Practical info

Public Transport in Prague

Prague's public transport is well organised and easily available in all parts of the city. The conference package that every event participant is going to receive includes a 3-day public transport ticket! You can use it for all types of transport in Prague, i.e. metro (underground), trams, buses and even the Petřín Hill cable car (near Prague Castle).

The ticket is valid for 72 hours from validation, and so you can use it for nearly the whole of the conference period. You are going to receive the ticket upon your registration at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.

We therefore recommend you to make a stop at the faculty on your way from the airport or to check in and collect your Prague public transport ticket.

Public transport in Prague

Transport from the airport to the centre/Faculty of Arts

Getting from Ruzyně Airport to the Faculty of Arts is easy: bus No. 119 stops in front of both Terminal 1 (flights to countries outside the Schengen Area: in Europe e.g. Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Rumania and Bulgaria, intercontinental flights) and Terminal 2 (flights to Schengen countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland).
Depending on the time of the day, the bus goes every 5 – 20 minutes. Go to the terminus of line A (metro Dejvická) and take 3 metro stops to the station Staroměstká. There is a building of the Faculty of Arts, i.e., the main conference venue.

Tickets:

  • 24 CZK (valid for up to 30 minutes, transferable)
  • 32 CZK (valid for up to 90 minutes, transferable)
  • 1 day pass - 110 CZK

Venues

The Faculty of Arts, Charles University is one of the original four faculties established in 1348. It is now one of the largest and most important humanities institutions in the Czech Republic, and currently offers full BA, MA and doctoral programmes in 89 subjects of study run by 46 departments and institutes. With almost 8,000 students and 700 members of teaching staff, the Faculty ranks among the largest at the University.

The faculty is located in centre of Prague, near metro station Staromestska (line A), or tram station Staromestska (trams 17, 18).

Address: nam. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1

More information at http://ff.cuni.cz/FF-7614.html

The Faculty of Arts, Charles University

Ponrepo-Bio Konvikt is a wonderful theater that shows vintage and non-commercial movies from around the world, as well as Czech classics with English subtitles.

Ponrepo is also home to the National Film Archive. The theater is housed in the historic Bio Konvikt, originally a medieval refectory that has a varied history; a history that includes the theater being one of the main cultural centers in Prague at the end of the 18th century well into the 19th century. The cultural center held concerts, balls and theater performances. During this time many great foreign musicians and composers performed at the Konvikt Hall including Beethoven and Wagner. In modern times Prague inhabitants started to frequent the theater as it was converted to a popular cinema. The theater has been completely renovated and presents its former beauty gracefully.

More information at http://www.bio-ponrepo.cz/en/

Ponrepo-Bio Konvikt

Divus at Orco

Founded in 1992 by Ivan Mečl, the Divus publishing house and graphic design studio has grown into a much larger project dedicated to international, progressive, non-official or marginal(ized) expressions of contemporary visual art. To this end, Divus publishes the review Umělec (“Artist”) in Czech, English and German, and also organizes exhibitions and other projects.

In 2010, Divus moved to its new premises in the former headquarters of the Prague Electric Works in Prague's Holešovice district. This six-story palace, today owned by the Orco real estate development group, was built in 1935 in the functionalist style and featured the latest technological solutions in heating and climate control and floodwater regulation. Originally, the building's white ceramic tile facade was generously illuminated all around its two wings and central atrium rising up to the glass rooftop.

Today, the run-down palace is awaiting renovation. It is used as an office building and medical clinic. In recent years, the building has spontaneously evolved into a centre of contemporary art, with several artists and galleries, an art school and Divus moving in. The Divus Prager Kabarett has organized or hosted several exhibitions here, the most recent being STARTED. This presentation of young artists from 19 countries features the recipients of last year’s STARTPOINT prize, who have been invited to Prague for a one-month residency programme.

Divus Praha is located not so far from the city centre, near metro station Vltavská (line A), or tram station Strossmayerovo náměstí (trams 17).

Address: Bubenská 1, 170 00 Prague 7;  map: http://mapy.cz/s/7ktS

More information at http://divus.cc

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Catering

Book Your Lunch!
Since the main conferece venue is located in the city centre and most of nearby restaurats are owercrowded during lunch time, we would like to offer you oportunity to book your lunch right in the main conferene venue for a special price 8,- EUR (200,- CZK).

Catering company Maximum Party Sevice prepared following offer to choose from:

Thursday, 20th June 2013

Salads

  • Carrot salad with raisins
  • Cucumber cream salad
  • Tomato salad with red shallots

Soups

  • Cream of peas with croutons
  • Chicken buillon with vegetables, meat and noodles

Main courses

  • Chicken curry breasts with red and green peppers and steamed rice
  • Smoked pork neck with sauerkraut and dumplings
  • Potato gnocchi with shredded tomatoes, garlic and basil

Beverages

  • Mineral and still water with fresh lemon wedges
Friday, 21st June 2013

Salads

  • Carrot salad with raisins
  • Cucumber cream salad
  • Tomato salad with red shallots

Soups

  • Vegetable cream
  • Goulash soup

Main courses

  • Chicken galantine with veal filling and mushrooms, roasted potatoes
  • Beef goulash with potato pancakes OR dumplings
  • Pear lasagne

Beverages

  • Mineral and still water with fresh lemon wedges
Saturday, 22nd June 2013

Salads

  • Carrot salad with raisins
  • Cucumber cream salad
  • Tomato salad with red shallots

Soups

  • Tomato soup with basil pesto and olive oil
  • Cabbage and sausage soup

Main courses

  • Baked chicken leg with mashed potatoes
  • Pork roast with sauerkraut and dumplings
  • Pasta with spinach leaves and parmesan

Beverages

  • Mineral and still water with fresh lemon wedges

Catering is provided by Maximum Party Service.

http://www.maxservice.cz/en/
Maximum Party Service

Currency & Banking

Czech crown (CZK, Kč) is the official currency of the Czech Republic. Exchange of foreign currency is available at Prague international Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site.
You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank at www.cnb.cz.

Electricity

The Czech Republic uses a 220 volt 50 Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.

Entry Formalities

All foreign visitors to the Czech Republic must possess a passport / ID card valid for at least the next three months. Participants requiring a visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Czech Republic or diplomatic missions in their countries in order to avoid delay when travelling to the conference.

Important telephone numbers

150: Fire
155: Ambulance
156: Prague Police
158: Police
112: General Emergency for Europe

Insurance

The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the conference.

Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time - Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.

General Partner

Partner

Sponsors

Co-Organisers

Main Organiser

European social fund in the Czech Republic; European Union; Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; OP Education for Competitivness; Universitas Masarykiana Brunensis