Croatian Institute of Public Administration International Conference 2019.

Practical Information



The conference will take place at the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS) in Dubrovnik, 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 Bulića 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, which is very close to Pile stop bus station, approximately on 300 meters walking distance, very close to rather visible Cafeteria Sesame.

The opening and first session on Friday, October 4 as well as the last session and closing on Sunday, October 6 will take place in the Conference Hall located on the ground floor with capacity of 110 seats. Rest of the conference sessions will take place simultaneously in the Conference Hall (Group A) and Lecture Room no. 5 on the 1st floor (Group B). 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 throughout the CAAS building, including rooms at the CASS Dormitory, via eduroam infrastructure. For more information about eduroam, please visit eduroam 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.


The conference program on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 includes free lunch for all participants. Coffee breaks are free during the whole conference. Lunch and coffee breaks will take place in the CAAS’s Café Atrium.


A limited number of rooms is reserved for conference participants in the CAAS Residence (Dormitory) for the period 3-6 October 2019. The Dormitory is situated in the same building as the IPSA 2019 Conference venue. Organizers will cover accommodation costs only for the invited keynote speakers. Price list of accommodation for other participants is sent to all participants by e-mail and it is also indicated on the accommodation form to be sent in order to make a reservation (see below). Breakfast is not provided by the CAAS within the room rate and the participants are invited to pay breakfast supplement (50 kn/app. 6.8 €) or to have a breakfast in nearby Cafeteria Sesame (cost is not covered by the organizers).

CAAS Dormitory's capacity reserved for the Conference participants includes 56 beds, i.e. 21 single rooms, 13 double rooms and four combinations (two single rooms sharing one bathroom, 2 x double room sharing one bathroom, one single and one double room sharing one bathroom). Each room is non-smoking and equipped with bathroom, air conditioning, phone and Wi-Fi.

For reservation of the room in the Dormitory, please fill in the accommodation form and send it directly to the Dormitory administration at before September 13.

We also recommend the following convenient places to stay near the conference venue:

  • Student dormitory Paola di Rosa. Contact for information and reservation:

  • The House of Sisters Handmaids of Charity Monasterium. Address: Branitelja Dubrovnika 19, 20000 Dubrovnik.

Prices for stay in October* (the rates are in EUR, per person daily):

Double room

(bed dimension

1.40 m x 2.00 m)

Double room

(standard beds)

Single room

(standard bed)




* Local tax is not included in the rates given (1,00 EUR per person daily).

When just one person occupies double room (single use), the price is 70% higher.

When three persons occupy double room, the third person has 70% discount.

Contact for reservation: (Sister Florijana), mob: 098 360 500.


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.

Taxi stand is located next to the Terminal building "B" (Domestic & International Arrivals)
Taxi service information, as well as taxi fares are published at the Taxi information counter in Terminal building "B" (Domestic & International Arrivals), or taxi phone: 020 640 100.
Taxi driver is obliged to issue the receipt on passenger's request.

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 “Platanus” travel agency stand in front of the airport exit and are marked on the window shield with the sign Airport – Dubrovnik. The bus fare is 45 HRK (approx. 6 €). 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.


We offer the possibility to participate in a joint dinner on October 5, 19:30 at Restaurant Magellan, Iva Vojnovića 7, Dubrovnik (TBC). Menus with the invitation to confirm your participation will be sent to you by e-mail in due time.



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Dubrovnik Tourist Board

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For information on logistics, technical questions and general support please contact:

  • Dr. Mihovil Škarica, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb,

  • Dr. Jasmina Džinić, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb,

  • Dr. Iva Lopižić, postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb,