RECON Midterm Conference 

Practical information 

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All the below information with further details are included in a document with practical information (download pdf).

Accommodation and conference venue

Hotel Diplomat****

Evropská 15, Prague 6
Phone: +420 296 559 111
E-mail: info(at)


Overview of conference rooms 



How to get to the hotel from the airport

Prague Airport (Letiště Ruzyně) is located about 15 km from the city centre. It takes approx. 15 minutes to reach the hotel by car and approx. 20 minutes by bus.

Public transport – Bus no. 119
This provides the cheapest and easiest way of getting to the hotel. The bus stops in front of Terminal 1 and 2 at the Airport (Schengen countries) and drops you off in front of Hotel Diplomat, at Dejvická station (the last stop). It is easy to use, reliable and runs frequently (usually every 5 minutes during workdays). Tickets are sold at tobacco stalls, yellow ticket machines or by the bus driver and cost 26 CZK. Plan your travel.

We recommend you to use the services of AAA RadioTaxi as they offer services in English and standard prices, and are the official company serving the Prague Airport. The price from the airport to Hotel Diplomat is around 360 CZK. The company has its staff at the airport, which are able to assist you in English. You can alternatively order a taxi by dialling 00420-14014, sending a text message on 00420/606 999 069 or online.

There are numerous shuttle companies, such as Prague Airport Shuttle or Prague Airport Transfers. The use of their services is more convenient for a larger group.


Conference dinners

For both dinners there will be common departure from the hotel reception at 19:30 and transportation back to the hotel after the dinner. Registered participants only. 

Friday, 9 October

Dinner at Letenský zámeček (Chateau Letna) at 20:00.

Address: Letenské sady 341, Praha 7 / Phone: +420 233 378 208 / Map

Saturday 10 October

Dinner at Plzeňská Restaurace (Pilsner Restaurant at the Municipal House) at 20:00.

Address: Námestí Republiky 1090/5, Praha 1 / Phone: +420 222 002 780 / Map


Sunday activities

The two optional Sunday trips are restricted to participants who have registered in advance. Please contact the organisers for any questions.

Guided walking tour of Prague - Sunday 11 October, 09:00-12:00

The walking tour will take you to the most interesting parts of Prague, such as the Prague Castle, the cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge, the Old Town hall and the Old Town Square. Upon request other areas might be included, please notify the organisers in advance.


Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) - Sunday 11 October, 09:00-15:30

Karlovy Vary is a world famous spa city located in the Western Bohemia, a 1.5-hour bus ride outside Prague. In the 19th century, Carlsbad became a popular tourist destination, especially for international celebrities visiting for spa treatment. The city is also known for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the popular Czech liqueur Karlovarská Becherovka. The glass manufacturer Moser Glass is located in Carlsbad. The city has been used as the location for a number of film-shoots Notable visitors include Peter I of Russia (who visited Karlovy Vary in 1711), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1917), and Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Ludwig van Beethoven would take walks together, much to the delight of the people of Karlovy Vary.


Contact information

The conference is organised by:

Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

ARENA – Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (RECON coordinator)

For any queries, please contact the organisation team at ASCR: recon(at)