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Spain will hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July to 31 Dec 2023, making it the focal point of EU policy development and a perfect occasion for the Open Science Fair to bring together key stakeholders and perspectives on Open Science implementation.

We are excited that the Open Science Fair is one of the major events to be organised in the context of the Spanish presidency for the EU Council and we are looking forward to welcoming the Open Science community for three days dedicated to all things Open Science.

The event will take place in two locations:

The venues are 1.1 Km apart, 14 min walking distance.

  • September 25 and 26:

    Museo Reina Sofía, located at Ronda de Atocha, 2, 28012, Madrid.

  • September 27:

    Ateneo, located at C. del Prado, 21, 28014, Madrid

25-26 September

Museo Reina Sofia

The Venue

The Museo Reina Sofía opened its doors in 1990 to show the contemporary Spanish art in relation to the international context. Its collection consists of more than 20,000 works from the late nineteenth century to the present, five percent of which is exhibited at the Museum and includes works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, Yves Klein, Robert Motherwell, Francis Bacon, Richard Serra, Alexander Calder, René Magritte, Antoni Muntadas, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Sol LeWitt or Marcel Broodthaers, among many more. The centerpiece is Guernica (1937), by Pablo Picasso.

The Reina Sofía has recently increased its efforts to network with numerous institutions within and outside Spain, to coordinate and share audiences. Its goal is also to lead a network of information exchange, co-production activities, promotion of joint research and publications, providing at the same time, the ability to create a large network archive.


EMT Lines: 6, 10, 14, 19, 26, 27, 32, 34, 36, 37, 41, 45, 59, 85, 86, 102, 119, C1, C2 and E1
  • Line 1 Estación del Arte
  • Line 3 Lavapiés station
Atocha-RENFE Train Station

Public Parking for Vehicles

Atocha Train Station
Plaza Juan Goytisolo

27 September

Ateneo de Madrid

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The Venue

El Ateneo is a key cultural institution located in the capital city of Spain. It was founded in 1835 and has since played a significant role in promoting cultural, scientific, and literary activities.

The Ateneo de Madrid offers a wide range of cultural programs, including lectures, conferences, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical performances. It serves as a platform for intellectual and artistic expression, fostering dialogue and debate among its members and the public. The institution covers diverse disciplines such as literature, philosophy, history, art, and science.

We would like to extend our gratitude to El Ateneo for supporting our event and hosting our final day on its premises.


EMT Lines: 002, 51, M1, 53, 15, 20, 26, 32, 6.
  • Line 1 Antón Martín
  • Line 2 Sevilla
  • Line 1,2,3 Sol
Atocha-RENFE Train Station

Public Parking for Vehicles

Plaza de las Cortes
Plaza de Santa Ana