The 11EUCO-TCC 2017 will be held at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (Institute for Catalan Studies, IEC), founded in 1907. The IEC is an academic institution whose main goals are high level scientific research and the promotion of knowledge. The Institut has affiliated societies which work in a wide variety of cultural, scientific and technological fields. One of the societies is the Catalan Chemistry Society.
The Casa de Convalescència de Sant Pau (Saint Paul’s Convalescent Home), the historical and current headquarters of the IEC, is a magnificent XVII century civic building built for the convalescence of the sick at the neighboring Hospital de la Santa Creu (Hospital of the Holy Cross) (1401-1926). In the XVII century both buildings were on the outskirts of Barcelona.