2013 Conference Information
ALLIANCE OF UNIVERSITIES FOR DEMOCRACY
October 13-15, 2013
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
We are pleased to welcome you to the AUDEM Conference held on 13-15th of October 2013 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The AUDEM Conference will be held at Faculty of Political Sciences Sarajevo which is located at the following address: Skenderija 72. Faculty building is ten minutes walk from the hotel where you stay-Hotel Astra Garni or Astra in Old Town. The address of the Hotel Astra Garni is Kundurdžiluk 2, Hotel Astra is at Zelenih Beretki 9. The phone number of the Hotels is 00387 33 475 100. The address of Hotel Europe is: Vladislava Skarića 5, 71000 Sarajevo. More you can see on their web address http://www.astra-garni.com.ba/eng/ and http://www.hoteleurope.ba/index.html . In the Hotel you have wireless. Breakfast is included.
Coffee-breaks and lunches will be organised at the Faculty of Political Sciences building.
How to get from the Airport to the Hotel
Since there is no organised public transportation by bus or shuttle bus the only option is to use taxi. Average price is 15 EUR. Taxis from the airport to our hotel will ask for either Euros (15) or KM (30). Trip from the Airport to the Hotel is no more then 20 or 30 minutes.
If somebody would like to use public transportation (bus, tram or trolleybus) during the Conference or free time, ticket can be bought from the driver. Price is 1,8 KM (0,9 EUR). One ticket is for one ride. Public transport works from 6.00 a.m. to 12 .p.m.
How to get from the Hotel to Faculty of Political Sciences
There will be local student volunteers who will be in charge to help you to get to the Faculty building at 8.30. That person will wait for you at the Hotel lobby.
Currency & Exchange
Currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Convertible Mark. The international abbreviation for currency is BAM while KM is used locally. (1.95 KM = 1 Euro; 1,50 KM=1 $)
You may exchange your currency in any bank or currency exchange offices. At the airport you have exchange office too, just as you come out of passport control and customs.
Credit cards (VISA, Master Card, American Express) and debit cards (Maestro and Visa Electron) are widely accepted.
Banks are generally open:
Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 20:00
Saturdays: 09:00 - 13:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina like most other European countries has a 220-volt AC, 50Hz power supply and uses two-pin continental plugs. Visitors from the United States and/or Canada will need a transformer or dual voltage appliance in order to use 110/125V appliances.
Country code: +387
Area code: 033
Zip code: 71000
Local Time: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo is located in Central European Time Zone (GMT +1).
Tipping: The tipping at restaurants is not obliged but very much appreciated. You can tip few KM.
Weather: October in Sarajevo could be cold.
Sanela Sadic 00387 61 524 268 (mobile)
Sarina Bakić 00387 61 131 360 (mobile)
Please refer to the following website for more information on restaurants, tours, excursions and etc. in Sarajevo http://www.sonar.ba/content.php?id=2.
We wish you a pleasant stay and a productive AUDEM Conference in Sarajevo!
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