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About Slovenia

Slovenia is a green and diverse country, lying between the Alps, the Mediterranean, and the Panonian plain and embracing all the beauties of the old continent. In the north it boundries Austria, in the east Hungary, in the south Croatia and Italy in the west.


Facts about Slovenia

Area 20.273 m2
Population 2 million
Language Slovene
Currency Euro (€)
GDP 18.074 EUR per capita (2014)
Capital Ljubljana
Political system multiparty parliamentary democracy
Electricity 220 V - 50 Hz

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Travel to Slovenia

By air

Ljubljana international Airport (Jože Pučnik) is connected to many European cities. Beside the national carrier Adria Airways there are many different European companies flying in. Nearby airports are Vienna (A), v Graz (A), Klagenfurt (A), Salzburg (A), Venice (I), Trieste (I) and Zagreb (CRO).

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By car

Slovenia mapGood roads and short distances present the best way to explore the beauties of Slovenia. You need a vignette for motorways. The lights are obligatory also during the day.

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By train

Slovenia is well connected also by rail with neighbouring countries and is also a part of Eurail Global Pass.

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Visa Information

Some participants from foreign countries may require a visa to enter Slovenia. Please note that Slovenia is a part of the Schengen Area. You are encouraged to apply for a visa as soon as possible. The time frames for visa processing are difficult to predict with accuracy for any individual applicant and could vary significantly depending on the country of residence of the applicant. You need to contact the Slovenian consulate in your country (or the consulate of another country that may handle visa applications for Slovenia) and enquire about the necessary documentation to be provided.

If you need a Letter of Guarantee for your visa application, please do not forget to indicate this when registering for the Conference. A Letter of invitation or some other document may be obtained from the local Organizers. But please contact Albatros Agency first with your request. In order to be sent a letter of invitation, the participation fee must be paid first.

Please note that a Letter of invitation is not a guarantee that a visa will be granted. Applicants for a visa must still demonstrate to the authorities that they qualify for a visa individually based on their own merit.

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Weather in Slovenia

Due to the changes in climate - Mediterranean at the coast, Alpine in the Alps and Karavanke mountains, and Pannonian to the northeast of the country – the appropriate clothes for each season is recommended.

Average temperatures in July are above 20 °C and in January 0 °C. In the summer it can be very hot at the coast and quite cold in the mountains.

We advise you to check the weather forecast before coming to Slovenia.

Temperature and rainfall in SloveniaClick to enlarge

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