The Belgrade meeting of COST TU1406 Action entitled “An overview of Key Performance Indicators across Europe and Overseas – The main findings from WG1 and other contributions from WG2 and WG3” will be held from the 30th March 2016 until 1st April 2016 at the Metropol Palace hotel in Belgrade, Serbia.
The venue is located near the Faculty of Civil Engineering and it is only 20 minutes of walk form the city centre. This five-star hotel, which was built in 1973 and renovated in 2010, has already hosted various international and domestic conferences.
The hotel’s infrastructure offers a spacious and unique lobby, pleasant lounge area and other gathering spaces. Three conference rooms (Nikola Tesla A, B, C) are at disposal for the COST meeting.Metropol Palace Belgrade Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 69 11000 Beograd Phone: +381 11 3333 100 Fax: +381 11 3333 300 GPS Coordinates: 44.806477 (lat) 20.473269 (long)
Figure 1. Travelling from the airport to the venueTaxi transport from the airport: On arrival, after you claim your baggage and pass the customs zone, look for a taxi booth. It is located next to the Arrivals exit. State the address and/or name of your hotel and receive a written confirmation rate for the ride. You do not pay at the booth, but directly to the driver upon arrival on your address. On the Arrivals exit, there is a taxi station where you may enter a first free vehicle. The price for the ride to the broader city centre i.e. second zone is 1800 RSD – approx. 15 EUR, and you should ask the driver for the receipt. This price is per car, not per passenger. Public transport from the airport: The airport shuttle (Mini bus line A1) is available on the Arrivals exit. It leaves every 20 minutes from the airport to the “Slavija” square (the last stop). The tickets are bought inside a bus and the price is 300 RSD (approx. 2.5EUR). Upon arriving at the square, look for a news stand where you may purchase the public transport card (BUS PLUS single ticket valid for 1.5 hours – 89 RSD = 0.8EUR). Wait for trams No. 2/10/3 or 14 at the stop: “Trg Slavija” (stations are not in the same spot) and enter in the direction towards the roundabout. Exit on the very next stop (after the tram goes on top of the hill) and you will be within 100m from the Hotel (Figure 2).
Figure 2. From “Slavija” square to the venueTransport from the Railway/Bus station: Upon arriving at the Railway or Bus station, call a taxi service (see General Information). The ride takes about 10 minutes and fare should be about 400 RSD (approx. 3.5 EUR). Alternatively, look for a news stand where you may purchase the public transport card (BUS PLUS single ticket valid for 1.5 hours – 89 RSD = 0.8EUR). Wait for trams No. 2, 3 or 7 (stations are not in the same spot) and enter in the direction towards the roundabout “Slavija“ square. From the railway station, if you enter trams 2/3 or 7, ride for two or three stations respectively to reach the hotel (Figure 3).
Figure 3. From Railway/Bus station to the venue
Figure 4.The venue’s surroundingsTransport within the city: The relevant public transport lines which have arrival stations (yellow colour in Figure 4.) in the vicinity of the venue: Buses No. 26, 27 Trams No. 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14 From the venue, the city centre is easily reachable on foot (approx. 20 min of walking) or with the public transport Bus No. 26, 27 (blue colour in Figure 4.): Buses No. 26, 27 / enter at the station near the Faculty of Law, exit on the second station – „Terazije“. It is the station which is just after you pass the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia on the right. General information (Please read carefully): - All cash payments are realized solely in local currency RSD - dinars (1 EUR approx. = 122 RSD) - Payment by credit cards in public transport vehicles, taxis and shuttles is not possible - For using the public transportation you need to purchase a BUS PLUS Card - Taking the taxi near the railway station/bus station should be avoided due to the possibility of fraud. Instead, call a taxi service (e.g. +381 1119801 – Belgrade Taxi, +381 1119803 – Pink Taxi Useful websites: http://www.beograd.rs/cms/view.php?id=220; - general info about Belgrade http://www.tob.rs;http://www.traveltoserbia.net/ - general info about Serbia, sightseeing... https://www.busplus.rs/page-servisi.php - public transport information http://www.beg.aero/en/strana/8871/from-belgrade-airport - additional airport - taxi information http://www.beg.aero/en/strana/8811/autobus - additional airport shuttle information
The objectives of the WG meeting are to develop a common understanding of the aims and ideas of COST Action TU1406 within the Action network and their dissemination.Further and according to the Scientific Work Plan, the WG meeting aims at the characterization of WP-s and their interaction, in particular of WP1, bridge performance indicators, WP2, target values, and WP3, quality control plans.This meeting has several objectives, such as:
The detailed programme is provided in the meeting booklet.
COST organization provides a certain amount of financial means for organizing such meetings and to reimburse participants. This includes for example accommodation costs, meals, transport expenses, etc.. For more information about travel reimbursement request please visit the following webpage.
Since Management Committee members, WG leaders, and invited speakers are automatically included, a limited number of other participants will be reimbursed due to the limited financial funds available. Remaining seats for reimbursement will be given to highly suitable applicants and early applications will be assigned priority.
The local organizers suggest using the following listed hotels for accommodation, conveniently located nearby the venue.Metropol Palace ***** (the venue) Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 69, 11000 Beograd Tel.: +381 11 3333 100 Fax: +381 11 3333 300 Holiday Inn Express Belgrade - City*** (15 min of walking to venue) Ruzveltova 23, 11000 Beograd Tel.: +381 11 4144670 Fax: +381 Zira Hotel Belgrade**** (17 min of walking to venue) Ruzveltova 35, 11000 Beograd Tel.: +381 11 3314 800 Fax: +381 11 3314 701
Accommodation prices (EUR) per hotel are summarized in the following table.
|HOTEL||Rank||Applicable Rate for Single Occupancy||Applicable Rate for Double Occupancy||City Tax Rate per Person per Night (approx.)||Breakfast Rate per Person per Night|
|29.03 to 2.04||29.03 to 2.04|
|Holiday Inn Express Belgrade - City||3¬||55,00||60,00||1,5||Incl.|
|Zira Hotel Belgrade||4¬||70,00||80,00||1,5||Incl.|
Rooms with special price will be available for a limited time for the participants through the following accommodation request forms, which are available on a first come first serve basis. That means that if there is no more standard room available, the hotel will give you a bigger room for an expensive price. The listed price is in EUR, but you will be charged in local currency (1 EUR approx. = 122 RSD). The suggested hotels, which are near the venue, are Holiday Inn Express Belgrade City and Zira Hotel Belgrade.