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Venue & Accomodation

The meeting will take place at the Hotel Pestana Casino Park, located in the beautiful town of Funchal, the main city of Madeira Island.
This hotel is surrounded by 15,000 m² of private gardens, with views of the Atlantic and the Funchal Bay cruise port. It is located 5 minutes on foot from the city centre and the epicentre of the city's social and cultural life. The island of Madeira is right in the middle of Atlantic and a haven of natural beauty, with two thirds of protected area and where the exotic colours of the flowers stand out from among the blue sea and the emerald-green vegetation. The largest Laurisilva forest is in the archipelago of Madeira. The springtime temperature, felt all year round, cries out for open air activities, such as walks along the network of levadas (irrigation channels), walking tours in the 500 years old city of Funchal to discover the heritage associated with the Discoveries, and boat rides to admire the coastline from a different perspective.
The venue has the best conditions to receive large conference groups, having several meeting rooms within the building, with different areas for coffee breaks, break out rooms and use of public space. In addition, the hotel has a floor completely dedicated to meetings, containing 2 large multi-purpose rooms that allow a more private access and use of the spaces, as well as a terrace, ideal for coffee breaks overlooking the sea and gardens. The conference room has comfortable seating and modern audio-visual systems for presentations. Dining is located in the same hotel to promote scientific interactions as well as informal interactions among the participants.

Participants will be provided with single or shared (double or triple occupancy) accommodation at Hotel Pestana Casino Park.
All rooms have private balcony and are equipped with the necessary appliances, private bathroom, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
The hotel further offers outdoor swimming pool and gardens with views of the Atlantic, fitness and wellness centers, restaurant and bars, and parking.
Furthermore, the venue is also a convenient location due to its vicinity to Madeira International Airport (20 km), with frequent and inexpensive bus connection to Funchal.


  • Applications Opening
    15 Jan 2023
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    Extended - 07 June 2023
  • Early bird registration
    Extended - 15 June 2023
  • Late registration deadline
    Extended - 4 September 2023
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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