ePassports EAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests
Prague, September 7th - 12th 2008

Information about Prague

Prague is the capital city of the relatively small Czech Republic which lies in the heart of Europe, neighbouring with Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. Here nature and architects have created a work where the monuments often centuries from rotundas up to modern multi-storeyed buildings combine to form a unique open air gallery.The narrow lanes of the Old Town, Charles Bridge, the proud panorama of Hradčany, the palaces of the Little Quarter, a walk through Wenceslas Square, artcollections in galleries and museums and pleasant moments spent in Prague´s typical all houses and wine taverns you will gladly remember all these places and things. In 1992 the historical centre of Prague covering an area of 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register.

The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (1 crown = 100 halers). In circulation is in the form of banknotes of the following value: 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 crowns and coins of the following value: 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 crowns and 50 halers.

PKCePassports EAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests will be held in the Prague Congress Centre.

The Prague Congress Centre is one of the largest and best equipped European centres. It offers space for the widest variety of events, such as congresses, conferences, seminars, meetings, corporate presentations, press conferences, exhibitions, trade fairs, balls, banquets and buffets. The Centre has at its disposal 20 halls and 50 meeting rooms, with a capacity from 12 to 2764 persons.

Prague Congress Centre is one of the modern architectural landmarks of Prague and the largest convention and culture centre in the Czech Republic. Its location is very practical, being easily accessible from the Vyšehrad underground railway station (only 2 stops from the centre of Prague) as well as Prague’s main North-South motorway, meaning that you can get to the historical centre of the town very quickly, as well as other parts of the city.

Prague Congress Centre is situated in a unique location with a beautiful panoramic view of Prague with its large parks, the Vltava river and Prague Castle. The original building was built in the 1980’s and was opened in 1981 as one of the largest and most modern European conference and culture centres. Between 1998 and 2000, the building was reconstructed.

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The Prague Congress Centre is fitted with high-quality equipment in terms of audiovisual technology, airconditioning, energy connections and communications, ISDN data links, GSM and modern hall technologies. The quality of the above-mentioned items ensures that the Prague Congress Centre complies to required international standards.

The high-tech modern technologies, variable interiors, placement of exhibition halls near conference rooms and exclusive view from the conference foyer ranks this modern complex among the most sought-after world conference facilities. In 2001, Holiday Inn business hotel was opened, which makes up part of the Prague Congress Centre area.

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