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WELCOME TO SLOVENIA “Slovenia is, quite accurately put, the garden of Eden.”
hink of a beautiful, charming, romantic city in Europe. Quickly, name 3 of them; yes. Paris. Rome. London. Maybe Prague or Vienna. But you'll rarely hear 'Ljubljana'. Others think Slovenia has something to do with Russia. Can't say we blame them. Slovenia is small
indeed, a poorly recognized little green corner of land, squeezed between Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and a tiny splash of the Adriatic Sea. Fly over it, blink once and you may miss it altogether. With a population of barely 2 million people, Slovenia most likely won't make it to the top of your travel destinations, but it really should. Slovenia is, quite accurately put, the garden of Eden. Within a 2-hour stretch of driving to the South, East, West or East, you'll witness the wonders of nature crafted to perfection, any month of the year. Incredible glacial blue lakes and rivers, caves and mountains, idyllic villages nestled among the sleepy, misty green hills, endless stretches of green forests and meadows, vineyards and ﬁelds, even some blue sea, medieval towns and castles... We could go on and on. Still mostly untouched by the big wave of tourism, Slovenia is that little piece of land that shouldn't have existed in the heat of the modern, overbuilt and overexploited world. But somehow it does.
Mitja Modic, Head of the Organising Committee
WELCOME NOTE FROM YOUR RAs
ello Everyone! We are your personal (SCOPE and SCORE Regional) Assistants (for Europe). Ömer Yasir from TurkMSIC Turkey and Kasia Leszczyńska from IFMSA-Poland. We are partners in crime and along with irreplaceable Mitja from SloMSIC Slovenia we try our best
to develop the great experience for you. This survival kit is prepared for you by your OC and us. It contains really important information about the agenda, things that you have to bring (in order not to feel lonely) and general information that is useful for an enjoyable meeting for us. We are really looking forward to meet you all during our NEO/NORE weekend 2017. Come with your mind open and a lot of energy to spend! Let’s have fun together, learn, exchange ideas, know each other and make this meeting one of the best memories you can have in your life! Let’s all show Ljubljana how we rock‘n’roll! Warm regards, Kasia and Ömer
ABOUT LJUBLJANA The Capital of Slovenia
lovenia’s capital city strikes that perfect, yet elusive balance between size and quality of life. It’s big enough to offer discoveries, yet small enough to walk – or better yet, cycle around at a leisurely pace. And no place in Slovenia waltzes through architectural styles so
adroitly as the capital named ‘beloved’, from its ancient hilltop castle, splendid art nouveau banks with decorative pillars, obelisks and orbs found everywhere. Slovenia’s capital and largest city also happens to be one of Europe’s greenest and most liveable capitals. Indeed, the European sion awarded Ljubljana with the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016.
Car traffic is restricted in the centre, leaving the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which ﬂows through the city’s heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists. In summer, cafes set up terrace seating along the river; it almost feels like a nightly street party. Slovenia’s master of early-modern, minimalist design, Jože Plečnik, graced Ljubljana with beautiful buildings and accoutrements; attractive cities are often described as ‘jewel boxes’, but here the name really ﬁts. And bringing life to these historical riches, the city’s 50,000 students support an active clubbing and cultural scene, and the museums, hotels and restaurants are among the best in the country.
strength, courage and might. It is depicted on the top of the castle tower, on Ljubljana's coat of arms, while 16 dragon sculptures grace the greatly popular Dragon Bridge, which stands northeast of the Old Town, just beyond Vodnikov trg. There's an ongoing city folk joke about the winged bronze dragons supposedly wagging their tails whenever a virgin crosses the bridge; usually followed up with a smile and the remark that they've never seen it happen.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU? • National ﬂag, food and snacks for the National Food Party • Formal clothes for the opening Please also go through your old pictures and send a cute one to either Kasia or Ömer (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
VISAS WHO DOES NOT NEED A VISA? Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. WHO NEEDS A VISA? Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Tatarstan, Turkey and Ukraine. We will make sure to provide you with Letters of guarantee, which will enable you to apply for a visa. Please make sure to provide us with the following information as soon as possible: name, surname, date of birth and the full name and address of your medical school. You will have to apply for a uniform (type C) visa.
HOW TO GET TO LJUBLJANA
cca 20€ / 30 min
Ljubljana, Jože Pučnik Airport
4,1€ / 45 min
cca 7€ / 35 min
cca 15 min
Ljubljana main bus and railway station
BY PLANE There are daily ﬂights from Slovenia’s main international gateway, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, to a number of European cities, including ﬂights operated by two low-cost airlines, EasyJet and Wizz Air, which ﬂy to London, Paris and Brussels. Once at Ljubljana Airport you can take a bus to the main bus station. The ticket will cost you 4,1 euros and you will have to buy it directly from the driver. The bus leaves every hour on the hour, from 5 am untill 8 pm. The bus ride takes approximately 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can also pre-order a pick up (Go Opti - explained below, costs cca 7 euros) or take a taxi. A taxi will cost you cca 20 euros and will need half an hour to reach the city center. Since the hotel is in the pedestrian zone of the city, the taxi won’t be able to drop you off at the door. The best option is to go to the main bus and railway station and to continue your way from there on foot. Please note that Uber does not operate in Slovenia.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO THE HOTEL Hotel Emonec, Wolfova 12, 1000 Ljubljana
1. Head towards Miklošičeva street from the bus station.
2. Turn onto Miklošičeva street and walk straight for a while.
3. The end of Miklošičeva street will leed you to Prešeren square.
4. Head towards Wolfova street from Prešeren square.
5. You will ﬁnd the hotel by passing through this underpass on your right.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS WiFree LJUBLJANA
ACCOMMODATION Hotel Emonec, Wolfova 12, 1000 Ljubljana As a guest, you will enjoy one of the ﬁnest central locations in Ljubljana. Just outside the door is Ljubljana’s famed Prešern Square and the Old city. Most of the city’s attractions are just minutes away and at every step, there are friendly cafes, pastry shops and restaurants. Hotel Emonec offers rooms for 3, 4 or 5 people and a self-service breakfast. Towels are provided in the rooms and are changed every day. Each room also has free of charge WiFi and a safety deposit box.
VENUE Hotel Lev, VoĹĄnjakova ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana The sessions will take place at hotel Lev, which is only 10 minutes away from hotel Emonec. The hotel offers a seminar room, which can be arranged to ďŹ t between 30 and 100 people.
AGENDA Friday 12:00 -18:30
18:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 20:30
20:30 - 22:30
22:30 - 24:00
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:00
MM 2017 preparations
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:30
Internal Problem Solving
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:30
18:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 19:30
Sharing best practices
21:00 - 22:30
22:30 - 24:00
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:00
External Problem solving
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
Ljubljana's exchanges team is waiting for you!