Building Bridges 2018

The Barcelona Knowledge Hub (AE-BKH) was pleased to host the 30th Annual Conference of the Academia Europaea (AE) and 7th of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), “Building Bridges 2018”, held on the 28th and 29th of November 2018. (Programme)

The first day of the conference, held at the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC), consisted of Section/Class Workshops (Abstracts Class A1, Class A2, Class B-PE), a meeting of AE Hubs, the Annual Business Meeting and the Welcome to New Members, followed by the Disputatio of Barcelona 2018 debate. On the second day, the multidisciplinary Building Bridges 2018 Scientific Dissemination Event took place at CosmoCaixa and featured leading scholars from Europe and beyond, in fields ranging from science and technology to the humanities and social sciences, as well as on the current challenges of research and academia as a whole. The programme concluded with a spectacular concert of Mediterranean music by the Gani Mirzo Band at the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia, followed by a farewell cocktail reception at the Institute for Catalan Studies. (Photo gallery)

Finally, dozens of delegates participated in the traditional Post-Conference Field Trip on the 30th of November, which featured a boat ride on Banyoles Lake, a visit to the nearby lava flows, a traditional Catalan meal and wine and olive oil tasting, a tug-of-war tournament, and a tour of the Medieval and Jewish Quarters of Besalú.