Venue, travel and accommodation


The conference will be held at the University of Geneva, an institution devoted to research, teaching and dialogue. It is the site of academic creativity and the transmission of knowledge.

The building conference is located at Uni-Bastions (Room B111). You can reach it with Tram 15 (stop “Cirque" or "Plainpalais ”). For information on the tram/bus timetables, please visit, and for information on the train timetable, please visit

Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population of 192,385, and the canton (République et Canton de Genève, which includes the city) has 468,194 residents. In 2007, the urban area, or agglomération franco-valdo-genevoise (Great Geneva or Grand Genève in French) had 1,240,000 inhabitants in 189 municipalities in both Switzerland and France. The economic area "Great Geneva-Bern area" has 2.9 million inhabitants. Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and worldwide centre for diplomacy and the most important UN international co-operation centre with New York thanks to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war.


Participants requiring accommodation are invited to book their own rooms, for example by using