Venue

The Seminar will be held at the Europa Congress Palace (Palacio de Congresos Europa) located at Avda de Gasteiz, 85; in the heart of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Vitoria-Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque Country in Northern Spain, with a population of 235,661 inhabitants. It is the second largest Basque city.

The Spanish Gastronomy Capital prize was awarded to Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2014.

The city won the "European Green Capital 2012" award which recognised Vitoria-Gasteiz as the city which was most committed to environmental conservation in the European Union.

Vitoria-Gasteiz is one of the European cities with the largest area of green spaces and the most gardens per person (approx. 42m2 per capita including the current extension of the Green Ring). The Basque capital offers over 10 million m2 of parkland and green areas for walking, cycling, riding, bird watching and observing deer.


How to get to Vitoria-Gasteiz

By plane

Bilbao (BIO) is the closest major airport to travel to Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Bilbao Airport is well connected with main European cities (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Brussels).

Loiu airport (Bilbao)

For those arriving at Bilbao airport, you can take the city bus service (Bizkaibus) to the bus terminal in Bilbao. Buses depart from the airport every 30 minutes between 6:15 and 00:00, (single ticket: €1.35). From the Bilbao bus terminal the trip to Vitoria-Gasteiz takes approx. 45 minutes (La Unión. See timetable Bilbao-Vitoria-Bilbao ; choose Line/route BILBAO/VITORIA-Invierno; Astelehenetik Ostiralera/Lunes a Viernes = Monday to Friday), Flight information is available by calling: +34 905 505 505 or on the website.

Taxi service

From Bilbao airport to Bilbao bus-terminal it costs around 30€ (depending on the traffic).
From Bilbao airport to Vitoria the price is approx. 110€

By Car

Road distances (in km)

Logroño (62 km), Bilbao (66 km), Pamplona (97 km), San Sebastian (103 km), Burgos (108 km), Bayonne (155 km), Santander (162 km), Zaragoza (260 km), Madrid (321 km), Barcelona (530 km), Valencia (576 km)

Information on traffic and road conditions is available at Estado de Carreteras. You can also call +34 945 28 20 00.

By bus

If you choose to come by bus, here are the adresses and telephone numbers of the different national and international bus companies.
National lines and international lines

By train

There are daily trains connecting Vitoria with Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona as well as many other Spanish cities. If you want to come by train, visit RENFE's website.
Information about Vitoria-Gasteiz's train station

Find your way around

Vitoria-Gasteiz is a very safe and pleasant city to walk around or bike in. To cross the city it never takes more than 15 minutes walking. There are several services that will inform you about the shortest route to travel between two points in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Each one has specific features tailored to the different types of travel modes available in the city.