Some useful information on
- Weather and climate
- Currency, Foreign Exchange and Banking
- Value Added Tax
- Visa Information
- Emergency Situations and Medical Services
- Public Transportation and more
Weather and climate
Slovenia’s climate varies from Alpine in the north, across Mediterranean in the coastal region to continental in the Pannonian Plain in the northeastern part of the country. The average temperature in July is slightly above 20°C and the average temperature in January approximately 0°C. During summer, the weather in Ljubljana is affected by warm air streams moving from the Mediterranean, so summers in Ljubljana are relatively hot.
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Currency, Foreign Exchange and Banking
The official currency in Slovenia is Euro. The exchange office closest to the conference venue is located in the World Trade Centre Ljubljana, two blocks away from FELU on Dunajska cesta 156.
All major international credit cards are accepted in shops, hotels and restaurants. Traveller’s cheques are also accepted by all banks, travel agencies and hotels, and in many shops. Foreign exchange services are also available at hotels.
Most banks are open weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are available 24/7 and located throughout the city. Almost all ATMs have a language key which enables you to follow the instructions in English.
Value Added Tax (VAT)
Numerous shops advertising “Tax-Free Shopping” in their windows make it possible for visitors from non-European Union countries to receive a refund of value added tax paid on a minimum of 50 euros worth of goods purchased in a single shop within a single day on condition that the goods are taken outside the country within three months from the purchase date.
To enter the Republic of Slovenia, EU/EEA citizens need only a valid identity card, whereas citizens of many, but not all, countries need a valid passport. Participants should contact the nearest Slovene Embassy or consulate for details regarding current passport and visa requirements. All information, including a list of states with corresponding visa requirements and addresses of all Slovene Embassies, may be found on the web page of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Slovenia under the topic
Visa information/Entry to Slovenia
Emergency Situations and Medical Services
In case of emergency call 112 (SOS – Ambulance, Fire Brigade) or 113 (Police). These calls are free. No region code is required.
Ljubljana is one of the smallest European capitals with a very good net of public transportation. To reach conference venue from the city centre you can take the following buses:
- Number 6 (direction ČRNUČE) – get off at the MERCATOR station.
- Number 8 (direction JEŽICA) – get off at the MERCATOR station.
- Number 20 (direction NOVE STOŽICE) – get off at the KARDELJEVA PLOŠČAD station.
Both stops are approximately 200 m from the conference venue.
For taxi service please dial +386 41 97 00 00 or +386 41 445 406 or ask for help at the Conference Office. We recommend you to order a taxi service by phone because stopping a taxi on the street could be more expensive.
Slovenian time zone is CET (Central European Time). Slovenia is thus one hour ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
Electricity in Slovenia is a 230 Volts 50 Hz system. Slovenia uses the Europlug (CEE 7/16). This is the plug used in most other European countries.
Opening Hours of Retailers
Most stores are open weekdays at least from 9 AM to 7 PM and Saturdays at least from 9 AM to 5 PM. On Sundays large stores are open from 9 AM to 3 PM.