General Information

Conference admission and meals
Organizers of the conference cover the following expenses for registered:
•    Access to at all scientific sessions and poster area
•    Field Trip to Bratislava Castle
•    Coffee Breaks, Lunches and Gala Dinner during the conference programme in Hotel Bôrik
•    Congress kit
•    Scientific programme
•    Conference Proceedings
Expenses are covered by the budget of the Slovak 2016 Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2016 and by the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak republic.

The accreditation and security system NOVENTO will be available for conference participants from 12 July 2016. Conference participants are requested to complete the accreditation online. Before starting your accreditation you have to prepare your passport or ID and your photo (jpg, png, gif or bmp format: less than 3Mb).
The accreditation and security system NOVENTO is available at the following address: or also at the conference website:

Please kindly create a new account on, enter your e-mail and password. After receiving an activation e-mail from the system you can register for the conference.

Delegate code: B_MZP_HB_0912.delegate
E-mail and password are to be entered by each paricipant himself during creating his account.
The deadline for your registration and security check is 28 August 2016. In case of any changes after the accreditation deadline and for any questions or requests concerning registration, please contact:
Mrs. Soňa Tvarožeková
Phone: +421 2 5956 2193
Mobile: +421 904 172 550
The accreditation is mandatory – only people with the official Slovak 2016 Presidency badges will have access to the conference venue. Please note, that the permanent EU Council badges used for formal Council meetings in Brussels or Luxembourg will not grant access to the venue during this event.

Accommodation expenses are not covered by organizer. Accommodation during the conference is at conference participants’ own expense.
Rooms for all the participants of the meeting have been pre-booked at four hotels. Special rates including breakfast for a standard room have been arranged by the Presidency. Please use those special links to ensure the special price for your accommodation:

Crowne Plaza Bratislava, Hodžovo námestie 568/2, 816 25 Bratislava
booking link Crowne Plaza

Hotel Bôrik, Bôrik 15, 814 07 Bratislava
booking link Bôrik

Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava, Vysoká 7490/2A, 811 06 Bratislava
booking link Austria Trend Hotel

Hotel ibis Bratislava Centrum, Zámocká 38, 811 01 Bratislava
booking link ibis Bratislava Centrum

Please note that due to several Presidency events at the same date in Bratislava the availability and special rates at the hotels cannot be guaranteed after 12 August 2016. The Slovak Presidency therefore would recommend you to confirm your reservation at one of the hotels as soon as possible. Otherwise, there is a great risk that the hotels in Bratislava will be fully booked or that the only rooms available will be sold at a much higher price than the special Presidency rate.
All conference participants are kindly asked to mark their accommodation choice also in NOVENTO accreditation and security system. Please, fill in your accommodation preferences during your online accreditation and follow the instructions in order to confirm your reservation.

Travel expenses are not covered by organizers. Transport to and from the conference venue is at conference participants’ own expense.
The Slovak Presidency will provide transport during the field trip – from the conference venue, the Hotel Bôrik 15, to Bratislava Castle at 9.30 and 10.00 a. m. and back to the Hotel Bôrik at 11.00 a. m. and 11.30 a. m. Transport from or to the airport/railway station is not provided by the Presidency. Transport to the conference venue is not provided by the Slovak Presidency.

Public transport
Public transport in Bratislava is by buses, trolleybuses and trams. For more information about schedules, routes and journey planning, please visit or use the journey planner
Tickets may be bought at automatic machines situated next to the most of bus stops. The basic bus and trolleybus ticket costs 0.7 € and is valid for 15 minutes. For more information about other ticket types and prices, please visit:

Arrival to Bratislava by plane
The Bratislava Airport is connected with Bratislava city centre by scheduled public transport. It takes approx. 40 minutes. The easiest way to reach the centre is to take the bus No. 61 in front of the airport  and at the stop Hlavná stanica (Central Train Station Bratislava) change for the bus No. 93. Your final stop is Hodžovo nám. next to the Presidential Palace. From there you can reach your hotel within 10 minutes.

Central Information Service Letisko M. R. Štefánika – Airport Bratislava, a. s. (BTS)


phone: +421 2 3303 3353


Arrival to Vienna by plane
Due to excellent connection possibility and convenient distance the Vienna International Airport is often used while travelling to Bratislava. There are plenty of quick direct connections from Vienna Airport to the Bratislava Bus Station (Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy). Buses leave from the Vienna airport approx. every 30 minutes, the journey depending on traffic takes approx. 1 hour and the costs vary according to time and company (1 – 10 €). For more information, please visit websites of the companies:

From Bratislava Bus Station you can take the trolleybus No. 212 to the stop Hodžovo nám. To get to the Hotel Bôrik, conference venue, from the stop Hodžovo nám. take the troleybus No. 203 or No. 207 to the Hotel Bôrik (stop Hummelova)  and continue on foot to the conference hotel Bôrik.

Information desks at the airports
There will be information desks for visitors of the Slovak Republic at Bratislava Airport as well as at Vienna International Airport during Slovakia’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2016.

Arrival to Bratislava by train
Travelling from Vienna to Bratislava by train you will reach Bratislava Main Train Station (Hlavná stanica). For more information, please, see: .

From Bratislava Main Train Station (Hlavná stanica) you can take the bus No. 93 or walk down to Hodžovo nám. about 10 minutes. To get to the Hotel Bôrik, conference venue, from the stop Hodžovo nám. take the trolleybus No. 203 or No. 207 to the Hotel Bôrik (stop Hummelova) and then continue on foot to the conference hotel.

To reach your final destination in Bratislava there are many taxi services available. The prices, terms and conditions depend on the company. It is recommended that you call a taxi by phone, as it may reduce the price up to 50 %. Here are some licensed taxi companies:

Useful information
International calls
International dial code for Slovakia is +421 or 00421; Bratislava dial code is (0)2.

Important telephone numbers
Integrated emergency rescue system: 112
Emergency ambulance service: 155
Police: 158

Medical Assistance
Local Hospital – St. Michal Hospital, Nemocnica Sv. Michala, Satinského 1, Bratislava: +421 2 3261 1041 or +421 917 751 395
In case of need of medical assistance, please contact the Integrated Emergency Rescue system 112 (communication in foreign languages possible).

Information about Slovakia, Bratislava region and the city of Bratislava
For more information about tourist attractions in Slovakia and Bratislava see the official websites

Information about the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union
The Slovak presidency website
European Council about the Slovak presidency