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Practical informations

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Standard time zone : 

Central European Time (CET) – UTC/GMT + 1 hour.

Symposium venue : 

The Symposium will take place at Radisson Blu Palace Resort & Thalasso, Djerba, in Tunisia. 

The symposium will kick off with excursions to birdwatching spots and cultural highlights on the island of Djerba.  

& meals

  • 12th -15th February 2024 

The Symposium participants will be accommodated at the Radisson Blu Palace Resort & Thalasso, Djerba,  bed & breakfast. Lunches will be provided by the organisers on 13, 14 and 15 February 2024. 

    Radisson Blu Palace Resort & Thalasso, Djerba (5-star hotel)

    Address: Zone Touristique, 4128 Houmt Souk, Djerba, Tunisia 

    Tel: +216 7575 7600 

    Email address:  

    Dinners and all extras (phone, beverages, mini bar, etc.) are not covered by the organizers.  

    Participants are reminded to ensure that they have adequate cash in Tunisian Dinars (TND), for dinners and extras. 

    Rate of dinner at the hotel: 20 Euros. 

    The coffee breaks will be served at the Meeting venue.  

    For the participants whose accommodation expenses are not covered, please contact the organizers to benefit from a special room rate.  

    • 16th February 2024 

    Participants will leave for Tunis on the morning of the 16 February 2024. 


      Travel support will be provided for the participants who are presenting oral or poster presentations. 

      The organizers will be in direct contact with the retained participants to arrange their travels.  

        Emergency contacts

        If you find yourself in an emergency in Tunisia, you should call:

        • Police Emergency: 197
        • Fire Department (pompiers): 198
        • Emergency Medical Team/Ambulance (SAMU): 190

        Note that most emergency phone operators in Tunisia will speak Arabic and, in some cases, French and English. Calls are free. They can be used for any life-threatening situation, including:

        • Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure).
        • Any type of fire (house, car).
        • Life-threatening situations (crimes).

        These numbers should be reserved for emergency cases only. Once through to an operator, the caller should provide their telephone number, address, and the location where help is needed, as well as any details about the emergency and the number of people involved.


        All international participants are required to have a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months.

        Participants from certain countries may be exempt from obtaining a visa for short stays. Please check this site: to determine if you are eligible for visa exemption.


        Djerba, Tunisia has a typical Mediterranean climate. For more information, please check the weather at:

        Electrical Appliances

        For Tunisia there are two associated plug types, types C and E. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. Tunisia

        Local currency
        & credits cards

        The official currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND). Information on exchange rates can be found here: 

        Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops are Visa, American Express and Mastercard.

        Tourism informations

        Please see detailed information at the following website: 

        Most banks are open from 8:00 to 17:00 from Monday through Friday. Shopping centers and Supermarkets are open from 8:00 to 20:00 all days.

        Contact us

        We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have any specific concerns or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.