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12th to 14th of September 2024

7th International conference on evidence-based policy and long-term care, Bilbao, Spain

ILPN2024 – Conference Venue

ILPN2024 – Conference Venue

Organised by: International Long Term Care Network. Co-organisers: The London School of Economics and Political Science & Bizkaia - Foru Aldundia Diputación Foral

The 7th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care will be held between 12 and 14 September 2024 in Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain.

This year’s Conference takes place at the Euskalduna Conference Centre.

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The Euskalduna Conference Centre is located in the very heart of the city and it is the main conference centre in the Basque Country. It has become a reference building of the new Bilbao and can hosts every kind of events.

The Euskalduna is aligned with the contemporary architecture of the new Bilbao and awarded as the World´s Best Conference Centre in 2003. Throughout its history, the venue has gathered a wide variety of events from opera concerts and ballets to the last up to date events of innovation and business meetings, thanks to its large capacity and unique characteristics.

Having a strategic location makes it easy and accessible to get to the Euskalduna Conference Centre. Opposite to Doña Casilda Park and close to The Guggenheim Museum, the High Street of the city, San Mamés stadium and Zubiarte shopping centre, the Euskalduna Conference Centre is well connected to the city through the Euskalduna Tram stop, interurban buses (26-56-62) and underground (San Mamés stop).

Closest underground station to the venue: San Mamés (exit: Sabino Arana)
Closest tramway stop to the venue: Euskalduna



Welcome to Bizkaia, a region where tradition meets innovation, and every corner tells a unique story. As you participate in this cutting-edge congress, we invite you to immerse yourself in the cultural and business richness that our incomparable territory offers.

Gastronomic Delights

Savor the culinary delights that characterize Bizkaia’s gastronomy, including the iconic “pintxos.” Whether you’re indulging in the intricate flavors of traditional Basque cuisine or exploring the creative twists of modern interpretations, Bizkaia’s dining scene is not just a meal; it’s an exploration of flavors that reflects the region’s rich culinary heritage.

Business Hub

Beyond its cultural allure, Bizkaia stands as a flourishing business hub. Positioned at the intersection of tradition and innovation, the region offers unparalleled opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange, and professional growth. Immerse yourself in an environment where excellence in business is complemented by the natural beauty that surrounds it.

Bilbao, the heart of Bizkaia

Bilbao is the capital of Bizkaia and stands as a captivating fusion of innovation, culture, and business, offering an experience like no other. The city’s architectural marvels, spearheaded by the iconic Guggenheim Museum, serve as a testament to Bilbao’s commitment to a future that seamlessly intertwines with its rich heritage. Designed by Frank Gehry, this avant-garde masterpiece symbolizes the city’s forward-thinking spirit while honoring its past.

Bilbao’s cultural vibrancy comes alive with numerous art galleries, theaters, and music venues dotting its landscape. Immerse yourself in the flourishing cultural scene, a testament to Bilbao’s dedication to the arts.

Beyond the Conference Venue

Extend your experience beyond the conference walls and discover the multifaceted beauty of Bizkaia. From the picturesque beaches of Sopelana to the serene hills of Gorbeia, the region’s geographical diversity offers a range of exploration possibilities. Immerse yourself in the local culture, experience warm hospitality, and create memories beyond the conference sessions.

We invites you to a world where business and pleasure harmonize, creating an environment conducive to success and exploration. Welcome to Bizkaia!

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Guggenheim Museum 

Designed by Frank Gehry, it is an architectural masterpiece and a cultural epicenter in Bilbao. With its distinctive titanium structure, inaugurated in 1997, the museum has become a global icon. It houses an impressive collection of contemporary art, featuring works by artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Its temporary and permanent exhibitions offer a unique artistic experience.

Casco Viejo (Old Town)

The Old Town is the historical heart of the city. Its narrow cobbled streets and lively squares unveil centuries of history and culture. Also known as “las Siete Calles” (the Seven Streets), this district is home to medieval architecture, ancient churches, local shops and pintxos bars that showcase the richness of Basque cuisine.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

It is a natural and cultural treasure. This island, connected to the coast by a stone bridge of 241 steps, is known for its iconic monastery and breathtaking views. Gaztelugatxe has served as a filming location for productions such as “Game of Thrones.” The combination of medieval history, natural beauty, and its connection to contemporary culture makes this place an unmissable destination.

Bizkaia Bridge

It is located at the mouth of the Nervión River, and it is an engineering marvel and an iconic symbol of the region. Designed by Alberto Palacio and completed in 1893, it is the world’s first transporter bridge and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its main feature is its suspended, steel-cable-hung platform, transporting vehicles and pedestrians from one shore to the other. The central tower, with its neo-Gothic style, adds a unique architectural touch.

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

The Museum of Fine Arts, opened in 1914, is a cultural gem renowned for its neoclassical architecture and impressive facade. Its galleries showcase a variety of masterpieces, spanning from paintings to sculptures, representing both local artists and renowned international masters. The collection spans from ancient art to avant-garde, providing a comprehensive artistic experience.

Arriaga Theatre

The Arriaga Theater, opened in 1890, provides a majestic atmosphere inside. Its stages have hosted a wide range of productions, from operas and ballets to concerts and plays. It is a vital hub for Bilbao’s culture, offering residents and visitors unforgettable artistic experiences. Its contribution to Bilbao’s cultural heritage makes it an invaluable treasure in the heart of the city.

Basilica of Begoña

It is a prominent religious and architectural monument. Its construction dates back to the 16th century, and its current neogothic style was completed in 1901. Dedicated to the Virgin of Begoña, the patron saint of Vizcaya, the basilica is a spiritual and cultural landmark in the region. From the hill of Artxanda, the basilica provides stunning panoramic views of Bilbao and its surroundings.

Azkuna Zentroa

Located in the center of Bilbao, it is a cutting-edge and multifunctional cultural space. Designed by Philippe Starck and renovated in 2010, its unique architecture combines contemporary elements with the original structure of a former wine warehouse. This innovative space hosts a diverse cultural program, including exhibitions, concerts, cinema, and educational activities. The multiple rooms and flexible spaces cater to various artistic disciplines and events.

Maritime Museum Ría de Bilbao

This museum offers a fascinating journey through the naval history of Bilbao and its vital connection to the sea. The museum’s exhibitions narrate the evolution of the local naval industry, from ship construction to fishing and maritime trade. Detailed models of dhistorical artifacts, and photographs unveil the intricate relationship between Bilbao and the ocean throughout the centuries.


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We are looking forward to welcoming you to Bilbao for the ILPN conference 2024!

Organised by: International Long Term Care Network. Co-organisers: The London School of Economics and Political Science & Bizkaia - Foru Aldundia Diputación Foral