- Venue & Location
The main venue of the conference, the central building of Babeş-Bolyai University (1, M.Kogălniceanu Street, Cluj-Napoca 400084), is near the Union Square (Piaţa Unirii) in the city center. (http://www.ubbcluj.ro/en/). Rooms 123, 124, 130, 131, 132, 138, and Aula Magna are in this building.
On September 4th and 5th, lunch will be served across the street, at the “Pyramid” Restaurant (1 Em. de Martonne Str.). This is where the Welcome Reception will also be held on September 4th. On September 6th, lunch will be served at the Restaurant of the “Academic College” (entrance also possible from 5 Kogălniceanu Str.).
The Conference Dinner will take place at the Restaurant “Casa Boema”, 34 Iuliu Maniu Street (Sala Boema/Boema Room, upper floor), for participants having reserved a place by payment of the extra fee of EUR 30.This venue is at a 5-minute walk from Unirii Square to Avram Iancu Square.
The author-meets-critics session with Pierre-Michel Menger will take place at the Institut Français (22 Brătianu Str.), which is at a 5-minute walk from Babeş-Bolyai University.
The author-meets-critics session with Noël Carroll will take place at the American Corner, “Octavian Goga” County Library, 104 Dorobanţilor Str.
To get here from Babeş-Bolyai University, you can walk (30 minutes), take bus no. 24, 24P, or 25 and get off at “Mărăşti Market” station (10 minutes + another 3-minute walk), or take a taxi (7 minutes).
Workshops AM1, AM2, and AM3 take place at Spaţiu Intact “Fabrica de pensule” (The Paintbrush Factory), 59-61 Henri Barbusse Str.
A shuttle (16 places) is at disposal of the presenters in the AM Workstream, departure at 13:30 from Babeş-Bolyai University; return from “Paintbrush Factory” at 19:00.
Other participants: to get there from Babeş-Bolyai University, you can walk (35 minutes), take bus no. 24, 24P, or 25 and get off at “Mărăşti Market” station (10 minutes+another 10-minute walk), or take a taxi (10 minutes). To get here from the “Octavian Goga” County Library, you can walk (10 minutes) or take a taxi (5 minutes).
Bus fares are 4 RON (=1 EUR) for two trips and taxis charge about 2.2 RON (0.5 EUR) per kilometer, which is relatively cheap compared to most European countries.
- City Center:
Reasonably priced accommodation and dining are available in the city centre area – within 5-15 minutes’ walk from the “Babeş-Bolyai” University central building.
Recommended hotels: Hotel City Plaza (4*), Hotel Capitolina (3*), Hotel Capitol (3*), Hotel Central (3*), Hotel Fulton (3*), Hotel Transilvania (3*), Hotel Victoria (3*), Hotel Meteor (3*) (see Hotel list).
The official partner of the conference, Wens Travel Agency (www.wens.ro), offers You the possibility to book online the hotel rooms at the webpage: Accommodation for ESA-Arts 2014 Cluj-Napoca
For more information about the reservation of hotel rooms or for optional trips, please contact Cosmina Muresan, e-mail: cosmina.muresan[at]wens.ro, phone: 0040-264-590748 or 0040-264-590749.
- Visas and Passports
No visa is required for European Community member countries. A valid passport is required for most non-European Community member countries. It is, however, advisable to contact the Romanian Embassy or Consulate in your country to enquire about entry formalities.
Practical information: http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035
If you need an invitation letter for the Embassy, please feel free to contact us at: esa.arts2014[at]gmail.com
- Cluj-Napoca and Transylvania
The city of Cluj-Napoca, the second major city in Romania behind the national capital Bucharest, is situated in the north-western part of the country, in the region of Transylvania. Geographically, it is roughly equidistant from Bucharest (324 km / 201 miles), Budapest (351 km / 218 miles) and Belgrade (322 km / 211 miles). Located in the Someşul Mic River valley, the city is considered the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania.
A vibrant and pleasant city today, with a wonderful historical legacy and a great atmosphere, Cluj-Napoca also has a diverse and growing cultural scene, with cultural life exhibited in a number of fields, including the visual arts, performing arts and nightlife. It is certainly a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best as well as a base for those wanting to explore its countryside surroundings, the wild scenic beauty of its Carpathian landscape, the Apuseni Mountains, or the traditional rural area in central and south Transylvania or in the historical region of Maramureş.
The International Airport of Cluj-Napoca (CLJ), http://airportcluj.ro/, located 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) to the east of the city centre, is offering direct flights to Bucharest, Prague, Munich, Vienna (provided by TAROM, Lufthansa, Austrian), and Paris-Beauvais, London-Luton, Brussels-Charleroi, Eindhoven, Dortmund, Bergamo, Bologna, Rome, Treviso, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Zaragosa, and Tel Aviv (provided by Wizzair – a low-cost company).
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