Kraków became the capital city of Poland in 1038 and later has been established as a major administrative center for the Kingdom of Poland in 1257 until 1596 when Warsaw became the capital city of Poland. Today Kraków is the second (after Warsaw) city in Poland with slightly less than 800 thousand inhabitants. It is also the capital city of the Małopolska province with wonderful rural areas and significant agricultural production.

It is quite easy to arrive to Kraków. The John Paul II International Airport is the second one in Poland after the Warsaw Chopin International Airport. It has connections with most major cities in Europe. Kraków Airport is located only 25-30 minutes from the city center by train or 40-45 minutes by bus.

Hotels in Kraków offer modest prices for incoming visitors. The most expensive ones charge around 500 PLN for a double room per night. However, you might find many less expensive accommodation places for 150 – 250 PLN per night for a double room. In each case the price includes breakfast (NOT the continental style). Hostels in Kraków are really cheap charging for 50 - 60 PLN per person per night with kitchen facilities. Thanks for the experience of the Bureau for Organisation of the Events (Jagiellonian University) we might be able to reduce prices in some hotels for the participants of the Congress. The Local Organizing Committee has made a preliminary reservation for the congress participants in the hotels. The list of accommodation can be found here.


 Krakow Tourist Information.

 Tourist Information of the Malopolska Province.

Conference venue

The conference venue is located in the heart of Krakow, which is easy to reach from the airport by public bus, train, or taxi. If you decide choose to take the train you should get out at Kraków Main Station (Kraków Główny). 

All information about tickets, prices, connections, etc. can be found here.

Conference plenary sessions will be held in Auditorium Maximum - one of the main university's buildings located within the walking distance to the Krakow Old Town. Other  (WG`s) sessions will take place in the buildings of the Jagiellonian University located in the Old Town (nearby the Main Square) at Auditorium Maximum (AM, 33 Krupnicza Street) and at the Law School (LS) 33a Krupnicza Street. Moreover the session for Early Stage Researchers will start on Sunday afternoon (July 23, 2017) at 52 Grodzka Street (Institute of Sociology) which is also located in the walking distance from the Main Square.