General Info

    Slovenia

    Surrounded by high Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is a hidden gem in the heart of Europe. It is a land where the Pannonian Plain meets the mysterious Karst, where hills and valleys show off their pristine nature. Green mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests, caves, hills, plains, rivers and the sea – all on 20,273 km2 of land. The beautiful nature is replete with historic buildings, castles, churches and parks, where old traditional customs are still alive and the people are friendly and cheerful.

    Slovenia borders on Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. The coastal climate is Mediterranean, and continental in the plateaus and valleys of the east, which makes this country an ideal tourist destination throughout the year.

    There are many places to visit, depending on a visitor’s interest and the duration of the stay. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana, a charming city with an old centre containing many beautiful architectural masterpieces by Jože Plečnik. The coast offers its visitors a chance to relax in the sun, while making short trips to the historical gardens of Štanjel, walking the streets of medieval Piran, seeing the vast saltpans of Sečovlje, visiting the Postojna Cave or even taking a boat to nearby Venice, the city on the sea. Those who enjoy walking in verdant mountains should stop in Bled to ring the wishing bell in a small church in the middle of the lake, or hike from Bohinj to many of the nearby hills. Slovenia is also known for its great wine and delicious traditional food that appeals even to people with a discerning palate.

    For more information about Slovenia visit the following web site: http://www.slovenia.info

    Ljubljana

    The capital of Slovenia is located in the centre of the country, about an hour’s drive from the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. Ljubljana is a lively industrial, commercial, administrative, and cultural centre with a population of 300,000 people, of which 54,000 are students. With its cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries, the picturesque Old Town on the banks of the Ljubljanica River is an increasingly popular tourist attraction. For more information, visit http://www.visitljubljana.si

    TIC Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre
    Stritarjeva ulica, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    Phone: +386 (0)1 - 306 1215

    Travel information

    Get to Ljubljana by Air

    The main international airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, which is set 25 km from Ljubljana. There are direct flights to Ljubljana Airport from: Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Podgorica Sarajevo, Warsaw, Zurich.

    Distances from other major international airports: Trieste Airport, Italy (125 km to Ljubljana), Klagenfurt Airport, Austria (120 km to Ljubljana) and Zagreb Airport, Croatia (147 km to Ljubljana).

    For transfer to/from Ljubljana and nearby airports or cities (Ljubljana Airport, Trieste, Venice, Treviso, Bologna, Verona, Milano, Klagenfurt, Graz, Salzburg, Wien, München, Zagreb) we recommend shuttle service by GoOpti that enables you to book adaptable low-cost transfers to airports and cities, which are instantly confirmed, 100% reliable and carried out by skilled drivers and clean modern vehicles. All transfers are guaranteed, confirmed, available 24/7, door-to-door (from airport directly to hotel). We recommend that you book tickets as soon as possible because of GoOpti dynamic pricing.

    Get to ljubljana by train

    Ljubljana can be easily reached from all major European cities. For more information visit the DB TravelService.


    Airport transfer

    Get to Ljubljana by road

    You can enter Slovenia via one of the border crossings with Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia, or you can rent a car in one of our car rental agencies. Slovenia's highways (Vignieta) are good and clearly signposted. 

    More information: ViaMichelin and AMZS (national Automobile Association).

    Public transportation in Ljubljana 

    To ride a bus, the Urbana card is needed; the card can be purchased at vending machines and some convenience stores. The price of the card itself is 2 EUR. After purchase, charge the card as needed at the vending machine; one fare costs 1.20 EUR and includes a 90-minute ride with transfer on any bus. After entering the bus, you must touch the validating machine (located next to the driver) with the card; thus, the fare is deducted from the credit on the card. For more information see the webpage of Ljubljana City Public Transport. 

    Travel documents

    To enter Slovenia, you need a relevant travel document. EU/EEA citizens do not necessarily need a passport, a valid identity card is sufficient. Participants from non-EU/EEA countries wishing to enter the Republic of Slovenia need a valid passport, or a valid passport and a visa or residence permit, unless otherwise stipulated by law or international agreement. For more information on whether you need a visa to enter Slovenia, choose your country at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

    Participants who require a visa to enter Slovenia need to request a letter of guarantee, which will be issued by the Conference Secretariat. The letter of guarantee is issued exclusively for the purposes of visa arrangements and does not imply provision of any financial or other support. Information on visas and addresses of embassies is available on the web site of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In case you apply for a visa at an embassy, please fill in the form below in order to obtain the letter of guarantee and fax it to +386 1 241 72 96 or send it by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Participants who already possess a valid Schengen visa type C or a valid residence permit issued by another Schengen country do not need to obtain an additional visa to enter Slovenia

    Visa information

    Participants who require a visa to enter Slovenia need to request a letter of guarantee, which will be issued by the Conference Secretariat. The letter of guarantee is issued exclusively for the purposes of visa arrangements and does not imply provision of any financial or other support.

    Information on visas and addresses of embassies is available on the web site of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In case you apply for a visa at an embassy, please fill in the form below in order to obtain the letter of guarantee and fax it to +386 1 241 72 96 or send it by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Participants who already possess a valid Schengen visa type C or a valid residence permit issued by another Schengen country do not need to obtain an additional visa to enter Slovenia.

    How do I apply for a visa? 

    You need to follow these steps:

    1. Register for the conference and pay the registration fee.
    2. Fill in the form below and send your request for letter of guarantee to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    3. After we have received the filled-in form we will issue a letter of guarantee and send you a copy by email and an original by post. 
    4. Should you require the letter of guarantee immediately please inform us about it. We can arrange shipping by DHL. However, DHL costs need to be paid in advance.
    5. After you have received your letter of guarantee contact the embassy that can issue your visa.
    6. Letter of Guarantee

    Conference and exhibition secretariat Information
    CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre 
    Kregar Alenka
    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Phone: +386 1 2417133
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    Accomodation and delegate registration office

    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana
    Phone: +386 1 241 7136
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    Scientific Programme Information
    Assoc. Prof. Uroš Stritih
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    Dr. Alenka Ristić
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