Good to Know
Participants are kindly requested to turn off or switch their cell phones to silent mode in the meeting rooms where scientific sessions are held.
Travelling by Prague city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance. For more information about Public Transport in Prague click here.
To stand to our Environmental policy statement, we are excited to announce that we are going Paperless!
This initiative is important to us, and we take our social responsibility to reduce the carbon footprint very seriously.
With e-communication enjoy faster service and flexibility and take this as an opportunity to contribute to the preservation of our local environment.
The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown = Česká koruna (CZK = Kč). International credit cards for example are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the Prague International Airport. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site. You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.
Even though at the majority of the hotels, shops and restaurants in Prague are English spoken, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Prague.
Hi = Ahoj (ah-hoy)
Hello = Dobrý den (dob-ree den)
Good evening = Dobrý večer (dobree vecher)
Good night = Dobrou noc (dobrow nots)
How are you? = Jak se máte? (jak se mahte)
I am fine = Mám se dobře (mam se dobrzhe)
Thank you = Děkuji (dyekooyi)
Please = prosím (proseem)
How much is it? = Kolik to stojí? (ko-lik to s-tojee)
Beer = Pivo (pivo)
Would you like to go for a beer? = Nechceš jít na pivo? (ne-zay-de-me na pivo)
One = Jeden (yeden)
Two = Dva (d-vah)
Three = Tři (trzhee)
All foreign visitors to the Czech Republic must possess a passport valid for at least the next three months. Participants requiring a visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Czech Republic or diplomatic missions in their countries in order to avoid delay in travel to the Congress.
The Czech Republic uses a 230-volt 50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug. More information here.
Important Telephone Numbers
112 – General Emergency (The European Standard number)
150 – Fire Department
155 – Ambulance
156 – Prague police
158 – Police
The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or loss or damage to property belonging to the Congress participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country
Smoking in the ESPA 2023 area is not allowed.
The official language of the ESPA 2023 is English. Translation services will not be provided.
The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.
Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday till Sunday.
The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summertime, i.e. GMT +2 hours.
Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.