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Closing Meeting in Calafell

Thursday, 8 October, 2015
Manel Gómez
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The last joint activity with the OpenArch partners happened in Calafell (6-9 October) during the closing meeting of the project. The aim of this gatherings was to fine-tune together with the Management Team, the pending actions until the completion of the project in December 2015 and especially the preparation of the final report.

On Wednesday 7 (Day 1), the Mayor of Calafell, Mr Ramon Ferré and the councilor responsible for the Historical Heritage of the Muncipality, Mr Joan Maria Triadó, welcomed the delegates and stressed the importance of OpenArch for La Ciutadella Ibèrica de Calafell as an excellent opportunity for this Archaeological Open-Air Museum (AOAM) to work at a European level.

The morning session had a presentation by the OpenArch Project Manager, Manel Gómez about the European dimension of OpenArch in the partnership and then two seminars revolving around museum management which included a presentation of the upcoming OpenArch product, the manual about management of AOAMs and a seminar about Communication on AOAMs and especifically the progress among partners during OpenArch implementation.

In the afternoon session, face-to-face meetings between the partners and the Management Team were arranged to tackle individual aspects regarding the project development. Also, some partners took the opportunity to discuss about collaborations and even some time to visit La Ciutadella Ibèrica and the Castle of the Holy Cross.

On Day 2, Thursday, the morning session started with the Steering Committee meeting, the main activity of the programme, where the delegates discussed about the progress of the project since St Fagans conference, the forecast of activities and products to come and take the final decisions with an eye in the submission of the final report. The meeting had the presence of the project officer from the Agency who came to Calafell for a monitoring visit.

In the afternoon, the participants had the chance to have a guided tour in Tarragona about The Roman Tarraco, UNESCO World Heritage site. This visit had the support and was possible thanks to the Europe Direct Tarragona office.

On Day 3, Friday, the Management Team met the project officer to inform about the project evolution in person and at La Ciutadella some partners could visit La Ciutadella in occassion of the European Heritage Days in Catalonia 2015 (9-12 October) where students from the University of Exeter were preparing The Dialogue with Science Roadhow as part of a staff exchange thanks to OpenArch cooperation.



Tuesday 6 October 2015
Arrival Day

Whole dayArrivals to Barcelona El Prat Airport
Check “Transport and Accommodation” for details on how to get to Calafell from Airport
20:45Welcome dinner at Restaurante Eusebio

Wednesday 7 October 2015 -  Day 1
Venue: Centre Cívic Cinema Iris, Sala Iris

 Morning Session: Open to public 
9:30-10:00Opening speeches: Welcome by Mr. Ramon Ferré Solé (Mayor of Calafell and President of the Organisme Autònom Municipal Castell de Calafell), Mr Joan Maria Triadó Juan (Councilor of Heritage Area and Vice-President of the OAM Fundació Castell de Calafell) and Manel Gómez (Management Team, OAM Fundació Castell de Calafell) 
10:00-10:30EU dimension in OpenArch partnership
(Manel Gómez, Ciutadella Ibèrica de Calafell)
parallel program
Venue: Centre Cívic Cinema Iris, Room #3
Face to face meetings (OpenArch partners only)
Management Team and partners
10:30-11:30Seminar on AOAMs management (provisional title)
(Björn M. Buttler Jakobsen, Foteviken  Museum)
11:30-12:00Coffee break
12:00-13:00Seminar on communication for AOAMs (provisional title)
(Hein Klompmaker, Hunebedcentrum)
13:00-14:00Lunch at CC Cinema Iris
14:30-19:00Afternoon Session 
15:30-19:00Visits to Ciutadella Ibèrica and/or Castle of the Holy Cross (both by request)parallel program
Venue: Centre Cívic Cinema Iris, Room #2
Face to face meetings (OpenArch partners only)
Management Team and partners
20:30Dinner at Restaurant La Dama Roja 

Thursday 8 October 2015 -  Day 2
Venue: Centre Cívic Cinema Iris, Sala Iris

9:30-13:00Steering Committee meeting (OpenArch partners only)
13:00-14:00Lunch at the terrace of CC Cinema Iris
15:30Bus to Tarragona.
Meeting place: 15.35 at Hotel Lobby.
17:00-19:00Site visit: Roman Tarraco
The Roman Tarraco”, a site visit to some interesting spots of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco, capital city of the Hispania Citerior province and declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This activity is possible thanks to the support of the Europe Direct Tarragona office
19:30Bus to Calafell
21:00Closing dinner at Conrad’s. La Barra del Mig

Friday 9 October 2015
Departure Day

10:00-14:00European Heritage Days in Catalonia (“Europe, a common heritage”). Open day at La Ciutadella Ibèrica and the Holy Cross Castle.
Activities in the framework of the local schools project with Calafell Historical Heritage :
-   “Living village” at La Ciutadella Ibèrica (10.00-12.00)
-  Legend of St George at the Castle, represented by a local school (10.00h)
OpenArch Activity:
-  Dialogue with Science Roadshow, demonstrations by students of the University of Exeter at La Ciutadella Ibèrica (10.00h)