Both the scientific sessions, meals and accommodation will be located at Casa do Espírito Santo , on the top of a hill surrounding the town. This self-contained and quiet environment will hopefully provide for maximal interaction between the participants and a good working atmosphere.
Braga has fast train and motorway connections to Lisbon, the city which is
hosting the celebrations of the 5th centenary
of Vasco da Gama's arrival in India. A world exhibition
Expo'98 will be held until the end of September
on the theme The oceans: a heritage for the future.
Therefore, the Summer School busy scientific and cultural week may be further extended with a visit to the Expo'98.