The conference will take place at “Filoxenia Conference Centre”, which is located in Nicosia.  

“Filoxenia Conference Centre”
17, Thrakis Street, 1311
Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel. +35722395000

Please note that for security purposes, entrance will be permitted to persons who hold an Identity Card or Passport.  There will be x-ray machines and metal-detectors for security purposes.

Transportation from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport can be arranged by the Police free of charge.  In case you wish to use other transportation than the one provided you can make travel arrangements by using the shuttle bus service or a taxi. 

Shuttle bus services run to and from:
Larnaca International Airport and Nicosia (http://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/). 
Tickets cost 8 Euro each way.

Prices for taxis range depending on destination. Indicatively these are: 
Larnaca Airport – Nicosia €50 - €60


Cyprus Police Press Office
Tel: +357 22 808066 / 22808717
Fax: +357 22 808418
Email: pressoffice@police.gov.cy

Cyprus Police Academy
Tel: +357 22808641 / 22808485
Fax: +357 22808771
Email: academy.cepol@police.gov.cy 


Greek and Turkish are the official languages of the Republic of Cyprus. English is widely spoken. 

Local Time
Cyprus Time is GMT +2.

Climate & Weather
The island’s climate is characterised by hot summers and mild winters. From June temperatures continue to rise and reach their highest in July and August during which the average maximum temperatures range between 27°C and 36°C. However, in the warmest days of the summer you should expect higher temperatures during midday, especially inland (Lefkosia), where it might soar towards 40°C. 

The currency of Cyprus is the Euro. 

Currency Exchange
All banks operating in Cyprus offer foreign currency exchange services and quote the exchange rates of the Euro against all major foreign currencies daily. Foreign currency can also be exchanged at hotels. 

ATMs and Credit Cards
All major banks in Cyprus have automatic teller machines (ATMs) in most towns and in the majority of the large villages. All major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. 

Electricity supply
The electricity supply in Cyprus is 230 volts, a.c. 50 Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, with 3-point plugs, square pin. Many hotels provide adaptors upon request from the reception. 

Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places and night clubs. 

Opening hours 
Shops normally open around 09:00 and close around 19:00 except Wednesday afternoon (up to 15:00 hrs). During the summer period June 15th – August 31st there is an optional three hour afternoon break from 14:00 - 17:00. Shops in tourist areas, large shopping centres and department stores may stay open on weekends and public holidays as well. 

Banks are open on workdays (Monday to Friday) usually between 08:30 and 13:30. From October to April they are also open on Monday afternoon between 15:15 and 16:45. Banks are closed on weekends and public holidays. Some banks in central tourist areas are open in the afternoon specifically to provide services to tourists. 

Restaurants and cafes have varying opening hours, but lunch is most often served between 12:00 and 15:00. Dinner is served from 19:00 until late in the evening.

Driving Side
Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. All the international road traffic signs are in use and placed on the left-hand side of roads and highways. On roundabouts, priority is given to the right side.

Emergency Number 
Call 112, the EU-wide emergency number for police, fire department and ambulance.

Dial Code for Cyprus: +357

Telephone Directory Assistance: 11892, 11822, 11800, 11833, 11811.

The working languages of the meeting will be Greek and English.  Interpretation will be provided for Greek and English languages.

Conference webpage