General meeting – Smolenice, 2023

General and Management Committee meetings

 Time : April 17-18, 2023

Venue: Congress Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Smolenice, Slovakia; Smolenice castle

Congress Centre of SAS, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia

2nd Hybrid General meeting: April 17, 2023

4th Hybrid Management Committee meeting: April 18, 2023

  • Link for the zoom meeting will be sent with the final agenda. Download Final Agenda .
  • One hour before the meeting, we will start an online session to test communications.
If you are coming to Smolenice
  1. Social dinner will be organized at April 17. When the list of participants is final we will send you a questionnaire about food preferences to make reservations.
  2. Local organizers will provide one bus transfer from Bratislava to Smolenice on  April 16 afternoon. As soon as you make reservations please indicate time of arrival to Bratislava in the Google doc.

Please do not make travelling arrangements before you receive an official invitation through the COST web page.

Whether you plan to participate online or in person, we would like to ask for your assistance to address some organizational issues as well as possible.

Activities that will take place on the first day (April 17, 2023.)  will be focused on the first-year results, ongoing activities and future plans, as well as introduction of new participants.

If you plan to participate to  2nd Hybrid General meeting (either online or in person), please upload your presentation before April 5, 2023 and let us know about its duration (5-15 minutes) in order to prepare a detailed Agenda.



Smolenice is accessible by bus and train – flying to Vienna, taking the bus to Bratislava (a bus from Bratislava to Smolenice can be arranged).
For further informations, please visit site:

Castle restaurant opened during the events
Breakfast in accommodation
Lunch/dinner 13/13
Dinig Room
The capacity of the Lunch room is 64 seats, of the Art Dining room 36 seats, and of the room at the castle courtyard is 50 seats.

Congress Centre facilities

Conference room90
Forester style saloon35
Small conference room20
Red saloon70
Courtyard room50

Sights around

Driny cave

Walking distance from the castle

Cerveny kamen castle

20 min by bus, biggest cellars in Central Europe