The Conference will be hosted at the main facilities of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in Bolzano, the capital South Tyrol. More information about the University, the town and the region are below.

Delegates are welcomed to visit us if they can comply with Covid-related protocols in place. In this respect, we are going to update periodically this page about the Covid-19 situation.

As of September 8, 2021, South Tyrol is classified as a low-risk area (white area) based on Italian categorization of regions. More information is available here – you have to check the status of PA Bolzano. Therefore, at present, limited restrictions are in place. However, as the situation has worsened in the last two weeks (increased number of deaths, hospitalizations and patients treated in Intensive Care Units), it is likely that South Tyrol will be classified as “yellow area” in the coming weeks.


The University is characterized by its trilingualism in research and teaching, i.e. English, German and Italian.

Bolzano is the main town of the alpine region of South Tyrol, and is considered the door to Dolomites, included in the UNESCO list of the world’s protected natural paradises since 2009. Bolzano is a 100000-inhabitant town at the confluence of the rivers Etsch/Adige, Eisack/Isarco and Talfer/Talvera. The center, the main square, the grocery open market and the covered walkway are just a stone’s throw away from the University building; don’t miss a visit. More about Bolzano can be found here.

South Tyrol (Südtirol, Alto Adige), officially the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, is trilingual too. While German and Italian are the official languages in all its territory, the main language in some valleys is Ladin. South Tyrol is especially known for its beautiful mountainous landscape, towns, villages, incredible network of marked paths and bike lanes, spa and ski resorts. Beyond tourism, the main economic sectors include the Food & Beverage, automotive, ropeways, sport equipment and textile industries.