General Information

Airport

Prague International airport handles flights from within Europe and from overseas. By public transportation, it takes approx.20 minutes to get there from Hotel Krystal Prague/the University Campus.
Letiště Praha - Ruzyně
160 08 Praha 6
Tel.: + 420 220 113 314,
+ 420 220 113 321
Fax: + 420 235 350 922
www.prg.aero

Badges

Please make sure to wear your badge at all times when at the University Campus and at the Conference venue or social events.

Campus

The ESSP 2010 takes place at the Campus belonging to the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of the Charles University in Prague. The Campus is located within walking distance from the Krystal Hotel Prague and is easily accessible by public transportation from the airport and from the city centre.

Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Jose Martiho 31
162 52 Prague 6
Czech Republic
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Cash machines

Sadly, there is no cash machine at the the Campus or the Hotel Krystal Prague. The nearest cash machine is located in the “Billa” foodmarket at the stop Sídliště Červený vrch (2 tram stops from the stop “Nad Džbánem”). Cash machines of the major local banks are located near the metro station Dejvicka.

Certificate of attendance

The Certificate of attendance is issued together with the registration pack on arrival.

Climate

Prague is a city with a “mild continental climate”. September sets off the autumn but generally, this tends to be dry and warm month. The temperatures usually range between 10 and 15 degrees Celsia.

Currency / Exchange

The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (CZK). Banknotes are circulated in values of 5 000, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 crowns with coins valued as 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 crowns.

Doctor/First Aid

In urgent matters, dial 112 to get specialized help. No first aid service is available at the Hotel or at the University Campus.
For medical assistance of non-urgent character, a local clinic may be helpful. The closest state-owned hospital with non-stop service is located in Prague 5 (approx. 15 mins by taxi from the Hotel/Campus):

The Motol University Hospital
V úvalu 84
150 06 Prague 5
Tel. : +420 224 433 681,
+420 224 433 682,
+420 224 433 674
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www.fnmotol.cz/foreigner-acute-s-department.html

Electricity

Electricity used in Czech Republic is 220 Volts; standard European system of round pins with two holes. A transformer is necessary for your electrical or electronic equipment if using different voltage (ie.USA, Canada).

Emergency numbers

112 General emergency number
The number can be used for urgent help from Police, Fire brigade, or Emergency medical assistance, though the following numbers can also be dialled directly:
150  Fire
155  Medical emergency (Ambulance/First aid)
156  Prague City police
158  Police

First aid

Please see Emergency section above.

Insurance and Liability

The Organisers do not accept liability for personal injury or loss or damage to private property of Students either during or while travelling to the Seminar.

Internet

At the Hotel: free wifi internet is available at the reception lobby. No internet is available in the guest rooms. At the Campus wifi access through eduroam is available.

Pharmacy

The nearest pharmacy is located some 10 mins from the Hotel/Campus by tram – Near tram stop Bořislavka (5 tram stops from the tram stop Nad Džbánem). Another pharmacy (open daily until 21.00) is located at the shopping mall “OC Šestka” (please see info in section Shopping) or at Vítězné náměstí near Dejvická metro station.

Lékárna Na Sekyrce
Evropská 1726/55
Tel.: +420 220 611 775
Opening hours: Monday–Friday, 08.00 –18.00

Safety

Prague is among the most popular destinations in the world. Compared to many Western cities, Prague is relatively safe. You will generally find policemen very helpful. Prague is an unthreatening city to walk around. Violent crimes in the city centre are rare. The main criminal problem is petty pilfering (pickpockets) from cars, hotels, and pockets. As with any city, always use caution and care when travelling around.

Shopping

Most of the shops in Prague are open from 09.00 to 18.00, Monday through Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 09.00 to 20.00, Monday through Sunday. All major credit cards are accepted. The nearest shopping mall “OC Šestka” is located some 15 minutes from the Hotel/Campus. To reach the shopping mall, take tram No. 20 or 36 in direction to Divoká Šárka; exit at Divoká Šárka and change to bus No. 119. Exit at the stop K Letišti. The shopping mall is located within walking distance.

Smoking policy

Smoking is forbidden in all ESSSP areas.

Taxi

If taking a taxi, make sure the taxi is equipped with a permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign in black letters. The registration number, company name and the price per kilometre and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors with the prices set on the meter inside the cab. Participants are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop
dispatching office where the information on fares is available in advance. AAA Taxi provides excellent service within Prague (phone No. 14014).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th EASM Conference

7 - 10 September 2011
Madrid, Spain

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