Frequently Asked Questions

Are electrical plugs different from other European countries?

220 volts/50Hz. Plugs are 2 pronged and rounded, bring an adapter for your phone, tablet, laptop, etc. Mainland Europe’s plugs are mostly the same except for the UK's which are 3 pronged and flat.

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Can we present via video link or Skype?

Unfortunately not - all presenters must attend the conference and present in person.

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Do I need a visa to attend the conference?

Everyone entering Hungary must have a valid travel document. In the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card or a passport is required. Visas are required for some countries. Delegates must check their requirement by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular Services website (see the link below).

http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/en

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How can I obtain an invitation letter to support my visa application?

Should you require a letter of invitation to support any visa application we will gladly provide this to anyone who has purchased their conference ticket and / or has had their paper accepted for the conference. To obtain your letter of invitation please email enquiries@eecera2018.org with the following:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Dates of travel to Italy
  • Title(s) of paper(s) submitted and/or conference booking number

Please note EECERA 2018, nor any of its partners, accepts any responsibility for any financial loss relating to inability of an individual to obtain the required travel documents.

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How do I book accommodation?

EECERA will provide a list of local hotels located in the close proximity to the conference venue however, delegates will be required to liaise directly with their chosen accommodation provider to book it.

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How do I get a visa for the conference?

Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in your country will provide further information regarding this. Please visit their website(s) for details.

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If I am presenting at the conference, do I have to pay the conference fee?

Yes, all attendees, whether presenting or not, are required to pay the conference fees. If you book before 31st May 2018, you will benefit from Early Bird Booking rates and some applicants may be able to access PhD student discounts or EECERA member discount. For more information on prices, visit the Fees page here

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Is entry to the conference Gala Dinner included in the conference fee?

No. The conference fee does not include the Gala Dinner. More information about the Social Programme, including booking a seat at the Gala Dinner will be provided to registered delegates in due course. When the booking links are live, early booking is recommended.

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Is the conference being held in the centre of Budapest?

Yes, the conference is being held in the centre of Budapest. The University of Debrecen is our host this year and but our conference venue will be the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Muegyelem rakpart 3, Budapest.

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What is the official language of the conference?

The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts must be submitted in English and all presentations must be delivered in English.

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What’s the currency in Hungary and can I use my credit card?

The currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forints. Most shops, restaurants and hotels should accept credit cards. Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted. Most banks have ATMs where you can access your debit or credit account.

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What’s the weather going to be like in August?

In August the average temperature is 21˚C and the weather is generally warm with average of 10 days of rainfall.

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When will I be able to register to attend the conference?

Early Bird bookings will open in January 2018.

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When will I be able to submit my research proposal?

The website will be opened for proposal submission from November 2017.

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When will I know if my proposal has been accepted?

We will let delegates know whether their proposal has been accepted by 26th April 2018 For more information on other important dates click here.

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Will lunch be provided?

The conference fee covers provision of refreshments during breaks (including tea, coffee, water and some snacks) and three lunches.

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You haven’t answered my question. How do I contact you?

If we didn’t answer your question, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please visit the contact page here for more information.

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