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8th MC / WG Meeting and Workshop (March 16-17, 2017)

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Slovakia is a member of EU and Schengen Area.


Slovakia belongs to the northern moderate climatic zone with four seasons, March being the first month of the spring. March is characterized by colder weather with average daily maximum of 9 °C. In Slovakia, the weather and climate in the spring might be very unstable.


Mobile, Broadband Internet Access and fax facilities are readily available while Telekom (T-mobile), ORANGEO2 and 4ka (available on all post offices) provide the latest generation mobile services (UMTS, 3G/HSPA+, EDGE, LTE). Relatively cheap international calling cards may be bought from various outlets. Many public places (restaurants, bars, hotels…) provide free WiFi access.


The Euro (€) is the official currency of Slovakia since 2009. Major credit cards are widely accepted although cash is usually expected in less touristy locations, in smaller retail outlets or for inexpensive purchases.


The largest banks in Slovakia are Slovenska sporitelna (Erste Group), TATRA banka (Raiffeisen), CSOB (KBC Group), Vseobecna uverova banka (Intesa Sanpaolo) or National Bank of Slovakia etc.


Slovakia, like most other European countries, has a 230-volt AC, 50Hz mains power supply and uses German/French plugs. Visitors from the United Kingdom will need an adaptor to use electrical appliances with three-pin plugs, while visitors from the United States and/or Canada will need a transformer in order to use 110/125V appliances.


Health care in Slovakia is financed by health insurance. Health insurance in Slovakia is obligatory and shall be paid by every citizen of Slovakia. European Union citizens must have valid European Health Insurance Card. Medications are sold in pharmacies (Lekaren). There is a pharmacy located near to the Venue (across the street). Emergency medical service is operational 24 hours 7 days a week.

Emergency phone number: 112


The Slovak language is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish, Kashubian and Serbian). Slovak is mutually intelligible with Czech.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Emergency (Police, Ambulance, Fire): 112
Police: 158
Ambulance: 155
Fire: 150
Municipal police: 159