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Is the conference taking place in-person?

Yes, this conference will be a fully in-person conference at Tirana International Hotel & Conference Center, Sheshi Skënderbej 8, Tirana 1001, Albania.

The safety of our guests is paramount to EASPD and the event will take place in line with the Albanian COVID-19 safety guidelines. Albania is open for travel from all countries, and most domestic restrictions have been lifted.

How much is the conference participation fee?

To enable the conference to be as accessible to as many people as possible the following conference participation fees apply: 

€400 for non-members coming from high GDP countries

€300 for EASPD members coming from high GDP countries

€100 for non-members coming from low GDP countries*

€60 for EASPD members coming from low GDP countries*

*Lower GDP countries**:

Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo***, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.

**Countries with a GDP up to 85 according to Eurostat. For non-EU countries, the data is extracted from the World Bank.

*** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

What is included in the conference participation fee?

The conference fee will include access to the activities within the conference programme, including the panel and workshop sessions; lunches and refreshments on 8th-9th June, and an evening event.

 Can I register for one day or is it compulsory to register for both days?

 No. Every participant has to register for both days, regardless of which workshops they will attend.

 If I want to attend only one workshop, do I have to pay the full fee?

Yes. It is a two-day event, and you will have to pay the whole fee, regardless of how many workshops you attend.

Can I purchase tickets on arrival at the conference?

No. The tickets have to be purchased online beforehand. Please note that we only accept payments by card. 

Will EASPD bear the hotel room costs of participants?

No. If needed, all participants will have to arrange for their own hotel rooms.

Can external guests participate?

Yes, this event is open to all.

Who can enter Albania without a VISA?

• Foreign citizens who have a valid, multiple-entry Schengen visa, which has been previously used in one of the Schengen states, or foreign citizens who have a valid permit of stay in one of the Schengen states;

• Foreign citizens who have a valid, multiple-entry US or UK visa, which has been previously used in the respective country of issuance, or have valid permit of stay in the US or UK.

• Foreign citizens who have a 10-year residence permit, issued by the competent authority of the United Arab Emirates, valid not less than one year from the moment of entry.

• Foreign citizens who can enter and stay without a visa in the Schengen area

More information about the list of countries requiring an entry visa can be obtained from the website E-Visa Albania.

Is a Travel Health insurance necessary?

Travel Health insurance is a recommendation.  

Pharmacies are available across the city and most of them are open between 08:30-22:00.

Dite e Nate  pharmacies are open 24 hours and includes delivery too.

The number for health emergencies in Albania is 112.

What is the best currency to use in Albania?

The national currency in Albania is LEK (ALL), with 1 EUR = 115,75 lek (as of 16 February 2023).

Please check the website of Bank of Albania for updated exchange information.

Euro is accepted too in most of the places in Tirana. Credit cards are widely accepted but using cash is recommended. If and which credit cards are accepted is indicated by the logos displayed on the exterior facade of shops, restaurants, hotels and cafés (usually on the entrance door).

At Tirana International Airport, you can find Bank of Raiffeisen, and Commercial Bank (BKT) for cash withdrawal, in the Check-In and Welcomers’ Hall respectively. In the luggage area, you can find an exchange office.

Will Wi-Fi internet access be available in the conference venue?

The event participants will be provided with Wi-Fi internet access at the event venue. There is WIFI coverage in the entire Tirana International Hotel, including inside the meeting rooms, coffee breaks, and lunch areas.

Which plug types are used in Albania?

Two plug types are used in Albania, type C and type F. Plug type C has two round pins and plug type F has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.  Albania operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.