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.

Those that intend to reach the University facilities at the time of the conference, if the regulations in force will allow that, are asked to get in contact with Renate Folie (email: event(at)unibz.it ) starting from September 6th. All the instructions will be given about how to reach the rooms where the conference will be managed. Delegates are very welcomed to visit us if restrictions will be eased. In this respect, we are going to update periodically this page about the Covid-19 situation. Please consider that the regulations in force in South Tyrol might not coincide with Italian regulations.

As of June 1st, the Covid situation in South Tyrol and in Northern Italy is relatively good. The number of fatalities, hospitalized people, and new daily infections is stable and under control. The vaccination campaign is progressing and has been opened to people of all ages. Most of the unibz staff has been already offered the chance to receive the Covid-19 vaccine; a considerable number of people have completed the vaccination cycle. Restrictions are being progressively lifted and it is expected that few precaution measures will be still in place during the summer months. At unibz, the regular access of visitors to the University facilities is expected at the beginning of the winter semester, hence shortly after TFC21. This means that some restrictions to the access of seminar rooms will be still in place during the days of TFC21. This makes it necessary to contact Renate Folie prior to the event if you intend to participate in presence; it is not possible to guarantee the access of non-unibz people during TFC21 at the present date.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.