General Information

Dates
Sunday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Organizing Bureau
Erasmus Conferences Tours & Travel SA
1, Kolofontos & Evridikis street, 16121 Athens, Greece
T. +30 210 7414700 (call center) • F. +30 210 7257532
E. info@espnworkshop.org | espncourse@espnsociety.org
W. www.espnworkshop.org; www.espneurosurgery.org

Official Language
The official language of the Workshop is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Passport & VISA Requirements
European citizens whose country is under the authority of the Schengen Treaty may enter France with nothing more than a valid identity card or passport. Citizens from all other countries must show their passport upon entry in the country; where a visa is required, this must also be presented to the border authorities and must indicate the length of the holder's stay and his/ her destination. Visa applications (specifying the reason for the trip) must be made to the French Embassy/Consulate in the applicant's country of residence, and are valid for a period of 90 days from entry.

Currency / Credit Cards / Banking
The currency used in France is the euro. One euro is divided up into 100 euro-cents. There are eight different coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro-cents) and seven notes (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 euro).

Electricity
A round-pin adaptor is necessary for electrical appliances. In France the electrical power is 220 volts AC, 50 cycles.

Weather
The weather in Lyon in July is generally sunny and pleasant, with temperature ranging between 27 oC (81 oF) and 16 oC (61 oF).

Time zone
In late spring and summer, France is in CEST (Central European Summer Time), i.e. UTC/GMT +2 hours.

Telephone
The international access code for France is +33. The outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). In case of emergency, please dial 112.