This year the European Conference will be held in Bilbao.
Bilbao is located on the Eastern Atlantic seaboard, in the Spanish State, and stands 19 m above sea level, covering a surface area of 41.6 km2. It has important transport infrastructures that provide connections to the main cities in Europe by land, sea and air. The capital of Bizkaia/Biscay stands at the heart of a metropolis with over 1,000,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1300, it is the main axis of socio-economic development and the key factor in the modernisation of the territory.