29th International Input-Output Association Conference
11th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis
25th - 30th June 2023, Alghero, Italy


Why Alghero

Alghero is famous for its beaches, clear blue seas and red coral. This medieval port town also has an interesting cultural and historic background, with Catalan origins. It is a great location for food and nature lovers.
Its animated historic centre, with so many excellent restaurants and bars, it makes an ideal base for exploring the beaches and beauty spots of the nearby Riviera del Corallo.
The main focus of attention is the picturesque centro storico (historic centre), one of the best preserved in Sardinia. Enclosed by robust, honey-coloured sea walls, it’s a tightly knit enclave of cobbled lanes, Gothic palazzi and cafe-lined piazzas. Below, yachts crowd the marina and long, sandy beaches curve away to the north. Presiding over everything is a palpable Spanish atmosphere, a hangover from the city’s past as a Catalan colony.

There are so many reasons to visit Alghero:

  • Nature (boat excursions, sailing, scuba diving, caves)
  • Beaches, also near the city centre
  • Enterteinment, especially in summer
  • Cuisine (seafood, tipical sardinian specialities, italian specialities, international cuisine)

The strong point of a holiday in Alghero, and also of a conference, is the fact of having everything at your fingertips: the flat ground, the short distances between the main places of work and entertainment, shopping and rest (port and beaches included), make the city an ideal place for a relaxing period. You can move on foot, in a few minutes, to reach all the places of interest in the city. Alternatively, bicycles are widely used (a long cycle path runs along the entire seafront to the beaches close to the city).

The Conference venue is in the historic centre of Alghero, one of the best preserved in Sardinia. It is enclosed by robust fortification on the sea.
In the twelfth century the Doria family built the first fortifications, but it was in the fourteenth century, with the passage under the kingdom of Aragon, that the city grew and developed, obtaining the title of royal city. Its inhabitants call it Barceloneta, the little Barcelona, this because the city was populated by Catalan settlers and since then a variant of the Catalan language is still spoken in Alghero.
Images say much more then I can tell you I’m looking forward to meeting you all, with the promise that we will spend a productive and exciting week of work together in Alghero!

Joint Research Centre (JRC) The International Input-Output Association (IIOA) Associazione InputOutput 2023 Università degli Studi di Sassari Comune di Alghero Fondazione Alghero