50th EUCEN Conference

Social Program EUCEN conference 6-8 June

The University of Bergen wishes all EUCEN conference participants welcome to Bergen! We would like to invite you to join us for the social program on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.



Grieghallen - Bergen concert hall
Grieghallen is Bergens main concert hall. EUCEN conference participants are invited to attend the closing performance of Bergen International Festival on Wednesday 6th of June.
Willy Haraldsen


Statsråd Lehmkuhl - Sailing ship
Statsråd Lehmkuhl is a 3-masted steel bark, with Bergen as her homeport. We would like to invite all conference participants on board for dinner and a fjord cruise on Thursday June 6.
Eivind Senneset

Wednesday June 6

After the official opening of the conference at the University Aula, the conference participants will be guided to the Grieghallen concert hall where we will be attending the closing performance of Bergen International Festival

The performance Life is a dream is a modern reimagining of Pedro Calderón de la Barca`s 17th century play with dancers from UK contemporary dance company Rambert, projections by the US filmmakers the Quay Brothers and music by the Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski played by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Immediately after the performance there will be a reception in the Grieghallen foyer. 

Both the performance and the reception are included in the registration fee for all participants and accompanying persons.

Thursday June 7

At the end of Conference Day 2 on Thursday we will take you to the port of Bergen, where we will board our sailing ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl for a dinner cruise.  

The «Statsraad Lehmkuhl» is a 3-masted steel bark, built by Johann C. Tecklenberg AG in Bremerhaven-Geestemünde in 1914 as a training ship for the German merchant marine. The ship is today Norway's largest and oldest square rigged sailing ship, and also the oldest amongst the large square rigger in the world.

The Fjord cruise includes live music and a meal of shrimps and herring, while you enjoy the scenery of Bergen and the fjord. 

This is an informal setting, please bring comfortable shoes and clothing. If any of you for allergic reasons cannot eat seafood, please send us an email 

Friday June 8

For those interested in exploring Bergen after the closure of the conference at 13.30 on Friday, we offer to different guides walks, with appr. 2 h duration:

A) Guided walk on Bryggen and Bergen city centre. 

B) Guided walk on Mount Fløien, including one-way trip from city centre to the top with the Fløibanen funicular. From Mount Fløien you will have spectacular views over Bergen and the Fjord, before walking downhills back to the city centre. Bring comfortable shoes! 

If you are interested in one of these walks, please remember to tick the option in your registration form and formalise the payment to guarantee your booking. You will receive instructions on where and how  to join your walk.