Social programme

Wednesday 20 August, 17:00-18:30:  Welcome Reception

Academy Building, Broerstraat 5

academieposterruimte Welcome at thacadgebe venue of the conference by Professor Elmer Sterken, Rector of the University of Groningen. Opportunity to meet and greet other delegates.

Snacks and drinks will be served.

This  reception is offered to you by the University of Groningen, the Municipality of Groningen and the Province of Groningen.

Thursday 21 August, 18:30-20:00: Reception Groninger Museum

Groninger Museum, Museumeiland 1

Picture5museum_hal The Groningen Museum is extroverted and multi-coloured. With its versatile collection of art and antiquities and a series of particular and innovative exhibitions in an international style, this museum appeals to a broad audience. A work of art in itself where each room refers to its collection, this building was constructed by various famous architects and forms an inspiring accommodation for a likewise content.

Kaspar Martens, head of collections, will introduce you to the museum and you will have free access to the main exhibition of the museum. There will be drinks and snacks during the reception.


Friday 22 August, 19:30-late: Conference dinner

Huize Maas, Vismarkt 52, Groningen (Google maps)

huize_maasouttakesThe EUROCALL2014 conference dinner will take place in Huize Maas, Vismarkt, 52 (3-min walk through Oude Kijk In’t Jatstraat and Stoeldraaiersstraat from the Academy building).

From 10 PM a band will be playing. We have hired The Outtakes, playing vintage classic rock from the sixties and early seventies. At the special request of the EUROCALL crowd, the dance floor will open right after the dinner!

There is a separate registration for the dinner (€40).  Drinks are included until 22:30. Registration is possible up to Monday 18 August at the latest by sending an email to


Other events


Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen

21-31 August

(Tip: Visit after reception in Groninger Museum!)

Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen is the somewhat curious combination of a cutting-edge international art festival and a large-scale summer fest for 135,000 visitors.

The heart of the festival is the idyllic Noorderplantsoen (a city park) where, for eleven summer days, a freely accessible festival village appears almost out of nowhere to provide a setting for theatre, dance, music, literature and visual art in combination with eating, drinking and social encounters.

See also: Website Noorderzon










Grand Finale 400th Anniversary Celebration

22 August 11:30 PM-23 August 1:00 AM

The Grand Finale of the anniversary celebrations will take place on Broerplein with a short festive programme lasting from 11.30 p.m. until around 1 a.m., which will include a midnight toast to the University. King’s Commissioner Max van den Berg and Mayor Ruud Vreeman will present Rector Magnificus Elmer Sterken with a copy of the book 400 jaar Universiteit Groningen; van 1614 tot 2014 by Beno Hofman.

A work of art by Peter Musschenga entitled SHA_RE will be unveiled in the stairwell of the University Library building at 11.30 p.m. This work of art is a gift to the 400-year-old University from the Groningen University Fund. Guests will be given an opportunity to inspect and admire the artwork after midnight. A smaller exhibition in the Library explains more about ‘the making of’ the work of art.

See also: Website University of Groningen













20-28 August

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