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Girona

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

 

 

History
Girona City History Museum – http://www.girona.cat/museuciutat/eng/museu_presentacio.php

City facts

European projects and external relationshttp://www2.girona.cat/ca/alcaldia_relacions_externes
Twin cities – http://www2.girona.cat/ca/alcaldia_relacions_externes_ciutats_agermanades
Eurodistrict of the Catalan Transfrontalier Space & Transfrontalier projects  – http://www2.girona.cat/ca/alcaldia_relacions_externes_eurodistricte
European Projects – http://www2.girona.cat/ca/alcaldia_relacions_externes_prog_eur
International – http://www2.girona.cat/ca/alcaldia_relacions_externes_internacional
Networks  – http://www2.girona.cat/ca/alcaldia_relacions_externes_xarxes

Culture
http://www2.girona.cat/ca/cultura
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)  – http://www.girona.cat/sgdap/cat/index.php
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  –  http://www2.girona.cat/ca/cultura_museus
Arts  –   http://www.girona.cat/artdegirona/cat/fons_ajgirona.php
Nature  –  http://www2.girona.cat/ca/sostenibilitat_espaisnaturals

Development and promotion of the city  –  http://www2.girona.cat/ca/promocio
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 –http://www2.girona.cat/ca/promocio_ocupacio_empresa

Innovation, development, technology transfer
ICT Media Cluster    –  http://www.digitalgirona.cat/ , http://3dticmedia.girona.cat/
BLOOM – 3D Centre and Emerging Technologies  –  http://www.bloom.cat/
BLOOM 3DTV    –  http://3dticmedia.girona.cat/ca/3dtv
BLOOM 3DLAB  –  http://3dticmedia.girona.cat/ca/3dlab
Science and Technology Park of Girona  –  http://www.parcudg.com/

Entreprise
Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Girona  –  http://www.cambragirona.cat/

Statistics
UMAT – Municipal Planing Analysis Unit – http://www.girona.cat/observatori/fitxa_girona.php
IDESCAT – Statistical Institute of Catalonia- http://www.idescat.cat/territ/BasicTerr?
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Education- 
http://www2.girona.cat/ca/educacio_centres
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  –  www.udg.edu

Research
http://www.udg.edu/larecerca/LaRecercaalaUdG/tabid/2526/language/ca-ES/Default.aspx 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 –  http://www.idibgi.org/ Research Areas: Cardiovascular; Metabolism and Inflammation; Neuroscience; Onco-hematology.

Knowledge diffusion

Centre for the Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI)http://www2.girona.cat/ca/sgdap_crdi
Nahmanides Institute for Jewish Studies  –  http://www.girona.cat/call/eng/institut.php
Institute of the Cinema Museum of Girona  –  http://www.museudelcinema.org/
Center for Environmental Education and Educational Resources of the City of Girona – http://www2.girona.cat/ca/educacio_casetadevesa
Municipal Planing Analysis Unit (UMAT)  –  http://www.girona.cat/umat/cat/cartografia.php

Mobility
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http://www2.girona.cat/ca/mobilitat 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        –  http://www2.girona.cat/ca/mobilitat_girocleta
Bus         –   http://www2.girona.cat/ca/mobilitat_autobusoshttp://www.girona.cat/bus/cat/linies_atm.php
Train       –  http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/horarios.html
Airport   –  http://www.girona-airport.net/

Tourism
http://www.girona.cat/turisme/eng/info.php 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  –  http://www.girona.cat/turisme/cat/turisme_actiu.php
Video –  http://youtu.be/OL1_wZQ2dTE

Sustainability
http://www2.girona.cat/ca/sostenibilitat 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
rpicamal@ajgirona.cat
www.girona.cat

 

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