The city of Girona is located 100 km North of Barcelona, in the northeast of Catalonia, in northern Spain. It is the capital of the region of the same name, a vast territory made up of 221 municipalities, from the beaches of the Costa Brava, on the Mediterranean sea, to the Pyrenees mountains. Population: 96,700 inhabitants (2011). Area: 39 km²



Girona City History Museum –

City facts

European projects and external relations
Twin cities –
Eurodistrict of the Catalan Transfrontalier Space & Transfrontalier projects  –
European Projects –
International –
Networks  –

Girona hosts several international festivals throughout the year: Girona A Cappella Festival (May), International Amateur Theate-FITAG (end August), International Video and Digital Arts -VAD (October), International Theatre Festival ‘High Season’ (October-December).

Municipal Archives and Center for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI)  –
The Image and Research International Conference takes place each two years, the last one on November 2012. On October 2014 Girona will host the International Council on Archives  Annual Conference and the European Conference on Archives.
Museums  –
Arts  –
Nature  –

Development and promotion of the city  –
The responsibilities of the Development and Employment Department include economic development, local development, the promotion of the territory, job creation and entrepreneurship, the fairs and markets, industry, trade, consumption, tourism, service planning, service mapping, heritage protection and licences of business activities.

Job, training, entrepreneurship –

Innovation, development, technology transfer
ICT Media Cluster    – ,
BLOOM – 3D Centre and Emerging Technologies  –
Science and Technology Park of Girona  –

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Girona  –

UMAT – Municipal Planing Analysis Unit –
IDESCAT – Statistical Institute of Catalonia-

Education is at the core of the city actions. Girona is signatory of the Educating Cities Charter and member of the International Association of Educating Cities.
University of Girona  –

Research Carried out in 24 departments, 11 institutes and 21 research chairs; in technology structures such as observatories and laboratories; as well as in a hundred research groups in specialised areas of knowledge (scientific, technical, humanistic or the social sciences). The Office of Research and Technology Transfer-OITT oversees and provides assistance to research personnel, research in progress and the dissemination of results in society.
Institute for Biomedical Research – Research Areas: Cardiovascular; Metabolism and Inflammation; Neuroscience; Onco-hematology.

Knowledge diffusion

Centre for the Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI)
Nahmanides Institute for Jewish Studies  –
Institute of the Cinema Museum of Girona  –
Center for Environmental Education and Educational Resources of the City of Girona –
Municipal Planing Analysis Unit (UMAT)  –

– The city ofGironais commited with the sustainable urban mobility and is developing the Urban Mobility Plan (PMU), the basic document for setting up sustainable mobility strategies of a municipality.
Bike        –
Bus         –
Train       –
Airport   –

Tourism Founded in Roman times (75BC), Girona is a city with an ancient history and an architectural and artistic wealth, a renowned gastronomy, attractive shopping places, fairs and street markets, and a rich natural environment  to visit. Also, there are special events all year round, between them the ‘Girona Flower Time’ exhibition of flowers, monuments, courtyards and gardens at the Old Town, each year on May [link to the pdf].
Active Tourism, Nature  –
Video –

Sustainability The Municipal Council of Sustainability of Girona evaluates and monitors the process of Local Agenda21 inan objective, independent and participatory way. The Sustainability Indicators System of Girona (SISGI), shared with other towns belonging to the Network of Cities and Towns Towards Sustainability, was developed by theMunicipalityofGironataking  into account the objectives of the Local Action Plan and the characteristics of the city. The set of indicators are easily measurable, practical and understandable.

Contact person for Eurotowns

Rosa Maria Picamal, Cabinet for Social and European Studies
ph. + 34 972 419 087


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