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EMS Council Meeting 2022

25 - 26 June 2022

Bled, Slovenia


The EMS Council Meeting 2022 is hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska.


Registration will be held on 25th June between 12:00 and 13:45. The Council meeting begins on 25th June at 14:00 and ends on 26th June at 13:00.

Announcement of the Council meeting is available here: https://euromathsoc.org/magazine/articles/mag-62


The venue of the Council meeting

Hotel Rikli, Cankarjeva cesta 4, 4260 Bled, Slovenia



There are three locations available with reduced fees for the EMS Council Meeting delegates, while only Hotel Savica is still available for the Council Meeting dates. The Rikli Balance Hotel is the meeting venue, while the Hotel Park (5 minute walk from the venue) and Hotel Savica are in the close vicinity (1 minute walk from the venue).



Single use Standard room

Single use Lake view room 

Double use Standard room

Double use Lake view room

Rikli Balance Hotel 4*superior  137 EUR 161 EUR 156 EUR 194 EUR
Hotel Park 4* 116 EUR 144 EUR 128 EUR 160 EUR
Hotel Savica4* 107 EUR - 118 EUR -

Prices are per room per day.

The prices include:

  • Rikli Balance Hotel: bed & breakfast, wireless internet access, use of the swimming pools in Wellness Živa, VAT.
  • Hotel Park: bed & breakfast, wireless internet access, use of the swimming pool, VAT.
  • Hotel Savica: bed & breakfast, wireless internet access, use of the swimming pools in Wellness Živa (1 entrance per day, up to 3 hours), VAT.

Obligatory surcharges: tourist tax (3,13 EUR per pers. per day) and admin. fee (1,00 EUR per pers. per check-in)


The offer for reduced fees is valid until 3 June 2022. Please note that after this date the Hotel does not guarantee availability for the rooms.



Hotel Savica: https://reservations.travelclick.com/77255?groupID=3532579&adults=1


In case you have trouble with on-line booking, you can contact hotel booking department for assistance.

When contacting the booking department please note the EVENT REFERENCE CODE: 31866! Thank you.

E: info@hotelibled.com, T: +386 4 579 16 00

Travel information

Arriving by plane

There are several airports in the vicinity of Bled, Slovenia, the closest is the Ljubljana Airport (35 km away). Airport Trieste (Italy), Airport Venice (Italy) and Airport Treviso (Italy) are also relatively close by, while low-cost airlines operate on most of them.

Shuttle Service

A well-organized shuttle service, GoOpti, operates between Ljubljana, all airports, the main bus and train station in Ljubljana, and the meeting venue, providing the most economical and time-efficient transportation.

Arriving by bus or train

If you are traveling by train or bus, you will be arriving through the main train station in Ljubljana or the main bus Station in Ljubljana. Again, the most efficient and fastest way to Bled would be with the GoOpti shuttle service or you can take the local bus to Bled, leaving from Ljubljana Bus Station mostly every half an hour (timetable).


Other Information

Please note that Saturday, 25 June is a national holiday in Slovenia (Statehood Day). Some shops might be closed and services like public transport might run on special timetables. We advise that you plan your arrival well ahead to avoid any delays or problems while traveling.



Participants will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful Alpine region before and after the meeting.

Here are some ideas of what you can do and see during your visit to Bled.




Lake Bled and a castle perched on a cliff is one of the most beautiful alpine resorts in Europe. It delights visitors with unique experiences of nature, culture and history, sports and gastronomy in all seasons.

Things to do

Cosmopolitan people seeking variety and beauty, relaxation and inspiration, tranquillity and the challenges of different sports will find a wide range of opportunities here. Walking and cycling paths around the lake, traditional boats, the ringing of the island's wishing bell, the castle treasures, the nearby ski slopes, mountain trails, golf courses, hunting, fishing, the casino, convention facilities - all these are only fragments of Bled's attractiveness.

See https://www.slovenia.info/en/places-to-go/regions/alpine-slovenia/bled for more ideas and inspiration. 

History and legends

Bled - the romantic alpine soul hidden in the middle of picturesque mountains - holds an ancient treasure: an island in the middle of an alpine lake. Its charm has made it a symbol for centuries, and guests from all over the world love to return. On the island in the middle of the lake the old Slavs worshipped Živa, the goddess of love and fertility. Later, pilgrims came to the Church of St. Mary on the island. A thousand years ago, on April 10, 1004, the town of Bled was mentioned for the first time.

At that distant time, a Roman tower already stood on the top of the rock, rising 100 metres vertically over the lake, and it is still part of the mighty castle, which today houses a museum collection. The town experienced its heyday with the Medieval pilgrims, who were replaced by the first tourists in the 19th century. The Swiss hydrotherapist Arnold Rikli discovered that the mild climate and the lake and thermal waters are a source of health and well-being. The locals supplemented the spa offer with guesthouses and hotels.

The town, which was already famous at the beginning of the 20th century as the most beautiful health resort of the then Austrian Empire, attracted the European aristocratic elite. After the Second World War, Bled was home to one of the most attractive state residences of the past regime. Many of the world's most important personalities thus enjoyed the beauties of Bled. And now, for decades, pilgrims of a new era are discovering this town.