Science and Food Campus
How can I ask questions about the logistics of the programme (signing up, calendar, payment, etc.) or the content?

You can ask any questions via the contact form, or by sending an email to contact@alimentiaacademy.com.

How do I send my letter of motivation and academic records?

Through the registration section on the website. Fill out the form online, which you will receive when your parents or guardians have registered you (and added your email address). This is the only way you can send us your letter of motivation and academic records. We do not accept these documents via email or post.

Is the Science and Food Campus exclusively aimed at 1st year baccalaureate students?

Yes. The Science and Food Campus is exclusively aimed at 1st year baccalaureate students.

What is the Science and Food Campus Programme?

The Science and Food Campus programme is organised by the Alimentia Academy within the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation. It is targeted at students in their first year of baccalaureate with the goal of providing visibility to the importance of science in innovation and food research.

BIYSC
Do participants need to know English?

English is very important in science, and it is the only vehicular language used during the programme. This means it is a very important point when choosing applicants, and absolutely necessary to attend BIYSC.

What are the admission requirements for BIYSC?
  • Date of birth between 1 January, 2002 and 31 December, 2004.

  • Strong academic record, which must come with motivation and excitement to take part in the programme. We are looking for young people who not only have great academic marks, but are also keenly interested in scientific research.

  • Good level of English.

  • Intention to pursue a career in science.

  • Commitment to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the programme.

REMS Programme
Who is part of the REMS team?

The REMS programme is run by a team of interdisciplinary professionals including psychologists and neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, professionals from the social sector and specialists in social workshops (art, music and  theatre, and more).

Can I stay for lunch?

In the majority of social spaces we offer the Eat in Company service, which guarantees a healthy, balanced meal at an affordable price.

What are your opening hours? How many days can I take part?

You can take part in either the morning or the afternoon, for 2-5 days a week.

How can I take part?

Taking part in the Rems programme is easy: just head to one of the 23 social spaces where the Foundation offers the programme: booking an appointment by telephone, email or in person. There is no need to be recommended by other services, and there is no waiting list.

Eating accompanied
What are the food safety standards like?

All the Social Spaces where the project is carried out are registered in the Health Register of Food Products and Industries of Catalonia (RSIPAC), and our spaces are regularly inspected by the Public Health Agency.

Who is on the team?

The project is run by volunteers and directed by the coordinator of the Social Space. The team receives continuous training in good food practice and dealing with elderly people, especially those with cognitive impairment issues.

How many days can I stay for lunch?

The service is open from Monday to Friday, and you can stay for lunch as many days as you want.

How can I sign up?

Signing up is easy: just head to one of the social spaces where the Foundation offers the programme: book an appointment by telephone, email or in person. There is no need to be recommended by other services, and there is no waiting list.

Mad for science
If I am currently taking part or have participated in other La Pedrera Foundation courses, such as the Youth and Science programme or BIYSC, can I apply for the Mad for science programme?

You will not be able to apply for the Mad for science programme if you are taking part in the Youth and Science Programme or Nature Campus. However, taking part in this course is fully compatible with BIYSC, as long as you meet the admission requirements.

Is the Mad for science programme exclusively open to Baccalaureate students?

Yes. All the courses are for 1st year Baccalaureate students studying the science and/or technology option, except for the Earth Sciences course, which is aimed at 1st Baccalaureate students regardless of which option they have chosen, and the Economics course, which is open to all 1st and 2nd year Baccalaureate students.
 

Youth and Science
What is the Youths and Science Programme?

It is a programme whose goal is to foster scientific vocations among youths. It is targeted at students in their 4th year of compulsory secondary school in Catalonia who have the opportunity to experience scientific research firsthand for three years.

How is the programme carried out?

The programme lasts for three years:

    • 1st year | STAGE 1 - Scientific stays at MónNatura Pirineus: 50 students in 4th year of ESO will be chosen to have a scientific research experience at MónNatura Pirineus, working on one of the 5 projects led by top-notch researchers and spending 13 days living in an idyllic setting in the Valls d'Àneu.

    • 2nd year | STAGE 2 - Research centre stays: students who have already been chosen and who have completed the first year of their baccalaureate studies in science and/or technology can continue their science experience at a local research centre. 

    • 3rd year | STAGE 3 - International research stays: students must apply for a project they are interested in working on over the summer at an international (or local) research centre, or participate in an international science programme.

Is the Youth and Science Programme only open to students in the 4th year of ESO?

Yes. The Youth and Science Programme is aimed at 4th year ESO students. It lasts for three years, which means students will take part in the different phases of the programme during the summers of the 4th year of ESO, and the 1st and 2nd years of baccalaureate study.

La Pedrera - Casa Milà
Can people with reduced mobility visit all of La Pedrera?

Yes, the public parts of the building visit are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the rooftop, which does not allow wheelchairs or baby strollers as Gaudi’s design for the structure is very uneven. However, there is a platform on the roof that can be accessed via an elevator, so visitors can enjoy the view. For more information on accessibility at La Pedrera, please click here. If you have any questions, please write to us at accessibilitat@fcatalunyalapedrera.com.

We also offer wheelchairs to make your visit more comfortable. This is a free service, subject to availability. Please book them in advance by contacting accessibilitat@fcatalunyalapedrera.com.

When is the best time to visit La Pedrera?

First thing in the morning (from 9 am to 10 am), and in the afternoon (from 4 pm onwards) are the least crowded times, when you will be able to visit the building most comfortably. Keep in mind that our opening hours vary depending on the time of year. Click here to see the opening hours for La Pedrera.

Do Barcelona residents get a discount on La Pedrera tickets?

Yes. In order to get the special rates for residents of Catalonia, you will need to present a valid ID or NIE at our ticket offices, to confirm that the address is in Catalonia. If your ID doesn’t show your current address, you must also provide a utility bill or certificate to prove your address.

Do I need to buy tickets in advance to visit La Pedrera?

Not necessarily, but we strongly recommended it in order to save time queuing and waiting at the ticket office, as well as to save money on management fees. You can buy your tickets for La Pedrera online, on the website. 

Which areas does the Foundation work in?

The Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation works in five key areas: People, Talent, Nature, Culture and Food.

Where are the headquarters of the Foundation?

The headquarters of the Foundation are at La Pedrera - Casa Milà (Passeig de Gràcia, 92), a building that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What is the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation?

The Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation was founded on 1 January, 2013 to respond to a new social reality with a new vision. Our surroundings change, greater social consciousness arises, and new needs and ambitions emerge. That is why we strive to reinvent ourselves, without losing the essence of what we are: a Foundation that aims for ethics and innovation, believes in proximity and dynamism, and seeks to transform our dedication to the Catalan region and its people into action. This means doing different things, and above all, doing them differently, while guaranteeing that we are also a financially sustainable entity.