European Conference
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20-25 June 2010

Figueira da Foz, Coimbra, PORTUGAL

Social Program


Welcome reception

A welcome reception will take place on Sunday June 20th, from 18h30 to 20h00 at the Conference Hall.


Excursion to Coimbra or Fátima:

Two options are considered for the Conference excursion, scheduled for Wednesday June 23rd during the afternoon.

  • A guided visit to the city of Coimbra and the old University.
  • A guided visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima and the monastery of Batalha.


Conference dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held on Thursday evening. The Conference Dinner will be held at the Grand Casino of Figueira da Foz (here).

NOTE: Casino law regulations does not allow entrance to children below 10 years of age.


The price of the Conference Dinner is 35 euro/person.

The dinner includes:

  • Cocktail reception at the Casino's "Exhibition Hall" (dry white Port wine, natural orange juice, typical Portuguese meat and fish cookies)
  • Dinner at the Casino's "Salão Caffé" (Crème Broccolli; Roasted Duck with Cherry Sauce, Rice with Coriander and Almonds, Vegetables au Gratin; dessert; water, wine and coffee)
  • Vegetarians will have a special Main Dish.
  • Variety Show


Accompanying persons

2 (or 3) guided tours are foreseen for the accompanies:

  • Salt ponds and Museum in the estuary of Mondego river;
  • Bus-trip around the city of Figueira da Foz and the fisherman’s village Buarcos, with stops at the interesting spots;
  • Visit to Sotto Mayor Palace.


Local events

The week of 20-26 is the main prime week of the festivities of São João, patron of the city. A variety of social activities can be found throughout the week, together with the traditional gastronomic festival “Festa da Sardinha”.

On Wednesday evening there is the traditional folklore parade, which ends with huge fireworks.

Participants and accompanies are invited to attend the different events.




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