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About the Hosts

CETIP has been established in 2008 as a Research Center of Trans-disciplinary Studies of Institutions, Evolution, and Policies associated with Slovak Academy of Sciences and become a partner to the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity (CSID) at Arizona State University. CETIP is a collaborative research network dedicated to introducing novel ideas into interdisciplinary environmental research, education, and policymaking. CETIP’s main mission is interdisciplinary research across natural and social sciences in particular incorporation of institutional, behavioral and ecological economics into environmental governance and policymaking. CETIP operates in several CEE countries and consists of approximately 30 researchers and PhD students. Since 2018 CETIP serves as the Earth System Governance Research Center Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2019 it collaborates with the newly established joint center of SLOVAKGlOBe concentrating on the management of global change.

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The 2020 Conference on Earth System Governance will be held at the main building of the Slovak University of Technology in the old town of Bratislava. The opening ceremony will be in the large Aula and for parallel sessions, there are 11 flexible meeting rooms available, all located in one complex.

Bratislava and Vienna are among the closest capital cities in the world (55 km). There is a regular public transport connection between the Bratislava Airport and the city center, as well as the Vienna Airport to the Bratislava bus station, which takes only 59 minutes.

About Bratislava

Bratislava (population 425,500), situated in the south-west of Slovakia stretches on both banks of the Danube and in the foothills of the Little Carpathian Mountains. Thanks to this favorable position it was always a commercial center. Today the historic places witnesses to the rapid development of the young Slovak Republic. In spite of its exciting history, Bratislava is one of the youngest capitals of the world and its population is also very young. The modern metropolis is opened to Europe and to the world as proved by the increasing number of foreign visitors of most diverse countries. They are attracted by the cosiness of the rather small city that nevertheless possesses a throbbing social life and historic charms combined with the most recent trends. Palaces, modern shopping and trade centers, admirable arts of the Slovak cooks and brewers, friendly people and various international cultural or sports events, exhibitions, and business opportunities are the reasons why it is worth visiting.