Social events

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony will take place on Sunday at 18 h by the Lake of Puigcerdà ( The event will start with a short visit of the town led by the historian Jordi Palomino. Later, next to the lake we will have a show of castellers, which are human towers erected by men and women of various ages built traditionally at festivals in Catalonia. Finally, we will finish the day with a barbecue to to welcome participants at the 6th European Conference on Permafrost.

Round table

On Tuesday, the three keynote speakers are invited to discuss about “The future of permafrost science”. In our permafrost community, there are few opportunities to reflect and think about the future of permafrost studies. Here, led by Dr. Matt Strzelecki (University of Wroclaw, Poland) they will share their thoughts in an open session to discuss and debate the future of the permafrost community.


At walking-distance from the city centre, Nordic (restaurant & disco; will host the closing ceremony. The registration fee includes the banquet of Thursday night, so that all participants can share the last night of the conference. Senior and young researchers can discuss about future research activities while having a traditional dinner of the Cerdanya cuisine. For those wanting to dance, Nordic will close at 6 AM.