CONFERENCE ON THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK
BUDAPEST, 25-26 MAY, 2011


Hungarian EU presidency event

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Venue of the meeting

The Ministry of National Resources will hold the Conference on the European Qualifications Framework in Danubius Hotel Helia Conference Hotel**** in Budapest.

Address:
Danubius Hotel
Helia
Conference Hotel****
E-mail: helia@danubiushotels.com
Internet: www.danubiushotels.com/helia
H-1133 Budapest
62-64 Kárpát utca
Tel: +36-1-889 5800
Fax: +36-1-889 5801


Interpretation

English, French and Hungarian interpretation will be provided during the plenary session of the conference. One workshop will be interpreted to the same languages, the others will be held in English.

Registration

You are kindly asked to register via an online registration system from 4th April, 2011 until 29th April. The address of the conference's website is: http://tempus.tpf.hu/eqf. The password is given in your invitation letter. You will receive an automatic reply about receiving your registration. You will get a second answer about the confirmation of your registration.

Hotel Accommodation

The cost of your hotel accommodation will be covered as specified in your invitation letter. The venue of both the accommodation and the conference will be Danubius Hotel Helia Conference Hotel****.

Address:
Danubius Hotel
Helia
Conference Hotel****
E-mail: helia@danubiushotels.com
Internet: www.danubiushotels.com/helia
H-1133 Budapest
62-64 Kárpát utca
Tel: +36-1-889 5800
Fax: +36-1-889 5801


As for extra nights and delegates, one night at Danubius Hotel Helia Conference Hotel**** costs between 79-89 EUR exclusively for the participants of the Conference on the European Qualifications Framework.

You will be provided in the confirmation letter with the hotel accommodation booking link.

Transportation (Transfers)

For conference participants a shuttle service called AIRPORT SHUTTLE MINIBUSZ is available at your charge for discount fare from Ferihegy Airport to the hotel. One way costs approximately 2100 HUF (8 EUR). Website: www.airportshuttle.hu

ON ARRIVAL
You can directly go to the AirportShuttle-Minibusz desk and tell the assistant that you come to the EU Presidency Conference on the European Qualifications Framework. The AirportShuttle-Minibusz hostess will accompany you to the bus which takes you to the hotel. This is an exclusive service of AirportShuttle-Minibusz for the delegates to the EU Presidency events of Hungary.

ON DEPARTURE
You can buy and order the airport shuttle service immediately on your arrival for your journey back, too. Or you can ask the hotel reception to book the return trip for you by giving them at what time and from where you would like to leave. Please take note that this service should be ordered 24 hours before departure. Telephone numbers of the AirportShuttle-Minibusz: +36-1-296-8555; +36-1-999-8555

If you want to take a taxi, we propose to call one of the following numbers:
Fġtaxi+36-1-222-2222Tele 5:+36-1-555-5555
Rádiótaxi:+36-1-777-7777City Taxi:+36-1-211-1111
6x6 taxi:+36-1-666-6666Taxi 2000:+36-1-200-0000

In Hungary 10% tipping is usual for taxi drivers.

The Center of Budapest



Danubius Hotel Helia Conference Hotel Budapest



Others

Weather may be almost like summer with many warm and sunny and some really hot days. You can even go bathing on some days and sit in outdoor places in the evening at this time of the year in Hungary.

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Budapest has an efficient public transport network made up of more than 180 bus, trolleybus, 29 tram and 3 metro lines. Generally the buses, trams and trolleybuses operate between 4.30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Public transport tickets generally must be purchased in advance. Single tickets can usually be purchased at newspaper kiosks, tobacco shops, and all kinds of tickets are available at underground METRO stations (marked M) or in BKV (Budapest Transports Limited) sales offices. The pre-purchased single tickets have to be validated on the buses, trams and underground (metro) stations. A single ticket is usually valid per access in Budapest. One single ticket costs 320HUF.

Currency

The Hungarian currency is the Forint. There are coins of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 HUF and banknotes of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 in Hungary. Exchanging money is strongly recommended in licensed places. Do not take the risk of changing money in the street! You can change money at the reception of the hotel, but probably the rate is much better at one of the change-booths of the city centre. Major credit cards are widely accepted in Hungary. 1 EUR is approx. 280 Hungarian Forints (HUF).

Contacts

More information concerning content:
Ms Erzsébet Szlamka
EU coordination officer


Ministry of National Resources
State Secretariat for Education
Unit for EU Relations

Tel: +36-1-7954872
E-mail: erzsebet.szlamka@nefmi.gov.hu
More information about organization:
E-mail: hupres.educ@nefmi.gov.hu