#EUSEA2020 will take place in Cork, Ireland

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and its science and discovery centre Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) are the host institutions for EUSEA 2020. 

Cork has been ranked as one of Europe’s top eight ‘ideal cultural and creative cities’ by the European Commission and one of the top ‘Must See Cities in the World’ by Lonely Planet. This is a result of the vibrant civic and creative sector that exists here and the valuable contributions both practitioners and cultural institutions provide our city.

The EUSEA 2020 conference will take place at the CIT Cork School of Music with an excursion to CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory.

Pre-conference workshops take place at the Nano Nagle Centre Cork.

CIT Cork School of Music

CIT Cork School of Music, Ireland is the venue for EUSEA2020. Founded in 1878, CIT’s conservatoire the Cork School of Music (CSM) is housed in an award winning, state-of-the-art building, located river-side in the heart of the city. CIT Cork School of Music provides large modern theatres and lecture rooms, excellent IT infrastructure and well-equipped workshop and break out spaces for parallel sessions or workshops. Cork Institute of Technology makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of the region through the educational and cultural activities of the CIT Cork School of Music and the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and is also host to the National Maritime College of Ireland. CIT is one of only two universities in Ireland to operate a fulltime science centre; this at Blackrock Castle Observatory.

The CIT CSM campus is fully wheelchair accessible for those who require it and is fully complaint with the European Accessibility Act.

Address: CIT Cork School of Music: Union Quay, Cork, Ireland   T12 E9HY

Nano Nagle Place

Nano Nagle Place is the venue for EUSEA pre-conference workshops.

The centre is an unexpected oasis in the centre of bustling Cork City, a place that celebrates Nano Nagle’s vision of empowerment through education, community inclusion and spiritual engagement for a contemporary world. The complex houses a museum, heritage rooms, gardens, the wonderful Good Day Deli, both a design and gift shop, and a Cork focused book shop in the museum.

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory is the stunning location for a pre-conference reception and fun-filled edutainment evening.

Astronomers will be at hand to guide delegates on observing sessions; this is weather permitting of course.

In association with Science Foundation Ireland delegates will also get a taste of SFI Discover projects with site wide pop-ups.

Blackrock Castle Observatory welcomes over 100,000 visitors per year; provisions are made to have full accessibility for all EUSEA guests, with information delivered on the ground floor for those with mobility challenges.

*Blackrock Castle has certain restrictions to its tower Observatory due to the heritage nature of the building, constructed circa 1582.