Welcome to Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2022 in Ohrid! On this page you will find some basic practical information regarding your stay in Ohrid and your participation in the conference. For more general information about travelling to Ohrid, Skopje and N. Macedonia, compiled by our team, please look here.
For grant-funded participants, the conference scholarship covers four nights at complex Metropol and Bellevue (from Thursday to Monday) and all meals from breakfast on Friday to dinner on Sunday. The same coverage applies to self-funded participants staying at the complex. Self-funded delegates have to cover their expenses at the hotel, bed and breakfast: 49 euros for single room per day and 70 euros for twin-bed room per day. Lunches and dinners will be provided for everyone by the grant. Beside mentioned, participants will have two coffee breaks each day of the conference.
You can pick up your conference badge, which comes together with CEE Meeting welcome package, at the Registration & Information Desk. Please wear your conference badge at all times while taking part in all of CEE Meeting's programme, including less formal evening events. Try not to lose it, but if you do, please visit the Information Desk as soon as possible.
Taking into account that civility and assuming good faith are core principles of the Wikimedia movement, GLAM Macedonia together with the Resort Metropol expect all participants to abide to the Friendly Space Policy during all activities of CEE Meeting 2022.
In case of any participant is breaking the Friendly space policy or causing other troubles, please approach any of the conference Safety team members:
The resort complex Metropol (Метропол) is located on the shores of Lake Ohrid, some 8 km south of Ohrid. The resort complex's address is: Hotels Metropol - Ohrid, Dolno Konjsko, bb, Ohrid, N. Macedonia. From and to the Complex bus lines, van lines and taxi cars operate on regular basis.
You can also take a look at the Resort's Webpage.
From City Center: Approximately 10 minutes from Ohrid center; 7 km
From Airport Sv.Apostol Pavle: Approximately 15 minutes from Ohrid Airport; 14 km Pages:http://ohd.airports.com.mk/en-EN/
From Skopje International Airport distance 3h:44min; 223 km
The official currency of N. Macedonia is the Macedonian Denar. We recommend the exchange rate of the Macedonian Denar into other currencies as per National Bank Exchange Rate. You can pay in cash or credit/debit cards in Macedonia in almost all shops, markets, restaurants and cafes.
The official language is Macedonian, which is spoken by the majority of people. English, as a foreign language, is used by significant number of the local residents in various levels of proficiency.
The voltage in Macedonia is 220-230 Volts with a frequency of 50Hz. The electric socket used is the European CEE7/7 "Schuko" wall outlet, as well as its non-grounded equivalent, the European CEE7/16 "Europlug". If your equipment uses different sockets, please make sure that you bring correct adapters, as these are hard to find in stores in Macedonia.
Our conference will be held in October, which is typically early Autumn. However, since it is a city near the lake, the weather can change quite often and it is recommended to have clothes of different types.
Nationals of following countries NEED a visa to enter the Republic of North Macedonia:
Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan.
Information and application for visas can be done in the Embassies of the Republic of North Macedonia in:
- Belgrade, Serbia (Information +381113616938)
- Moscow, Russia (Information +74991243357)
- Sofia, Bulgaria (Information +35929547970)
- Ankara, Turkey (Information +903124409269)
The visa for entering the Republic of North Macedonia costs 70 euros, which costs will be reimbursed by the organizers.
Nationals of following countries DO NOT need a visa to enter the Republic of North Macedonia: Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Romania, Moldova, Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Montenegro, Croatia, Israel.