GENERAL INFORMATION

Bridging Meeting in Gastroenterology and EAGEN Postgraduate Course “Closing the knowledge gap in GI after COVID-19 pandemics” will take place on 12 November 2022 in Kaunas, Lithuania, directed by Prof. Peter Malfertheiner and Prof. Juozas Kupcinskas.

Meeting is FREE OF CHARGE.
Delegates will receive e-certificate of attendance.
The official language of the Meeting is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

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RADISSON HOTEL KAUNAS

The Meeting will be held in the Radisson Hotel Kaunas Conference Center.

Perfectly situated in the heart of the city, 4 star Radisson Hotel Kaunas delights guests with its central location and newly renovated rooms. 

ADDRESS
K. Donelaicio st. 27, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

KAUNAS

Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania with about 300 thousand population. Kaunas is located in the central part of Lithuania on the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers – Nemunas and Neris. Kaunas is located 100 kilometres from the capital Vilnius and 212 kilometres from the country's major seaport Klaipeda.

Kaunas is an attractive centre of business and industry as well as science, studies and culture. Famous music, dance, visual art festivals and exceptional projects are held in Kaunas. It is the provisional capital of Lithuania, famous for its colourful history, cosy parks, remarkable and wonderful Old Town and interwar spirit. Visit KAUNAS

OLD TOWN

Kaunas Old Town located to the east of the confluence of the rivers, occupies 144 hectares. There are a lot of surviving Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, especially in the western part of the Old Town. Many notable buildings and facilities are located in the Old Town, such as the Kaunas Town Hall, the Kaunas Castle and the Historical Presidential Palace, gothic House of Perkunas, Kaunas Cathedral, the Church of St. Gertrude, Vytautas' church and many other churches.
Vilnius street is the most beautiful street of the Old Town, meant for pedestrians. Some buildings have survived from the 16th century, some of which have been reconstructed. Even the unique telephone booths are a clear indication that you are walking along the street, which connects the old and the new parts of the city.

CULTURE

George Maciunas name square in Kaunas. Probably Everyone of you have heard of FLUXUS. The founder of this movement is George Maciunas and he was born in our city.
Kaunas is a great cultural centre. Kaunas has 7 professional and 10 amateur theatres, 20 folklore ensembles and various other arts and sports groups. The main state theatres in Kaunas are the Musical Theatre, the National Drama Theatre, and the Puppet Theatre. Kaunas State Musical Theatre palace on the central street of Kaunas was built in 1892. The city is also a home to the modern dance theatre Aura, Kaunas pantomime theatre, the Little Theatre, the Chamber Theatre, Kaunas State Choir and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. Visit the M.K.Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.

ARCHITECTURE

According to The Guardian, Kaunas is a surprising hotspot for art deco. In 2015 Kaunas was granted the sign of European heritage and included into the list of UNESCO design cities. Nowadays – this is an exceptional inheritance, witnessing the golden period of flourishment of the city, when Kaunas as a historical capital of Lithuania developed its modernistic architecture in parallel with other European cities. 
In Lithuania, modernistic architecture developed into its own specific form and is therefore called the Kaunas school of architecture.
Do not miss a chance to visit the most important objects in the interwar period – Kaunas Garrison Officer's Club, Christ's Resurrection Church, Vytautas the Great War Museum and many more.

SPORTS

The name of Kaunas is inseparable from the legendary basketball team ZALGIRIS and its star Arvydas Sabonis. Go to a basketball game if there is one when you come to Kaunas. Even if you are not a basketball lover, you will have a wonderful experience there. The atmosphere is incredible. Basketball is of an exceptional importance for Lithuanian people. The basketball club ZALGIRIS from Kaunas is the oldest and the most successful men's basketball club in Lithuania. Arvydas Sabonis, the brightest basketball star in Lithuania, played for ZALGIRIS team. The first official basketball game in Kaunas was held in 1922. Kaunas Sports Hall was built in 1939. In this arena in 1939, Lithuanian men's basketball team won the gold medal at the FIBA European Championship for the second time.

KAUNAS 2022
European Capital of Culture

The development of the annual European Capital of Culture programme began in 1985. The idea was to create a platform to help identify and recognize the cultural variety throughout Europe, and was initiated by the famous actress, Melina Mercouri, who was the Minister of Culture of Greece at that time.

KAUNAS 2022: FROM TEMPORARY TO CONTEMPORARY. The concept of an artistic and overall community program is based on three CONs:

To become CONTEMPORARY we need to overcome CONfusion in our fragmented and censored history and mentality, to understand that we are a CONfluence not only of two biggest Lithuanian rivers, but of very different and sometimes conflicting people and ideas, and, finally, we have to create CONsciousness which can productively lead us to become a more successful community in Europe and for Europe.
By CONTEMPORARY, we mean being CONnected with the rest of Europe, to be in CONtext and to create a new CONtent for our city, our country and our Europe. Therefore, from now on, Kaunas is a place where everyone is invited to participate and contribute. Or KAUNtribute, as some may say…

LITHUANIA

If you think Lithuania is somewhere in South America, think again. If your eyes are fixed on a map of the Balkans, press another key on your keyboard. So where is Lithuania located? The lyrics of one of Lithuanian songs say it’s in the middle of Europe – and indeed, those are not just song lyrics. Using the method of gravitational centres, researchers at the National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information in France established that the geographical centre of Europe is in fact found in Lithuania. The nation is only a few hours by plane from other European capitals and can also easily be reached by coach, train or even boat. So welcome to this country of Northern Europe, to the very centre of Europe… to Lithuania. More information: Lithuania Travel.

The country has preserved many pagan and folk traditions that are still alive in villages. On the other hand, big cities are rich with vibrant cultural life and endless entertainment opportunities. There are numerous museums that have accumulated huge collections, national and private art galleries, the never-ending buzz of theatre and music halls, fascinating nightlife, a variety of entertainment options and sports events.

Some colours can be made in a lab, but nothing beats natural and vivid colours that reveal themselves when you visit a new country. Join Lukas at the Super Secret Institute of Colours in Lithuania as he searches for unique colours and hues. Or, simply come to Lithuania for colours you never knew existed.

Total area: 65,300 sq. km
Population: 2 795 680 (in 2021)
Language: Lithuanian
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT + 3 hours (EEST)
International telephone code: +370
Geographical location: The Republic of Lithuania lies on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania has a border with Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Russian Federation (the area of Kaliningrad). 
Membership: EU, NATO, Schengen, the UN and the OECD