General information

Congress Venue: 

ESPLANADE HOTEL, Mihanoviceva 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia (Find it on GoogleMaps)

Official Language: The official language of the Congress will be English. No simultaneous translation on other languages will be available.

Abstracts: Published as a supplement of European Journal of Phycology. 

Name Badges: Delegates are required to wear name badges during all events. If you want to recycle them afterwards, we will provide adequate drop box on the register desk. 

Technical staff: find people wearing a red T-shirt with EPC7 logo around the conference venue who will help you with any technical issue that you might have.

Late Registration: Obligatory online registration (https://perfectmeetings.hr/registration_epc_congres_2019.en). Registration desk will be open on Sunday, 25 Aug from 14:00 to 20:00 hrs and the other days during the event. Registration fee can be paid at the desk either by cash (EUR or HRK only) or by Visa, Master, Maestro cards.

Photography and Filming: Taking photos or films during talks or poster session is allowed only if the consent is given by the presenter, in compliance with EU regulation GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation).

WIFI: Free Wi-fi will be available at the venue.

Social Media: Facebook Page; Facebook Event; Twitter; #EPC7 

Mobile app: Download from Google Play/ App Store our Mobile App: ASAPPX, (be careful, it has double p in the name), select the first event: EPC7 and keep updated on all info on the conference, track changes in the programme, find your poster section, location of your hotel and events and a lot more.

Posters: Maximum poster size is A0 (841 x 1189 mm), portrait orientation. All posters should be hanged Sunday 25. Aug 2019 or latest Monday 26. Aug 2019. in the morning until 12:00. The posters will be displayed throughout the conference and should be removed until Friday 30. Aug 2019 10:30 a.m. (until the end of the plenary lecture).

Important notice for oral presenters: Oral presentations are limited to maximum of 30 minutes for key-note speakers (25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions) and 15 minutes for the other presentations (10-12 minutes for presentation and 3-5 minutes for questions). Presentations should be prepared in Microsoft Office PowerPoint (MS Office, version 365) or PDF. No other presentation format will be supported.  Presentations that are located in the OLEANDER room should be prepared in 16:9 aspect ratio, those in PARIS and EMERALD rooms in 4:3 aspect ratio. All presentations, named by the last name of the speaker, should be sent to the e-mail address: epc7zagreb@gmail.com before Sunday 25 Aug 2019 or handed to the technical staff in the Central Slide Room before 9:00 a.m. in the morning of the lecture. 

Publication of Papers: EPC7 articles may be submitted for publication in scientific journal Acta Botanica Croatica as a part of regular issue 79(2)2020 dedicated to EPC7. More info.

Check out all of our Social events:

Public lecture: Change of climate and occurence of extremes, Mirko Orlić, 26.Aug 2019 19:00h

EPC7 Silent AUCTION: 27. Aug 2019, 19:00. Take an item from your lab/home/country and offer it at the Auction and support EPC7 student awards!

Excursions: Delegates who participate in the excursions, 28. Aug 2019 get vouchers at the registration desk which they have to hand out to the guides when entering the buses.

Exhibition opening: 28.Aug 2019, 18:00 Science meets art event will be exhibited on three diffent locations: Galerija Šira, Galerija Forum, Institut français de Croatie. More info.

Group Photo: Meeting before Gala dinner, 29. Aug 2019 at 20:00, King Tomislav Statue (walking distance 2 mins from the Venue)

Congress Dinner: Congress Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday, 29. Aug 2019 at the Esplanade Hotel, Oleander Room. After dinner, a party with a DJ will follow in the hotel’s The Club. 

Insurance: The organizers accept no liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss of or damage to property belonging to participants, incurred either during or as a result of the Congress. Delegates are advised to take out their own travel insurance policies.

Useful tips for scientists/tourists in Croatia

Currency: Croatian currency is Kuna (HRK, or locally kn).1 EUR = 7,4 HRK;  1 EUR = 0.14 HRK. 1 kuna equals 100 lipa. You can exchange money at any of the country’s banks, bureaux de change, post offices and at almost all travel agent and hotels. Major credit cards (Visa, Master, Maestro, American Express, Diners) are widely accepted and ATMs are numerous around the city.

Fun facts: In Croatian a Kuna is an indigenous weasel-like animal (English: marten), whose pelt Croats used as payment in medieval times; The word Lipa means linden tree (Tilia).

Time Zone: Croatia is in the Central-European time zone (CET) which is GMT +1 (Greenwich mean time + 1) , using DST (daylight saving time).

Electricity & Water: The standard electricity voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz using 2-prong Euro plugs.

Tap water is safe and drinkable all over Croatia.

How to Get There: Zagreb international airport operates a large number of flights across Europe. More info at http://www.zagreb-airport.hr/en. A regular bus service operates between the airport and the city covering all regular flights. The fare is EUR 5,50 per person, and timetable is here http://plesoprijevoz.hr/en. Taxis are easy to get in the front of arrival building and the rate for the ride to the city is about EUR 30,00 per ride. If you want to pre-order it, international platforms like Uber and Bolt operate in Zagreb.

Information on the Bus services in Croatia can be found HERE and Railway services HERE.

More info on Croatia you can find on Official Info & Frank about Croatia & Visit Croatia sites. 

Explore Zagreb

How to get around:

Public transport in Zagreb includes trams, buses and a funicular. The whole tram network is contained within one zone and there are several types of travel tickets (valid for buses and the funicular as well). Single tickets (pojedinačna karta) are one-way travel tickets that must be validated when entering the tram/bus. At the newspaper stands (i.e. Tisak kiosk) you can buy paper tickets for 4/7/10 HRK that are valid for  30/60/90 minutes for a ride in one direction. Walk to the first newspaper kiosk and ask for a “tramvajska karta” (tram ticket) which are sold singly or in packs of ten. If you buy tickets from the tram/bus driver you will pay 6/10/15 HRK for the same tickets. You must validate your ticket at the first or last ticket reader on the tram.  A reduced service of trams and buses operates also during the night. Full details of the tram system can be found at the Zagreb Tram website – and HERE is the tram map. The closest tram stop to the venue is “Glavni kolodvor” (main railway station) where trams 2, 4, 6, 9  and 13 stop during the day and 31, 33 i 34 during the night.

About Zagreb

Zagreb – a Croatian capital: – official City website & Tourist Board website

Local Travel Guides:

VisitZagreb

Zagreb City Guide

Where to Eat & Drink

Zagreb has countless places to eat and drink which offer delicious food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Today, most types of cuisine are available in Zagreb offering a selection of Traditional, Italian, French, Austrian, Hungarian and Chinese restaurants in the city. In addition to the Hotel Esplanade – Congress venue restaurant, that is considered as one of the best in the city, some of our recommendations include (disclaimer: personal taste of organizers heavily influences the list; click on the names in blue as they link to the place/event):

Restaurants in the city centre (the address is written so you can give it to you taxi driver or find in on Googlemaps): 

1. Vinodol – Teslina 10 – traditional Mediterranean & continental cuisine

2. La Struk – Skalinska 5 – serves only štrukli (pronounce shtrooklee) – a special dish from Zagreb

3. Bistro Fotic – Gajeva 25 – blend of traditional & international cuisine

4. Heritage – Petrinjska 14 – snacks of traditional Croatian food , not for a long stay

5. Ribice i tri tockice – Ulica Petra Preradovića 7/1, Teslina 17 – seafood restaurant

6. Bašta – Varšavska 5 – Italian food (pizza & pasta)

7. Beštija – Masarykova 11- creative dishes from Croatian cuisine

8. Rougemarin City – Petrinjska 2 – or Baba by Rougemarin – Trg Bana Jelačića 6 – very creative combinations of Croatian tasty ingredients

9. Noel – Ulica Popa Dukljanina 1 – fine dining concept, modern European cuisine

10. Brokenships bistro – Katarinin trg 3 – a part of Museum of Broken Relationships – the original Zagreb attraction – creative urban cuisine

11. Nav – Masarykova 11/1 – modern Croatian cuisine, reservations needed: reservations@nav-restaurant.com

12. Submarine burgers – Frankopanska 11. Bogovićeva 7 – well… burgers

13. Batak Grill – Centar Cvjetni, Trg Petra Preradovića 6 – BBQ & eastern european food

14. Kitchen & Grill Plac – Dolac 2 – burgers & eastern european food (ćevapi, pljeskavice…)

15. Tvornica pljeskavica Kosta – Savska 107/1 – BBQ & very traditional eastern european food

16. Pri Zvoncu – Ulica Vrbik XII 1 – traditional home-made Croatian food

Food & drink & nightlife

1. Tkalčićeva Street – where you can find  Mali Medo Brewery or check out Otto& Frank for drinks and food; various restaurants including fast food (burgers), Turkish, Indian, Thai, Korean, Greek etc.. For drinks & nightlife you can try to go to Rakhia Bar Zagreb or Funk Club or Rock Beer Club Alcatraz.

2.  Opatovina Street – “craft beer street” with recommended Tolkien’s house and Craft Room  with a good selection of local craft beers.

3. Vinyl Bar – whiskey, beer & wine bar

4. Krivi put – translated as ” wrong path” – so you have to visit it to see why

5. Swanky Monkey Garden – urban hostel & bar and a part of it is a newly opened SOI Fusion Bar – Ilica 50- with asian street food

6. Vintage Industrial Bar or close by Bikers Beer Factory 

7. A most unusual garden – gin & tonic bar

8. Botaničar – means “Botanist” – must go for all botanists/phycologist for a drink

9. Pod Zidom – excellent bistro & wine bar

10. Bornstein – wine bar with over a 100 selected wines from Croatia and world, including small wine snacks.

11. Pupitres wine bar – a butique of wine culture, excellent wine bar

12. “Ljeto na Strossu” or “Strossmartre” – open summer festival on the Upper Town ( you can find the location as Strossmayerovo setaliste on Google maps. Recommended to grab a drink in a nice atmosphere. Open until 24h.

13. Cafe de Matos – street food & drinks & stand up comedy events –  also on Strossmayer promenade

14. Pop Up Summer Gardenevent where you can buy some snacks & drinks and enjoy the music. Open until 24 h.

15. The Beertija – beer & rock club

Specific event that will be held in Zagreb during Congress week is Okolo/Around – The project is dedicated to artistic exploration of Zagreb. The goal is to bring life to a number of public city spaces by staging small interventions in the city itself. Artists will turn spaces into places where art spontaneously touches everyday city life. More info.

Coffee bars

Croatians love to drink coffee and hang around so there are plenty of wonderful places around the town. We picked out only several where you can find a wide choice of very good coffee and other beverages:

1. U Dvorištu (In the yard) –  Ul. Jurja Žerjavića 7

2.  Cogito Coffee Shop – Varšavska 11 or Cogito Coffee Shop 2 – prilaz Gjure Deželića 40

3. Quahwa –  Ul. Nikole Tesle 9/1

4. Caffe bar Finjak – Vlaška ul. 78 – very instangrammable caffe bar