ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2018, 26th - 27th April 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece

Date: 26/04/2018 - 27/04/2018

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Spring Festival

Organiser: PC Greece   

Coordinators: Maria Founti 

ERCOFTAC Member: Ananias Tomboulides

ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2018 will be held on the 26th - 27th April 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece and will be hosted by Greece Pilot Centre at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at the “Research Dissemination Centre”. 

The full address of the venue is as below:

AUTH Research Committee
Research Dissemination Center
Aristotle University Campus
3rd Septemvriou str.
54636 Thessaloniki

The Research Dissemination Centre is a characteristic red building easy to notice, please click here to see the picture. The main website of the Centre is:; Please click here for a Google Maps link.


26th April 2018, Thursday- PC Greece SCIENTIFIC meetings in the Conference Hall III, 1 floor;
27th April 2018, Friday - ERCOFTAC Committee meetings in the Meeting room II at mezzanine floor.
The detailed programme will be provided at a later date.

Applications for holding events and ERCOFTAC funding:

If you wish to organise ERCOFTAC conferences, workshops or summer schools and apply for ERCOFTAC funding or if you wish to apply for SIG General Funding please contact myself at, to receive the Application Form. All details regarding conditions how to hold an event in association with ERCOFTAC can be found on the ERCOFTAC website. Please note that the Application Forms with the short proposal must be sent to the ERCOFTAC CADO at least 2 weeks before the SPC meeting – 10th April 2018.


Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to myself at by no later than 13th April 2018. Please state if you are going to participate in the meetings over 2 days or just 1 day, stating also which day it is you want to participate in and also please inform if you wish to attend the ERCOFTAC dinner which will take place on the 26th April (the venue to be confirmed).

Travel to Thessaloniki: Thessaloniki Airport - International Airport "Makedonia":

Traveling by taxi from the airport to the University should cost approx. 20 Euros.
Traveling by bus from the airport to the city - bus no. 78. More information on routes at: More travel information: Please click here to see the route from the airport to the Centre.

Hotels options within walking distance from the Research Dissemination Centre:
- Makedonia Palace Hotel: (five star, 10 min walk to meeting place, Google Maps link here)
- ABC Hotel: (city centre, 5 min walk to meeting place, you can check the following Google Maps link here)

Hotels not within walking distance, City centre:
- Electra Palace Hotel:
- Daios Hotel
- City Hotel:
- Excelsior Hotel:!welcome
- Egnatia Palace hotel:

Please click here to see the location of the main hotels (blue marks) in close vicinity to the University in relation to the location of the Research Dissemination Centre (red mark).

More information regarding the event will follow in due course.

All ERCOFTAC members are invited to take part in this event. Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who might be interested in the meetings and I am really very sorry if you receive this email more than once. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.