Building Bridges 2018

Scientific Dissemination Event

(Open to the general public)

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Thursday, 29 November 2018

CosmoCaixa (Barcelona)

Open to the general public, the Building Bridges 2018 Scientific Dissemination Event at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona is an excellent opportunity for local residents to hear leading international experts speak on a variety of topics 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. This multidisciplinary event will be held within the framework of the annual conferences of the Academia Europaea (AE) and of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), which bring together top scholars from Europe and beyond, and is organised by the Barcelona Knowledge Hub (BKH) of the AE.


Speakers at the CosmoCaixa include the heads of the aforementioned institutions and also members who have been recognised with prestigious honours for their work, such as the Balzan Prize, the AE Erasmus Medal and Gold Medal, and the Annual YAE Prize. Furthermore, two sessions will explore interdisciplinary research networks in chemistry and earth sciences, respectively, which were funded by COST Actions, an EU programme. The programme also features an evening concert of Algerian, Armenian and Kurdish music by the Gani Mirzo Band, to be held at the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia, followed by a reception at the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC).

A limited number of spots are open to the general public and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee of 25€ per person reflects a significant discount, thanks to the generous support of “La Caixa” Banking Foundation, and includes: attendance to all sessions, morning coffee break, lunch, and (optional) evening activities.

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About the Academia Europaea (

Academia Europaea (AE) is a European, non-governmental association acting as an Academy. Our members are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research. Founded in 1988, it currently has around 3800 Members which include leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, the letters and humanities, social and cognitive sciences, economics and the law.


About the Barcelona Knowledge Hub (

The Barcelona Knowledge Hub (BKH) is the AE’s office for the Mediterranean and Southern European region since 2013.  It promotes activities of interest for Members as well as the scientific community in general, with the goal of contributing to the consolidation of a genuine European area of innovation, research, and education.


About the Young Academy of Europe (

The Young Academy of Europe (YAE) was formally established in 2012 as a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, scientific exchange and science policy. The YAE is organized as a bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognized European young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and science policy.


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