This programme is devoted to the theory of moduli spaces and geometric structures. The main goals are to facilitate research, training and transfer of knowledge in this subject and in related areas. Moduli spaces and geometric structures are very active multidisciplinary subjects, that are producing fruitful interactions between a large range of disciplines in mathematics and theoretical physics. They include a wealth of open problems requiring a large amount of techniques that are ideally suited for both research and training.

The programme will tie in with the ICMAT Hitchin–Ngo Laboratory, chaired jointly by Nigel Hitchin and Ngô Bảo Châu. The research programme will include three schools and workshops, a visitor programme, as well as a regular seminar.