General Information

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Czech Republic
Prague
Parliamentary republic
Agnostic, Roman Catholic
Czech
Central European Time (CET), UCT +1
Passport
Czech koruna (CZK)
26 CZK = 1 EUR
6 680 400 people

Important Phone Numbers

Police of the Czech Republic
Firemen
Ambulance
Emergency call
Calling Code
158
150
155
112
00420 / +420

AC Power Plugs

230 V, 50 Hz, Type C (European 2-pin)
and Type E (French 2-pin, female earth)

Visa Requirements

All non-EU nationals require long-term visa for the duration of intended stay in Czechia for different reasons such as tourism, business, education, employment or residence. Transit passengers also require visa for their stop in Prague. Czechia has entered the European Union in May 2004. So the domestic visa policies have been coordinated to match EU policies. EU citizens can enter Czechia with valid passport, diplomatic passport or any ID. The citizens of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein (members of European economical area) also require above documents to enter in Czechia. Czechia maintains a shared non-visa requirement or a one-way non-visa requirement with some countries. For further details, visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wi-Fi

Because ADSL was very expensive for the average worker in its early days, an enormous number of (based on 802.11 Wi-Fi technology) came to an existence offering reasonable priced monthly-plans since 2003. By the beginning of 2008 there was over 800 mostly local WISPs that had enormous market share of the internet access. It is estimated Wi-Fi ISPs have about 350 000 subscribers by 2007. Czechia has the most Wi-Fi subscriber in the whole European Union. There are both commercial and community wireless networks.

Mobile

Mobile internet is quite popular. Plans based on either GPRS, EDGE, UMTS or CDMA2000 are being offered by all three mobile phone operators (T-Mobile, Vodafone, Telefonica O2) and by a data-only wireless operator U:fon. The average cost for an unlimited mobile internet plan ranges around 25 Euro/month. Various traffic shaping (monthly data limits after which the speed dramatically decreases) are used under common name "Fair Use Policy".

Climate

Czechia is a landlocked country located in moderate geographical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. The climate of Czechia is mild but variable locally and throughout the year. The weather in Prague in April is normally around 15-20°C and may vary. It is therefore better to take a jacket and umbrella.

Tipping

VAT (value added tax) and service charges are included in hotels, restaurants, stores and taxi fares. Tips of extra service are always appreciated but not necessary. It is customary to give taxi drivers and waiters a tip of about 5-10%.

QUICK NEWS

September 1, 2010
Registration closed.

August 17, 2010
Final meeting information added to home of website.

August 11, 2010
„Special Workshop on Health and Nutrition supported by European Social Fund and Centre of Research Contracts (CVK)“
Monday 6th September, 13:15 – 14:35
Open to all public for free. You can attend without registration to the conference. Please confirm your participation by email to workshop@indc2010.org.

July 26, 2010
Scientific Programme is available.

July 1, 2010
Abstract Submission is closed.

June 17, 2010
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