Re-start IENE , 9 - 12 April 2008
The Local Organising Committee is pleased to announce the hosting of the
„Re-start IENE” Workshop on 9 - 12 April 2008
Nyíregyháza is situated at an eastern end of European motorways with a recently opened section reaching the city providing an excellent opportunity to see nature conservation-oriented mitigation measures, amphibian tunnel systems, game passages e.g. during the field trip day.
General travel information
Nyíregyháza is within an easy reach to
The Workshop is scheduled to take place in the County and City Library,
A large variety of accommodation is available for tourists visiting Nyíregyháza that you can explore using various Internet sites. Still, the Local Organising Committee made reservations at hotels and in the campus of the
Sóstói Szinbád Hotel
4431 Nyíregyháza-Sóstófürdő, Sóstói u. 66.
4431 Nyíregyháza-Sóstófürdő, Sóstói u.
4400 Nyíregyháza, Prága u. 3.
4400 Nyíregyháza, Csaló köz 2.
E-mail.: Reservation is possible directly through the web.
Sandra Hotel (College of Nyíregyháza)
4400 Nyíregyháza, Sóstói u. 31/b.
www.nyf.hu (go to visitors, accommodation, services, Sandra Hotel)
These reservations are valid till 31st March, and sold out in a first come first serve basis, so please, reserve your accommodation fast directly with the hotels and let the Local Organising Committee know about it.
If any problem arises, though, please, also let the Local Organising Committee know about it to help solving it.
Food during the „Re-start IENE” Workshop will be organised in a way that helps further discussions. Wednesday evening a buffet dinner will be offered to the arriving participants. Breakfasts will be served in the hotels, coffee, tea, biscuits and snacks will be provided in coffee breaks. To help lunch-time discussions Thursday and Friday lunch can be taken in a separate room of a nearby restaurant. Thursday evening a special dinner is organised in the Tokaj World Heritage site. Friday evening a buffet dinner will be organised. During the Saturday field trip food is provided.
If you have special dietary requirements, please, let us know about them in the registration form.
The „Re-start IENE” Workshop is planned to be an environmental-friendly meeting also supporting local initiatives and (food) products. Attention is given on the effectiveness of the meeting e.g. by providing as many as possible options for you to discuss IENE matters e.g. during meals. With this approach in mind the financial support of IENE was effectively used for covering common meals as well, only the two World Heritage site visits, the Thursday afternoon trip to the Tokaj (wine tasting and dinner in a wine cellar) and the Saturday field trip (lunch in a csárda, a traditional restaurant in the puszta) are to be paid by the participants (50 EUR (Thursday) and 35 (half day programme on Saturday) or 60 EUR (whole day on Saturday)).
Additional programme, day excursion
Nyíregyháza, a lively city of 128,000 inhabitants, can be found between two special Hungarian World Heritage sites, Tokaj, a traditional wine-growing area, that is famous for the „king of the wine, wine of the kings” and Hortobágy, a unique area of Hungarian lowlands dominated by extreme seasonal changes and traditional human use. Naturally, the Local Organising Committee wants to show you both during a Thursday evening out and the field trip day on Saturday. The first event starts after talks finish on Thursday. A 45 minute bus ride takes us to the town of
If there is enough interest, there is also a plan to make an additional trip to visit sites of a planned multi-country World Heritage candidate (
Information exchange, poster presentation, literature exchange
This Announcement also serves as an invitation to authors to bring additional material to the workshop to increase information exchange through poster presentations to be discussed in coffee breaks and any additional material published nationally, that other participants may find useful. The Local Organising Committee provides poster boards and further space at the information desk for this purpose. A title for poster presentations for the inclusion in the „Re-start IENE” programme is needed in advance. Similar to previous IENE meetings and other road related congresses, participants are free to choose their topics within road ecology e.g. the impact of linear infrastructure on the environment, methods and approaches, conservation strategies and action plans for selected species, populations and communities, etc. There are no strict regulations given that already existing posters presented elsewhere may well also be valuable to see for other participants. Also, if you have any material you want to distribute electronically, please, send its title for circulation and take it with you for copying for other participants.
The list of posters and additional material will be circulated before your arrival.
From now on, the Local Organising Committee will regularly provide you with further information on organisational issues to make your stay pleasant and effective. The latest information on the Workshop will also be available on the Re-start IENE website: www.varangy.hu/RestartIENE.
1., Consult your programme and decide how long you are planning to stay and what programmes you participate in.
2., Check accommodation and make your reservation directly with your hotel.
3., Decide how you will travel. Make your reservation, if necessary.
4., Decide what additional material you are planning to take to the meeting (poster, book, pdf files of your work or your colleagues achievements, etc.).
5., Let us know about your decisions by filling in and sending over your registration form to help us making your stay as effective and pleasant as possible.
We are looking forward to your coming to Nyíregyháza! It will be a unique meeting with specialists coming from at least seventeen countries and we do hope the IENE tree will have new leaves this spring!
To help you having a pleasant time and us organising everything smoothly some further communication is needed. We would like to get precise information on your arrival and departure. The first would help us organising help for you wherever it is needed, the second we need to know to plan the fieldtrip the best possible way (to take people leaving Saturday evening to a railway station in time to catch their flights and still make the best possible programme for those, who are staying for the afternoon as well). Please, if you has not sent these data, please, write us where, e.g.
Also, please note, that Ilona checked taxi prices for different companies and recommend Főtaxi at Nyíregyháza (444444). They are aware of IENE already.
In case you are stuck somewhere halfway and need help her telephone number is 06-20-4128939 (from
Some more practical information:
It is still not the nicest over here, 10-
No matter what the weather is like, those who are coming to Tokaj Thursday evening, please, note that the temperature in the cellar is always
During the field trip strong shoes or boots might be a good idea to wear and you can also have a chance to get into aquatic habitats if you really want to, so wellingtons might be taken as well.
See you in five days,
Enclosed, please, find the city map! In it you can see the hotels, the venue of
the conference and the railway station.
I suggest furthermore that you use the "Google Earth" program. On it you can see Nyíregyháza.
The conference venue (Szabadság tér 2.- in the heart of town) is opposite the
Roman Catholic Church. It is in the Kossuth Square, Hotel Korona, next to the
Enclosed, please, find the bus timetable, too.
Bus tickets you can buy at the kiosk in front of the railway station, or in the bus. The price is about 1 EUR.
You can also take a taxi.
Railway station - Szinbád Hotel about 7-8 EUR
Railway station - Svájci-Lak about 7-8 EUR
Railway station - Ózon Panzió about 5-6 EUR
Railway station - Sandra Hotel about 5-6 EUR
Railway station - Lugas Hotel about 4-5 EUR
Railway station - Conference venue about 4-5 EUR
Lugas Hotel - Conference venue about 4-5 EUR
Sandra Hotel - Conference venue about 3-4 EUR
Ózon Panzió - Conference venue about 3-4 EUR
Szinbád Hotel Conference venue about 3-4 EUR
Svájci-Lak - Conference venue about 3-4 EUR
Prices in euros are just estimates because you can only pay in HUF.
Please, direct your letters to Dr. Ilona V.-Lukács (firstname.lastname@example.org).