The conference will be hosted by Babeș-Bolyai University (BBU), one of the top universities in Romania. Babeș-Bolyai University is located in Transylvania, in the beautiful town of Cluj-Napoca, which has been elected as the European Youth Capital in 2015.

Cluj is a diverse city that combines the old days with their beautiful buildings and history, with our current, modern, and technology-oriented times. Feel free to walk through the streets, have a meal and a drink at a terrace in Unirii Square and enjoy the beautiful architecture of St. Michael's Church.

Also, in the middle of the city there is a place to relax surrounded by nature – you can enjoy a walk through Central Park, relax on the shore of the Someș river or even visit the famous botanical garden.

The streets are almost constantly alive with people, due to the fact that Cluj is a university city. The city is teeming with students and artists, therefore intrigue is guaranteed. As far as food is concerned, a wide range of meals can be found both in elegant places and casual, comfortable settings. A rich experience in Cluj is guaranteed by all these and many more, at a very convenient cost.

If you want to adventure further from the city, you can explore astonishing places all around Transylvania: The Natural Reservation of Cheile Turzii, Turda Salt Mine, Scarisoara Ice Cave, Transfagarasan Highway, Sibiu, Brasov, Sighișoara, and many more.

Travel by air, Bus, & Train

Cluj-Napoca has an international airport which runs direct flights, both regular and charter, from several cities in Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Greece etc. For further information about these flights please contact a ticketing agency or visit www.airportcluj.ro. From the airport to the city center you can choose between public transport (i.e., bus number 5) and taxi. There is a taxi stand inside the airport. There are about 6 major cab companies: Napoca, Diesel, Terra & Fan, Pro Rapid, Nova, Pritax etc. Their cars are all equipped with taximeters and have about the same prices, posted in a visible place outside and inside. A taxi ride from the airport to the center of the city is around 6 euros. You can also arrive in Cluj-Napoca via other cities in Romania, like Bucharest. There are busses, trains, and planes which make these connections. 

There are bus companies running regular direct transport to Cluj-Napoca from several European cities (more information on www.eurolines.ro)

Several international trains arrive daily to Cluj-Napoca. For those who prefer to travel by train, there are good connections for these trains in Budapest. You will find more information at reiseauskunft.bahn.de

Accommodations & Meals

Accommodations: For a time-frame of May 17th to May 19th, 2018, accommodation costs for 2 nights (single occupancy) are as follows (please note that prices may change, these are the prices in September 27th 2017):

  • 1 night in a 5-star hotel costs 150 Euros/ single occupancy room (breakfast included), as can be seen here
  • 1 night in a 4-star hotel costs 65 Euros/ single occupancy room (breakfast included), as can be seen here
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel costs 40 Euros/ single occupancy room (breakfast included), as can be seen here
  • 1 night in an budget accommodation costs 20 Euros/ single occupancy room (breakfast included), as can be seen here

The costs of meals are as follows:
A 2 course meal (a-la-carte) + wine in a Cluj restaurant costs approx. 20 Euros.
A budget meal (i.e., menu of the day type of meal) in a Cluj restaurant costs approx. 5 Euros (drinks not included).

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