The congress will be held in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, where the University of Minho Campus (Campus of Azurém) is located, approximately a 20-minutes walk from the historic city center.

The working languages of the congress will be Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Guimarães, Porto and the Douro Region

The city of Guimarães is located in the northwest of Portugal, 40 minutes from Porto international airport. It is one of the most important historic cities in the country, having been declared a World Heritage Site in 2001 by UNESCO. Its many monuments and impressive historic center are associated with a past in which the city played a fundamental role in Portuguese history as the cradle of the nation.

The center of Porto was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. With its winemaking tradition, magnificent Baroque architecture, distinctive local cuisine and stunning scenery, this city has an abundance of culture. Porto has been awarded the Best Destination in Europe for four consecutive years, since 2017.

The Douro Valley is a region located in the North of Portugal, where the production of Port Wine and the unique scenery carved by the Douro River is one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Portugal. In addition to wine, this region is also known for its high-quality olive oil and almond trees, which fill the valley with colour.