General Information

ESPN Administrative Secretariat and Workshop Organizing Bureau

Erasmus Conferences and Events SA
52B Vouliagmenis Av., 167 77, Ellinikon, Greece
T. +30 210 7414700 (call center)
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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).


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


The weather in Lyon in June is generally sunny and pleasant, with temperature ranging between 26.3oC (79.3oF) and 16.2oC (61.1oF).

Time zone

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


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.