The conference Smart Villages – a key for development in rural areas is organized as a midterm conference within the Interreg Alpine Space project Smart Digital Transformation of Rural Areas in Alpine Space – SmartVillages
12 September 2019
Venue: Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska
Address: Titov trg 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenia
Meeting organizer: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of electrical engineering, Laboratory for telecommunications (LTFE)
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Degustation of local wines
18:00 Dinner (PPs, observers, invited speakers)
Venue: Faculty of Humanities, outside Atrium
Getting to Koper
The nearest airport is Trieste. It is located 60 km from Koper, in neighbouring Italy. You can get to Koper by bus (timetable) which takes you approximately 1 hour, or by renting a car. The bus ticket costs around 40 eur/one direction.
Other airports within reasonable distance to Koper.
- Airport Ronchi Trieste, Italy: 65 Km
- Airports Marco Polo & Treviso in Venice, Italy: 170 km
- Airport Ljubljana, Slovenia: 125 km
Several airports within reasonable distance to Koper are served by low-fare carriers. Favourably priced scheduled transfers from these airports and Trieste Airport can be booked through the website at GoOpti.com.
Gettting around in Koper
Although Koper is the fifth biggest city in Slovenia, it is relatively small – it has a bit more than 25 000 inhabitants and you can easily go around without using public transportation.
If you like to travel by city buses, you can use City transport. The price of the ticket is 0.8 eur if you buy in advance and 1,5 eur if you buy on the bus.
Approximate price 5 – 10 EUR within the city.
Aquapark Hotel Žusterna
Dalmatinova 15, SI-6000 Koper
Prices between September 9 and September 12, 2019:
- Single room (breakfast included): 56,5 €
- Room with two beds (breakfast included): 45,5 €
- Tourist tax: 2 € / day
- Registration fee: 1,5 € / person
Registrations should be made via e-mail: email@example.com
Promotion code: smartvillages 2019 (The offer is valid until August 15, 2019)
The meeting venue can be reached in 5 minutes on foot (550 m).
- Istrian stone houses Padna
Padna 65 B, SI-6333 Sečovlje
Jerneja Vitežnik, tel: +386 40 432 077
- Residence Gold Istra
Padna 8B, SI-6333 Sečovlje
Tomi Ugrin, tel: +386 41 831 033
- Apartments Padna Goja
Padna 57, SI-6333 Sečovlje
Denis Goja, tel: +386 31 586 626
- Apartmaji Santomas
Šmarje 84, SI-6274 Šmarje
Study Visits (11.9.2019 full day)
8:00, Start: Koper
8:30 – 10:30 Visit Padna
8:30 – 9:30: Visit of renovated Padna tourist info center with e-bike rental, Defibrillator, free Wi-Fi access points, Gallery of Božidar Jakac, Church of St. Blaž, tourist accommodation: Istrian stone houses.
9:30 – 10:30: visit of multifunctional courtyard and hall of cultural center with multimedia equipment, typical local products for visitors from the cruise ships
11:00 – 14:00 Visit Šmarje
11:00 – 12:30: Reception in the village (renovated village square, folklore dances, coffee & snacks)
12:30 – 14:00: Visit of Santomas wine cellar, degustation & light lunch – degustation of local products.
14:00 – 15:00 Brewery Emonec
Degustation of local beer & story of the micro-brewery.
15:00 – 19:00 Visit Olive mill Lisjak & small local brewery
15:00 – 16:00: Presentation of family businesses in Slovenian Istria – Lisjak, their high quality products, touristic offers, involvement in the local/regional tourist map etc.
16:00 – 17:00: Visit and tour of the olive mill & tasting of their products (technology, store with their products etc.)
17:30 – DINNER
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