Frequently Asked Questions

Are electrical plugs different from other European countries?

For Greece there are two associated plug types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Greece operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. 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 Greece 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).

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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 with the following:

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

Please note EECERA 2019, 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?

Greek 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 23rd May 2019, 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 Thessaloniki?

Yes, the conference is being held in the centre of Thessaloniki at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki 541 24, Greece,

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What are the best airport transfer options?

The city of Thessaloniki is located approximately 16 km from the Thessaloniki Airport Macedonia and there are two ways to travel to the city. The fastest but also more expensive way is by taxi. Taxi takes about 35 minutes to get to the city center and costs 20-25€. Bus service is also available 7 days a week. The bus numbers are 78 and 01X for daily routes. There is also night bus service (numbers 78N and N1)for the leaving the bus station every 30 minutes. The bus service takes about 45-65 minutes depending on the day and time.

Single Tickets for buses 78 and 78N οr 01X and 01N airport lines costs:

  • 2€- Regular
  • 1€- Discounted (for people up to 18 years old and over 65 years old)

Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines onboard or at OASTH kiosks at the airport and more places in the city. Please click here for more information about the kiosks.

Thessaloniki has a good transport network and for more information about travelling options please visit the official transportation service page here.


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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 Greece and can I use my credit card?

The currency in Greece is the Euro. 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 25˚C and the weather is generally warm with average of 4 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 2019.

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When will I be able to submit my research proposal?

The website will be opened for proposal submission from November 2018.

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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 18th April 2019 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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