (Networking area)

Other spaces:

If you wish to place your organization's informational material, such as brochures or other items, you may do so on the tables set up in the North Hall, the accreditation area.


During the days of the Conference we will be available in the North Hall. There we will provide you with the Conference materials, as well as the accreditation that will identify you as a participant.

Please remember that accreditation is personal and non-transferable and must be worn in a visible place at all times during the Conference events (sessions and visits) in which you participate.

Technical Secretariat

Txaro Mardaratz: +34 656 731 795 /

Iratxe Hernández: +34 664 297 544 /


Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Spanish, English and French. Simultaneous translation into Basque will also be provided at the opening session.


Free WiFi will be available in all halls of the Europa Congress Palace during the Conference.


Below are the hotels recommended by the organisation.

Official hotels

B&B HOTEL Vitoria General Álava

Avda. Gasteiz, 79, 01009 Vitoria, Araba

140m - 2 min walk

Telephone: +34 945 21 50 00

Email | Web

Price approx. 110-120€

Silken Ciudad de Vitoria

Portal de Castilla, 8. 01008, Vitoria, Araba

1km - 14min walk

Telephone: +34 945 141 100


Price approx. 85-95€

NH Canciller Ayala Vitoria

Ramón y Cajal, 5, 01007 Vitoria, Araba

1,1km - 15min walk

Telephone: +34 91 600 81 46

Email | Web

Price approx. 110-120€

Kora Green Apartahotel

Plaza del Renacimiento, 12, 01004 Vitoria, Araba

2km - 26 min walk / 13min by tram

Telephone: +34 945 21 53 33

Email | Web

Price approx. 60- 80€

Gran Hotel Lakua

Calle Tarragona, 8, 01010 Vitoria, Araba

2,1km - 30 min walk / 18min by tram

Telephone: +34 945 181 000

Email | Web

Price approx. 100-110€


Lunch and dinners are included for the Conference attendees.

March 19 Lunch Mirador Room (Europa Congress Palace) 1:00 pm
March 20 Lunch Mirador Room (Europa Congress Palace) 1:00 pm
March 21 Lunch Mirador Room (Europa Congress Palace) 1:00 pm
Dinner To be confirmed 7:30 pm


  • Weather: The weather at this time of year is unpredictable, with especially cold temperatures expected at night and in the mornings. The temperature range may vary from 0 to 20ºC. Attendees are advised to bring some warm clothing.
  • Electric voltage: 220V with two round plugs. Type C plug.
  • Time: GMT + 1.
  • Currency: The only currency that can be used in the country is the EURO. EURO (1 euro = 1.09 USD) (1 USD = 0.91 euros). Credit and debit cards are commonly accepted. It is advisable to exchange currencies in your country of origin.
  • Useful dictionary:
Spanish Euskara English French
¡Hola! Kaixo! Hello Salut !
Gracias Eskerrik asko Thank you Merci
Por favor Mesedez Please S’il vous plaît
Perdón Barkatu Sorry Pardon
Agua, por favor Ura, mesedez Water, please De l’eau, s’il vous plaît
¡Buen provecho! On egin! Enjoy your meal! Bon appétit!
¡Delicioso! Oso ona! Delicious! Délicieux!


Vitoria-Gasteiz is an easily walkable city. Distances are not long and the city is mostly flat. In any case, you can make use of public transport (tram and bus) - GETTING AROUND THE CITY

To reach the conference venue by tram, get off at the "Europa" stop, right in front of the Europe Palace. By bus you can easily reach the conference venue using lines L1, L5 and L8.

In case of coming to Vitoria by car, there is a wide range of parking lots available in the city - WHERE TO PARK.