13th FEPTO Conference
Pravetz, Bulgaria, 11th – 13th of May 2018
The Tree of Life: Tradition and renewal
PRAVETZ, CITY HOST OF THE CONFERENCE
PRAVETZ (Bulgarian: Правец) is a small town in central western BULGARIA with population of 4,500 people. It is located approximately 50 km from capital Sofia and 40 min from the airport.
For the participants in the FEPTO Conference will be organized transportation from the Sofia airport.
The history and name of Pravetz (=straight road) are closely related to the surrounding mountain passes. Two roads of strategic importance passed through the territory of the small village. The population of the entire village near some important pass was involved and responsible for guarding this roads, bridges, fords or mountain passes. And they have been assigned with special status in exchange for tax exemptions. This gave a privileged position to the inhabitants of the village during the difficult historical times.
On the threshold of 80s Pravetz is known as home town of the first microprocessor factory in Bulgaria and the first personal computers named also Pravetz. This has a major impact on the economic and cultural development of the city.
Among the Bulgarians the town is known as birthplace of Bulgaria’s longtime (35 years) communist President Todor Zhivkov.
Today, the town is most famous for its schools. Computers and technology systems high school which prepares students for the Technical University in Sofia, and allows for direct admission to the University to its top students.
A language high school which prepares many students who continue their undergraduate education in Bulgaria, England, the USA, Germany, and France.
And International business school which offers campus education and online education.
During the school year, the town is filled with students from different towns and villages.
Nowadays Pravetz is a calm and pleasant place for holydays. Mountains surround it, which allows for a mild climate with rare winds. In the outskirts there is a small lake used for fishing and recreation. Right on the shore of the lake is situated RIU Pravetz resort, distant enough from the daily stress of the big city.
The hotel provides a quiet and cozy atmosphere for relaxation or work. RIU Pravetz Resort offers its guests breathtaking views of the lake and the golf course, as well as the picturesque slopes of Stara Planina.
It is a luxury Resort with a total of 251 units – 108 double rooms with lake view,104 double rooms with mountain view, 10 Junior suites with lake view, an Executive floor with 13 executive studios, offering all features and services to satisfy the most demanding requirements of the leisure and business traveler. It features a host of modern spa, swimming pools, numerous entertainments and sports facilities.
Do you play golf? NO?
Here You can take your first lesson with a professional instructor at the Golf Academy.
From the previous conference:
12th FEPTO Conference
Sigtuna, Sweden, 16th – 18th of June 2017
Compass and Compassion. A conference on
Morenian ethics and philosophy
ARRIVING TO SIGTUNA
1.Coming by taxi:
The easiest way is by taxi. You ask the driver to take you to Sigtuna Folkhögskola/Folk High School, the address is Manfred Björkquists allé 20. From Arlanda Terminal 5, it will take 20 minutes, and the cost will be around 33-35 €.
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2. Coming by bus:
You take from Arlanda terminal 5 the bus 583 direction Märsta, each bus leaves 20 minutes hourly. Arriving to Märsta station, change to bus 575 to Sigtuna Folkhögskola, each bus leaves 20 minutes hourly. The whole trip takes 1hr 6 min. The ticket should be valid for zone C. You can buy it on the bus, with 50 krona the whole price, or 32 krona reduced price; or at a ticket machine, with 36 krona, the full price or 20 krona reduced price.
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There are of course a lot. We do recommend to stay at Sigtuna Folkhögskola, to be together with the whole community. In case for any reason you cannot, we recommend some closest to the venue of the FEPTO conference and Annual Meeting, which are not necessarily the best ones, and have much higher rates.
Closer to the Venue
- Sigtunastifseltsen Hotell and Konferens: around 800 SEK/day for a single room.
Address: Manfred Björkquists allé 4, Tel: +46 8 592 589 00; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sigtuna Bed & Breakfast: around 950 SEK/day for a single room.
Address: Tvärgränd 12, Sigtuna; Tel: +46 70 35 33 722; E-mail: email@example.com
- Sigtunahojden: around 1200 SEK/day for a single room.
Address: Hertigvägen 7, Sigtuna; Tel: +46 8 592 577 00; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweden is a Member-State of the European Union and has ratified the Schengen Agreement. Citizens traveling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions.
Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. Sweden follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card or other form of official identification means.
Citizens of the majority of the countries that are not Member-States of the Schengen Agreement require a visa to enter Sweden and the E.U. Visitors from these countries can obtain further information from the Swedish Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or even from their travel agencies.
For more information: https://www.migrationsverket.se
For all questions about the arrangement or accommodation, please contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC):
Secretary of the Conference: Mariolina Werner
Tel: +46 76-206 67 71
Coordinator of the LOC: Judith Teszáry
Tel: +46 73-942 99 48