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bring a mask with you;

Respect the signs;

Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other people;

Clean your hands with the sanitizing gel provided;

– Before entering, you will be asked to present one of the following certifications: COVID-19 Green Pass


(travelers info here)



The below-listed fees include your 2-day conference ticket (including workshops) and lunch on Thursday (plus afternoon tea and coffee breaks).


Students & persons without a decent income: Free.

Please register here.


Teachers and researchers at unibz: 50 €

Please open a PIS-procedure and inform the university administration by sending an email to:


Folks with a decent income: 90 €

Please register here (Payment is possible only via credit card).



Below are some accommodation suggestions, sorted by price (from low to high):


Stay in Bozen-Bolzano:

We try to organize that students from Bozen-Bolzano host students from elsewhere. Please contact us, if you are a student and need a place to stay.


Hostels: Bolzano Youth Hostel| Airbnb | bookingbolzano | Bed and Breakfast


Hotels: Hotel Luna-Mondschein |  Feichter  with special prices for guests who are staying at Hotel Feichter (provide the code “dod19” when booking your room to receive an agreed price)


Stay in Mals in Vinschgau / Malles Venosta from Saturday to Sunday:

We are organizing a low-cost accommodation option for students and all others who bring a sleeping bag to Mals-Malles. If interested, please ask us.


Hostels: FinKa Hostel


Hotels: Hotel Gasthof Grauer BärHotel Zum Hirschen





Bozen-Bolzano can be reached by train, car, and air.

Here is a useful link to help you plan your best route to South Tyrol.


By rail

One of the best ways to get to Bolzano is by train.

For information about connections to Germany, please visit the Italian, Austrian or German railway websites.


By car

How to move in Bozen-Bolzano?

We suggest using public transport to get to in Bozen-Bolzano. All distances within the town are easily walkable and public buses are affordable. If you would like to come by car you should use public parking garages. Finding a parking spot in the city is very challenging and not recommended.


Arriving from the south

We suggest taking the motorway exit “Bolzano Sud” and parking your car at the Fair (1300 lots). From there you find public busses to the center every 15 minutes or the train every 30 minutes.


Arriving from the north

We suggest taking the motorway exit “Bolzano Nord” and parking at the parking “Bolzano Centro”, which is only a few minutes walking from the center.

You can find a list of public parking lots here and further information on parking for caravans here.


By air

The nearest international airports are Innsbruck in the north and Verona in the south. The other airports including Bergamo, Treviso, Venice, and Munich are over 200 km away (or four hours by rail).

You can find further information on the Bozen-Bolzano airport here and a list of car rental options here.

If you cannot avoid flying to attend the conference, we kindly ask you to compensate for the CO2 equivalent.


Transfer from Bozen-Bolzano to Mals in Vinschgau/Malles in Venosta

Here is the link to the Italian railway website.

Tickets from Bozen-Bolzano to Mals-Malles cost 13.50 € one way. Group tickets are available here. If you intend to stay longer in South Tyrol a 7 or 3-day Mobilcard might be worth your while.




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Lena Daur, Michelangelo Lamonaca, Francesco Ferrero, Eric Whyte, Chiara Sterzl & Kris >< Krois with the support of other students of the Master in Eco-Social Design

unibz event management: Massimo Eccli