General information about the conference and Hungary

Who can apply?

The conference is aimed at students (BSc, MSc, PhD) and early career conservation biologists, especially from Europe. Applicants of other disciplines like social, environmental, economical science with topics linked to conservation science are gladly welcomed to the conference.

 

Payment details

 

The all-inclusive conference fee will be around only 270 Euro - including conference registration, accommodation and catering (three meals per day) during the conference, evening socials like wine tasting, and a half-day trip to the Tihany Peninsula, a World Heritage site of UNESCO.

 

Payment can be made through bank transfer or by card payment. Please pay all expenses (registration fee, transfer and excursion) in one transaction. If you have any questions regarding the payment, please contact us (sccs@okologia.mta.hu).

 

Payment details for the bank transfer
Name of the bank: Hungarian State Treasury
Bank address: 4 Budapesti Street, 8200 Veszprém, Hungary
Number IBAN: HU05100480050171679100000000
SWIFT code: HUSTHUHB

Important! Please write ‘sccs’ and your name in the comment box.

 

We would like to remind you that we are not able to accept your application without the receipt of the transfer of the registration fee. Therefore, we would like to ask you to to pay the conference costs 31st July latest or we have to cancel your attendance at the conference. 

 

Cancellation policy

Until 00:00 hrs CEST on 15th August 2017: Please contact us and we will provide you with a full on-line refund of the registration fees (after deduction of banking and transaction charges). This will be directly refunded to the card / account from which the payment was made.

After 00:00 hrs CEST on 15th August 2017: No refund will be considered. In exceptional cases, e.g. you are unable to obtain a visa in time, please contact us at sccs@okologia.mta.hu for a refund with scans of relevant documents.

 

Liability and insurance

The congress participants should take care of their own travel, injury and medical insurances before the congress trip. The local organisers do not assume any liability for damage or injuries to persons or property during the congress.

 

Certificate of attendance

Cerificates are available for participants. Please let us know at the registration if you would like one.

 

Foreign exchange, banking facilities

The official national Hungarian currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Though Hungary is a member of the European Union, only a few shops and restaurants accept Euros (EUR) for payment. Currency exchange booths are available in Budapest at the airport terminals, railway stations, travel agencies, banks and various places in the city. The exchange rates applied may vary.

Click here to see the actual official exchange rates.

Obtaining cash against ATM or credit cards is very easy from the ATM cash machines that can be found at almost each bank office, hotel or on the street. In Tihany banking facilities are restricted, as there are only two ATM cash machines in a longer walking distance from the venue. Therefore, we would advise you to take care of this on your arrival.

 

Internet

Wi-fi is avaliable at the venue,and also in in both guesthouses.

 

Electricity

The electricity is 230 V, 50 Hz. Please note that in Hungary Continental European German-style CEE7/4 sockets (“Schuko sockets“) are used, which also accepts CEE7/16 “Europlugs“.

 

Telephone

The international code for Hungary is 36, the area code for Budapest is 1 for Tihany 87. To call a number within Hungary, first dial 06. To make an international call from Hungary, first dial 00, then the country code followed by the area code and the subscriber’s telephone number. To call a (Hungarian) mobile phone, from a public telephone first dial 06, followed by the subscriber’s seven-digit number starting with 20-, 30- or 70-.

 

Important phone numbers

English is usually spoken at the emergency numbers listed below. In case English is not spoken, dial 112

Ambulance: 104

Fire brigade: 105

Police: 107

Central help number: 112

General enquiries: 197

Inland enquiries: 198

International enquiries: 199

 

Time

Hungary is currently in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) Zone. In the summer months clocks are set at UTC/GMT + 2 hours.

 

Weather and clothing

The weather in Hungary in late Summer is usually sunny and warm. Temperatures are usually in the range between 18 and 22 °C during the day. However, this summer has been unusally warm and we are expecthig higher temperature for the first part of the week. The conference venue is right next to the Balaton and has a private beach which is availble for all participants, so please don’t forget your bathing suits :).

According to the weather forecast rainy and colder wather is expected in the second half of the week, please prepare for that as well.

Check the weather forecast for Budapest at weather.yahoo.com, or at http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/HUXX0002:1:HU Weather forecast for Tihany: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/HUVE0765:1:HU