Good to Know

Complete information about Czech Republic is available at the official website of the Czech Republic.


The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the Congress.

Official Language

The official language for the ESEB 2021 will be English.

Czech Language

Even though at the majority of the hotels, shops and restaurants English is spoken, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Prague.

Hi Ahoj (ah-hoy)
Hello Dobrý den (dob-ree den)
Good evaning Dobrý večer (dobree vecher)
Good night Dobrou noc (dobrow nots)
How are you? Jak se máte? (jak se mahte)
I am fine. Mám se dobře. (mam se dobrzhe)
Thank you Děkuji (dyekooyi)
Please Prosím (proseem)
How much is it? Kolik to stojí? (ko-lik to s-tojee)
Would you like to go for a beer?  Nezajdeme na pivo? (ne-zay-de-me na pivo)
Beer Pivo (pivo)
One/two/three Jeden/dva/tři (yeden/d-vah/trzhee)

Program Changes

The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the program due to external or unforeseen circumstances.


August is the hottest month of the year in Czech Republic around 25°C. Precipitation is expected on about 16 days in August, with more than half falling as moderate rain and a quarter falling during a thunderstorm or as a light shower.

You can check for current weather conditions in Prague at

Currency and Banking

Czech Crowns are the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in Euro is also possible in some restaurants and shops.

You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.


The Czech Republic uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug. More information.

Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.


Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday till Sunday. Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.

Important telephone numbers

112   General Emergency for Europe

150   Fire

155   Ambulance

156   Prague Police

158   Police