The local host of the 25th International HPH Conference is the HPH Network Austria, "Österreichisches Netzwerk Gesundheitsfördernder Krankenhäuser und Gesundheitseinrichtungen - ONGKG". You can find the website of the network (in German) here.
The 25th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services aims to be certified according to the guidelines for the Green Meetings Ecolabel and according to the guidelines for EcoEvents of the City of Vienna.
Our request to you…
- If possible, opt for an environmentally friendly way of travelling to Vienna by public transport or carpool.
- If you are unable or do not want to travel without a car, or if you have to travel by air, make up for the CO2 emissions by paying a compensation.(e.g. www.atmosfair.de, www.myclimate.org, www.climateaustria.at)
- Make use of your hotel's environmental programme (e.g. by not requiring towels and sheets to be exchanged every day).
- Turn off all the lights and electric appliances (TV set, air conditioning, heating, computer etc.) when you leave your hotel room temporarily.
- No single portion packages = more environmental protection: Go for beverages in jugs or big bottles, meals on reusable dishes, milk and sugar that are not packaged in single portions etc.
- Use the waste separation system at the hotel and conference venue to dispose of your waste (PET bottles, glass, paper, metal, batteries etc.).
- Within the city, use public transport, walk or use the bike. At the conference venue, a sufficient number of bicycle stands is available. (Bikes can be rent here)
Let's consider the future and act with sustainability in mind…
If you have any questions about the Green Meetings Ecolabel, please contact daniela.filzwieseraustropaat.
Main Conference Venue
University of Vienna
Please find a map below including venues for the main conference, pre-events and the gala dinner. The map also includes all hotels offered by the registration system.
Vienna has approximately 1.8 million inhabitants and is situated in the "Heart of Europe". Its geographic as well as its geopolitical position has established Vienna as a center for international meetings after the Second World War. Due to its location, it is a popular location for conferences. Moreover, it is one of the United Nations headquarters, and also home to a number of other international organizations. Vienna is a city on which its ever-changing history has left an indelible mark, reflected also in its rich cultural heritage. Viennese writers, musicians, artists and scientists have forged new directions for the modern world in every field. Today, Vienna offers old historical palaces and modern shopping centers, Austrian food and haute cuisine, Viennese coffee houses and international restaurants, opera performances and jazz sessions, classical concerts and open air festivals, antique shops and elegant boutiques – all these contrasts are harmonized into something typically Viennese. Vienna is different!
For accompanying persons including children, Vienna offers numerous museums and tourist attractions.
In April, the maximum average temperature is 15° Celsius and the average monthly rainfall is 51mm. You can expect a mild and beautiful spring weather with the chance of some rain. So, please bring your umbrella.
More info about the weather in Vienna can be found here: www.visitingvienna.com/weather/weather/
Opening times on weekdays are 9:00 to 18:00, some until 20:00 on Thursday or Friday. On Saturdays, most shops close at 18:00. All shops, with very few exceptions, remain closed on Sundays.
Currency and Credit Cards:
The Austrian currency is the EURO (€). Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept internationally valid credit cards.
The current electricity used in Austria is 220 V, with 50 Hz frequency.
Vienna boasts a modern, efficient public transport system consisting of tramways, subway [U-Bahn], city railway [Schnellbahn; S-Bahn] and buses. Almost all hotels have easy access to the public transportation system. Tickets are sold from dispensers, ticket counters at major subway stations and in tobacco kiosks [Tabak/Trafik]. A weekly ticket, valid on all train, bus, tram and subway lines within Vienna costs €16.20; a single-ride ticket €2.20.