2020 Programme



On April 22nd  the registration in the face-to-face activities of the 39 edition of the Summer Courses will be opened. The program is already taking shape, there are very current and other more timeless topics.

This edition will begin its journey in April and until October we will have a summer full of activities. Until then the offer of Online Courses and Congresses remains open.


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Programs can suffer modifications. It is recommended to consult the web page where the information is continuously updated.

Activities are classified by various criteria:

By activity type

The programme is composed of Courses, Workshops, Professional Seminars, Schools, Conferences, Open Activities and Online Courses, included in different cycles. These are listed below:

  • Courses:

Courses have traditionally represented the core programme, constituting training aimed at deepening and /or broadening knowledge.

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  • Workshops:

The purpose of the workshops is the acquisition of practical skills and tacit knowledge. Particular attention is paid to learning of issues related to creativity, improvement and technical instruments.

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  • Schools:

The Summer Schools represent a line of specialised training activities with a medium-term focus on permanence, dealing with certain aspects of the subject chosen each year. They are organised with the collaboration of a Social Agent (Company, Foundation, Association, etc), a scientific-academic agent with the purpose of achieving benchmark training programmes, characterised by their quality and with the aim of fostering loyalty of attendees in successive years.

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  • Professional seminars:

The Professional seminars are designed to examine specific subjects related to the professional sectors. They are organised in collaboration with Professional Associations, Companies, Professional Bodies and other institutions.

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  • Congresses:

Our Congresses, forums and specialised meetings aim to develop and present research, theories, experiences and "Know-how". They are organised in collaboration with Professional or Scientific Associations.

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  • Open activities:

Our Summer Courses are complemented with a series of activities open to the general public, linked to certain classroom-based activities. They are free of charge.

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  • Online courses:

The online Course schedule is be made up of on-site summer courses from previous years, adapted to the online methodology, and by courses designed on an adhoc basis to be implemented online.

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Per Cycle

The scheduled activities are grouped into cycles:

Subject cycles:

  • Architecture and town planning
  • The journey of life
  • Criminology
  • Law
  • Economy and business
  • History
  • Social sciences
  • Education
  • Information and communication
  • Art and culture
  • Literature and linguistics
  • Energy and environment
  • Health
  • Psychology
  • Sports
  • Science and technolgy

Transversal cycles:

  • Courses for everyone

These are designed for the general public, dealing with a broad range of subjects. There is a reduced enrollment fee 50% until 31 May upon submission of the culture card (DK) or library membership or culture house card, as appropriate for the courses.

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  • CAPV Education Professionals

Certain Courses that may be of interest in training and upskilling for teaching professionals have been selected from the programme.

This cycle is designed in collaboration with the Department of Education of the Basque Country. All the courses have been certified in order to ensure that teachers participating in the same obtain the proper certification.

The Summer Courses offer primary, secondary and baccalaureate teachers of the CAPV a reduced enrollment fee (50% until 31 May and 35% from 1 June) for courses making up the programme.

Some of the Courses are also part of the Prest_Gara Plan. 

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  • Government of Navarre Education Professionals

The Summer Courses offer primary, secondary and baccalaureate teachers of Navarre. All the courses have been certified in order to ensure that teachers participating in the same obtain the proper certification.

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  • "Health, a commitment with people"

Certain Courses will be selected from this year's programme to create the offer for the public health professionals. This cycle is made in collaboration with the Department of health of the Basque Government. It offers a discount on tuition (75% discount on advance rate) and is specifically aimed at training and updating of health professionals public in the Basque Country.

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