General info

Conference info

Where? - Osijek, Croatia

When? - 19th - 22nd April 2018

Accomodation - Hotel Osijek (single and double rooms)

City tour - a professional tour of Belje vineyards and wine cellars, tasting included

Travel info

Osijek has an airport well connected with Basel, Stuttgart, Split and Zagreb. Transport will also be organised for those arriving at Zagreb Airport on Thursday, 19th of April. If you want transport to be arranged for you from Zagreb, the fee will increase (you may also choose to be transported back to Zagreb on Sunday). Osijek is also well connected by bus and train. You can find bus, train and flight schedules on the following sites:

Airports

Osijek Zagreb Belgrade

Buses and trains

Buses Trains

Please specify the exact date and time of arrival when registering. Free transport will be arranged for participants arriving at Osijek Airport, bus or railway station. Once again, please specify the EXACT time and place of arrival, flight number etc. If you?re arriving before April 19th or leaving after April 22nd you will have to arrange transport and further accomodation on your own.


For all questions, please contact: sid@iaeste.hr

Visa requirements

Citizens of some countries need a visa to enter Croatia. Please keep in mind that the visa application process may take a considerable amount of time, so make sure that you submit your visa application at the Croatian embassy or consulate in your country as soon as possible.

You can find basic information about the visa regime between the Republic of Croatia and all other countries at MFEA (open this link and choose a country from the dropdown menu on the website for quick access). Information displayed on this web site is liable to change, therefore we advise seeking additional information before travelling at the competent Croatian diplomatic mission/consular post.

IAESTE Croatia will support your visa application by sending you an invitiation letter upon request. If you have any questions regarding your visa or if you would like us to send you an invitation letter, please contact us at sid@iaeste.hr

FAQ

Dress Code for Events:

Opening session and welcome cocktail: business casual or similar

Workshops and workgroups: casual

International evening: casual (but it is desirable to wear clothing typical or traditional in your Country)

City tour: casual

Gala dinner: formal, dress or suit

Closing session: business casual or similar

Post Conference tour: casual

Currency and payment

The currency in Croatia is the Kuna. You should always have some cash on hand. Paying by credit card is also common in Croatia but it is not possible in all stores or places so we suggest bringing some cash with you. To make calculation easier - 1€ is approximately 7,5 Kuna.

Voltage and plug type

Standard voltage in Croatia is 220 volts. Type of plug is F (C is also acceptable).

Water

Drinkable from the tap.

Opening hours

All shops are usually closed on Sundays, except some big markets (till 13:00) and shopping malls (til 21:00). There are also exceptions like petrol stations.

Public transport

Public transport tickets are bought when entering a bus or tram - you just have to ask to buy a ticket. You pay in kunas.

Language

In Croatia a lot of people can answer you in English (especially younger people) but if they don't know how to answer, they will probably understand you and try to help you somehow.

Weather

The weather in April is mostly sunny in Croatia. Average temperatures are between 12-15°C. It is not unusual to be around 20°C at the end of April. Also, April can be rainy so we suggest checking the weather a few days before and pack clothes that are likely to be needed.

Health insurance

Be sure to have valid health insurance.

Hotel Osijek

SID 2018 will take place in the Hotel Osijek.

The hotel is situated near the beautiful Osijek walkway. It was declared the best 4-star hotel in Europe several times, and it's the largest in eastern Croatia. It's located 100m from the city center and 400m from the old center, Tvrđa. You can take a walk and explore Osijek and all its sights.

Use of the hotel's spa center is included in the fee.

When arriving in the hotel, it's necessary to register at our desk where you will be greeted by volunteers. When leaving the hotel you should check out at the reception.

When checking out, you must return your room card. In case you lose it, you must report to the reception and pay 49kn (approximately 7€).

Participants must abide to house rules of the Hotel. All damages will be charged according to the Hotel.

Parking is not included in the fee. The price is 49kn per day. If you want to use the hotel's parking lot, please specify so when registering. The payment should be made when leaving the hotel.

For additional information, please contact us: sid@iaeste.hr