The 16th annual ECG-COMON Meeting 2020 will be combined with a MEACTOS project meeting and is hosted by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). Both meetings will take place at PSI in Villigen, Switzerland. Please find below some preliminary meeting information.

Please note that the MEACTOS project/technical meeting may only be attended by members of the MEACTOS project consortium.

Important dates:

  • Meeting registration opens: early-2020
  • Hotel room reservation cut-off date: April 30
  • Meeting registration deadline: May 18

Location

Both meetings will take place at PSI, in Villigen, Switzerland. Villigen is is located in northern Switzerland between Zürich and Basel and can be reached by public transport from Zürich (https://www.zurich-airport.com/) and Basel-Mulhouse (https://www.euroairport.com/en/) international airports (see map below).

PSI

 

The meeting will take place at PSI “east side”. See map below and “Travel information” on the right.

Travel information

PSI is located about 40 km north-west of Zürich and 60 km east of Basel. It can be easily reached from Zürich airport (best option) or Basel-Mulhouse airport by public transport or car. For more information please download the travel document and visit the websites of Zürich or Basel-Mulhouse Airport.

Train & bus:

To get from the airport to Villigen/PSI you can use train & bus.

The trip from Zürich airport to Villigen takes approx. 1 h 15 min, changing in Zürich main station and in Brugg. The bus (no. 376) from Brugg to Villigen/PSI leaves right beside the train station from bus platform “B” (the bus to Villigen runs weekdays every 30 min, evenings/weekend every hour).

Please find timetables and buy tickets (valid for train & bus): here.

Accommodation

A few rooms have been pre-reserved in a small hotel nearby PSI in Villigen (see below). But you will need to take care of the accommodation booking yourself. It is most convenient to stay in Villigen (5 min by bus or 20 min by foot to PSI) or Brugg (20 min by bus). Another option would be Baden (20 min by train & bus; 1 change needed).

Pre-reserved rooms until April 30 (mention the code “ECG-COMON” or “MEACTOS”):

  • Restaurant & Hotel Hirschen, Villigen, e-mail: bienvenue@hirschen-villigen.ch , phone: +41 56 284 1181, small hotel with simple but good rooms, close to PSI (approx. 20 min walking or 5 min by bus) and also good connections to Brugg by bus (connections: weekdays every 30 min, evenings/weekend every hour): approx. 90.- CHF (single room incl. breakfast & tax) or 75.- CHF with shared bathroom

Other hotels (without pre-reservation):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme

The ECG-COMON meeting will start at 9:00 on Monday (June 8) and will end approx. 12:00 (before lunch) on Tuesday (June 9). The MEACTOS project meeting will start at approx. 13:00 on Tuesday (June 9) and will end approx. 16:00 on Wednesday (June 10). The agenda of the MEACTOS meeting and programme of the ECG-COMON meeting will be available at a later stage.

Common meals and a social programme will be organised. Some preliminary information:

  • Sightseeing/hiking tour, Sunday, June 7, approx. 9:00: Transport to central Switzerland; “climbing” a mountain by cable car & “soft” hiking tour with lunch break. A small fee will be charged for the tour and spaces will be limited to about 10 persons (“first come first serve”).
  • Welcome reception, Sunday, June 7, 19:00: Probably some typical Swiss raclette cheese and local white wine will be served. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Gamry this event will be free of charge!
  • Light lunch, Monday, June 8.
  • “Conference dinner”, Monday, June 9, 19:00 – 22:00: We will be on a boat, which will take us along the river Rhein to Nuclear Power Plant Leibstadt (but no visit of the NPP is possible) and back. A dinner buffet will be served on the boat (containing meat and vegetarian options). Cormet will cover the boat rent and all your drinks, so only the food needs to be paid by yourself (25.90 €, to be paid on the boat)!
  • Light lunch, Tuesday, June 9.
  • MEACTOS project dinner, Tuesday, June 9, 19:00: Probably some BBQ-style dinner.

 

Registration

The registration form will open here early 2020.

At the moment it looks like that no meeting fee needs to be charged (thanks to the sponsorship of Cormet, Gamry and PSI)!

Other information

Contact persons:

Other links:

Sponsors

The financial support by the following organisations is gratefully acknowledged!