Croatian Institute of Public Administration International Conference 2015.

Techical Information


The conference will be held at the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS), founded and managed by the University of Zagreb as a public academic institution for international scientific programs and postgraduate studies. CAAS conducts multidisciplinary scientific programs including postgraduate courses, international interdisciplinary workshops, scientific conferences and seminars, summer schools, TEMPUS projects, UNESCO programs and various research projects with international partners. Also, CAAS is hosting several other institutions or permanent projects and Inter - University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC) is one of them.

CAAS, together with CAAS Dormitory, is located in the very heart of Dubrovnik, less then five-minute walk from the Old City. Everything you need is within walking distance: shops, banks, restaurants, beaches, bus station, taxi stand, etc. The address is: Don Frana Bulica 4 which is very close to Pile stop bus station, approximately on 300 meters walking distance, very close to rather visible Cafeteria Sesame.

The conference sessions on 8-10 May will take place in the Conference Hall located on the ground floor with capacity of 110 seats. The PhD workshop on 7 May will take place in Lecture Room no.4 on the 1st floor with capacity of 36-48 seats. Both Conference Hall and Lecture Room are equipped with supporting technical devices and assistance (overhead projector, slide projector, PC presentation, TV, video, projection screen, flip chart). Participants of the Conference will also have access to free wireless internet installed troughout the CAAS building, including rooms at the CASS Dormitory, via 
eduroam infrastructure. For more information about eduroam, please visit eduram webpage  or contact your IT person at home institution.

Furthermore, there are several indoor and outdoor Internet cafés throughout Dubrovnik with the possibility of wireless Internet connections for notebook users. One of them is Cafeteria Sesame.

Other CAAS facilities include a Library, a Computer room on the 1st floor with 25 PCs, open Monday-Friday from 08:00 till 19:00 with Internet free of charge. Within the CAAS building, right next to Conference hall there is a Coffee shop often used for coffee breaks. There is heating and air-condition system in the building to enable the work all around the year. Also, the CASS building has a beautiful courtyard.

Lunches and refreshments:

The conference program on Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th includes free lunch and coffee breaks for all participants. On Sunday May 7th, in addition to drinks, light snacks will be served during the coffee break. Lunch and coffee breaks will be held in the CAAS’s Café Atrium.


Accommodation for participants is reserved at CAAS Residence situated in the same building of the IPSA 2015 Conference venue for the period 7-11 of May 2015. The organizers will cover accommodation costs for the invited paper givers and participants. Price list of accommodation for other participants is available under this link (see the prices for University of Zagreb). Breakfast is not provided by the CAAS within the room rate. Participants are invited to have breakfast in nearby Cafeteria Sesame and pay for themselves (cost is not covered by the organizers).

CAAS Dormitory's capacity reserved for the Conference participants includes 58 beds, i.e. 21 single rooms, 10 double rooms and two combinations (two rooms sharing one bathroom: 1/1 + 1/1; 1/1 + 1/2). Each room is non-smoking and equipped with bathroom, air conditioning, phone and Wi-Fi. Conference starts on May 7th in the afternoon hours with PhD workshop and ends on May 10th by 11:30.

For all information related to accommodation, requests for double or single rooms, please contact directly the Conference administrator Jasmina Džinić at The Conference administrator will arrange the rooming list in cooperation with the Dormitory manager.


You can find information about flight schedule to and from Dubrovnik by clicking the link below.

Dubrovnik Airport
After arriving to Dubrovnik Airport you can take
a taxi to the CAAS Dormitory (don Frane Bulica 4, Pile /PEE-leh/. The price is approx. 30 € and the journey takes about 25 minutes.

A much cheaper but still quite convenient option is to take a bus that leaves the airport upon landing of all regular flights and takes you to Dubrovnik City centre. The buses of „Atlas“ travel agency and „Libertas“ public transportation company stand in front of the airport exit and are marked on the window shield with the sign Airport – Dubrovnik. The bus fare is 35 HRK (approx. 5 €). When in airport bus, tell the driver that you are getting off at Pile (pronounced PEE-leh). When you get off at the Pile stop, keep walking for approximately 300 meters, in the same direction as the bus was travelling, until you come to the Cafeteria Sesame. In front of Cafeteria Sesame you will see about 20 steps. Take these steps and you will reach the CAAS building.

From Airport to Dubrovnik, bus stops at
• Pile (pronounced PEE-leh) Gate bus station next to the Old City
• Main bus station in Gruž

From Dubrovnik to Airport, bus stops at
• Main bus station in Gruž
• Bus stop near the Grawe building
• Bus stop near the Dubrovnik Cable Car at Ploče next to the Old City.

You can also check flight schedules for Zagreb Airport. There are many flights of Croatia Airlines from Zagreb to Dubrovnik.
Zagreb Airport
Croatia Airlines