General Information

We have a great pleasure to invite you to the 27th Congress of the European Vegetation Survey.
We hope that it will be a good opportunity to present your research work
and to find a lot of inspiration for the development of vegetation survey,
to meet your colleagues and to make new contacts.

We kindly invite to Wrocław.
The Organizing Committee

Dates and venues

The 27th Congress of the European Vegetation Survey (IAVS Working Group)
will be held in Wrocław from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 May, 2018.

The Congress will be held in the Aula Leopoldina (Opening Ceremony) and in the Conference Centre of Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics (Sessions).

Aula Leopoldina
University of Wrocław
1 Uniwersytecki Square
50-137 Wrocław

Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics
University of Wrocław
7 Uniwersytecka Street
50-145 Wrocław


Scientific Committee

Emiliano Agrillo, Department of Environmental Biology, University "La Sapienza", Roma (IT)
Fabio Attorre, Department of Environmental Biology, University "La Sapienza", Roma (IT)
Andraž Čarni, Jovan Hadži Institute of Biology, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana (SI)
Milan Chytrý (EVS secretary), Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University, Brno (CZ)
Monika Janišová, Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Banská Bystrica (SK)
María Pilar Rodríguez-Rojo, Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo (ES)
John Rodwell, Ecological Consultant, Lancaster (GB)
Joop Schaminée, Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Gr., Wageningen University (NL)

Organizing Committee

University of Wrocław:
Zygmunt Kącki, chairman
Ewa Stefańska-Krzaczek, secretary
Attila Lengyel
Grzegorz Swacha
Marta Czarniecka-Wiera
Renata Łojko
Mateusz Meserszmit
Katarzyna Łapińska
Krzysztof Świerkosz
Kamila Reczyńska
Tomasz Szymura
Ewa Szczęśniak
Magdalena Wach
Małgorzata Raduła

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences:
Magdalena Szymura

University of Szczecin:
Monika Myśliwy

Address of the Organizing Committee

Department of Vegetation Ecology
63/77 Przybyszewskiego Street,
51-148 Wrocław

Scientific topics

The main topic for the 27th EVS Congress is:

Vegetation survey 90 years after the publication of Braun-Blanquet's textbook
- new challenges and concepts.

Under this main issue we want to focus on several topics, such as:

Extending scale in spatial, temporal and environmental dimensions.
Plant community responses to changes in management.
Vegetation and alien plant invasions.
Assessment and conservation of European habitats.
Classification and database management.

Program outline

Tuesday 22.05.2018 Early registration, Welcome drink
Wednesday 23.05.2018 Registration, Opening Ceremony, Sessions
Thursday 24.05.2018 Sessions, EVS Business meeting
Friday 25.05.2018 Sessions, Closing Ceremony, Social dinner
Saturday 26.05.2018 Excursions


Early registration Late registration
IAVS members 120€ 145€
Non IAVS members 140€ 165€
Students IAVS members 100€ 125€
Students non IAVS members 120€ 145€
Accompanying persons 60€ 80€
Excursion 30€ 30€
Social dinner 30€ 30€

Bank and payment details are available here.

The registration fee for each participant (ordinary and student) covers:
lunches and coffee-breaks
congress pack with programme

The registration fee for accompanying persons (consider only partners and/or children), covers:
lunches and coffee-breaks during the Congress

The additional fee for the excursion of Saturday, May 26 covers:
transport from/to Wrocław

Key dates

January 12th, 2018 Financial Support Form
February 23rd, 2018 Early registration. Fee Payment. Letters of Invitation (especially for embassy visa)
March 16th, 2018 Late registration. Fee Payment. Abstract Submission
May 23rd, 2018 The Congress starts


On the fourth day of the Congress (Saturday) the Congress Participants will participate in one of three excursions. We will leave at 8:00 and return at about 19:00 (20:00). We will provide a lunch and also a written guide of the chosen place. May is usually a warm and sunny month in Poland, however we advise to be prepared for rainy or windy weather. Hiking shoes will be necessary.

Excursion 1
The Stołowe Mountains National Park
Excursion 2
Volcanic Heritage of
Góry i Pogórze Kaczawskie
Excursion 3
Vegetation of the Odra river valley

Social dinner

The Congress dinner will take place on the ship, at the restaurant Wratislavia, located on the bank of Odra River at the heart of Old Town.

More information about the restaurant:


The documents to download will be added soon.

Financial Support

If you need financial support from IAVS to participate at the EVS Congress, you have to apply by filling the specific form additionally to the registration form. Only IAVS members can apply for this support.
Please, also read the instructions for "IAVS Financial Support" available on, point 2. Participation in IAVS Congress (deadline for application for financial support is January 12th, 2018).

Please send your application to the following address:

Application procedure:

1. Prepare a motivation letter (maximum 1 page) explaining why you want to attend the EVS Congress, it's possible benefits to your future research, and if applicable, how previous experiences from other conferences have helped your research. Indicate the approximate amount of support (in Euros) you ask for, and which expenses you need to cover (travel, conference fee, accommodation, or any combination of these). State clearly that you have no or only partial financial support from your institution for attending the EVS Congress. Add a preliminary abstract of your talk or poster and a brief CV.

2. The applications form with your data will be handled by the EVS Congress Organising and Scientific Committee and sent to the head of IAVS Global Sponsorship Committee, which will make all decisions about financial support. The selection of grantees and the decision on the amount of the individual travel grants will be based both on the personal merits of the applicants (e.g. abstract quality, motivation, CV) and their needs (e.g. income situation, travel costs to Wrocław).

3. All the applicants will be informed about the decision of the Global Sponsorship Committee by April 6th, 2018. Conference fees and accommodation costs of the awardees will be covered by the IAVS, reimbursement modalities will be communicated only to the applicants later, after the procedure was agreed with the IAVS Secretariat.

Practical information


The organizers of the meeting do not provide booking service for the accommodations of participants.

Hotels in Wroclaw:

HOTEL HP PARK PLAZA Drobnera Street 11-13, Wrocław (
HOTEL CAMPANILE WROCLAW, Jagielly Street 7, Wroclaw (
HOTEL PATIO Kiełbaśnicza Street 24, Wrocław (
HOTEL LOTHUS , Wita Stwosza Street 22/23, Wrocław (
B&B HOTEL WROCŁAW CENTRUM Ks. Piotra Skargi Street 24-28, Wroclaw (

Hostels in Wroclaw:

HOSTEL PIASKOWY, Piaskowa Street 15, Wrocław (
THE ONE HOSTEL, Rynek 30 Wroclaw (
BOOGIE HOSTEL, Ruska Street 34, Wroclaw (
MOON HOSTEL WROCŁAW, Krupnicza Street 6-8, Wroclaw (
ROYAL HOSTEL, Kazimierza Wielkiego Street 27 Wrocław (
CORNER HOSTEL, Świdnicka Street 13 Wrocław (
CINNAMON HOSTEL WROCŁAW, Kazimierza Wielkiego Street 67, Wroclaw (

If you need more information you can find it here:

The Wrocław Copernicus Airport

The Wrocław Copernicus Airport is located in the south-west part of Wrocław, about 10 km away from the city centre. Right now, 8 airlines operate out of Copernicus Airport: EUROWINGS, LOT, LUFTHANSA, Ryanair, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES, Wizz Air.

Link to website:

From the airport you can easily get to the city centre.

BUS NO. 106 goes to/from the Central Railway/Bus Station everyday every 20 minutes. The entire journey takes approximately 40 minutes (depending on the traffic). (See the detailed timetable)
NIGHT BUS NO. 206 operates on the same route through the Airport. (See the detailed timetable).

Ryba Taxi (+48 71) 306 70 67
Wicar Radio Taxi (+48 71) 342 07 77, +48 725 71 71 71
Play Taxi (+48 71) 3 82 82 82
Approximate charges*
Ryba Taxi, Wicar Taxi, Play Taxi: Airport – City Center – 35 - 40 PLN.
* Day rate. Prices may slightly vary depanding on traffic difficulties (jams, detours, etc.). Night rate – according to taximeter.

From Warsaw Airport to Wrocław

By train - from Warszawa Centralna railway station (Al. Jerozolimskie 54) to Wrocław Główny railway station.
Cost: 60 - 80 PLN. Time: 4-5h. (see information)
By plane – from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Wrocław Copernicus Airport.
Time: 1h. (see information)

From Krakow Airport to Wrocław

By train - rom Kraków Główny railway station to Wrocław Główny railway station.
Cost: 45 – 55 PLN. Time: 3,5h. (see information)

From Katowice Airport to Wrocław

By train - from Katowice railway station to Wrocław Główny railway station.
Cost: 30 – 35 PLN. Time: 2,5h. (see information)

From Gdańsk Airport to Wrocław

By train - from Gdansk railway station to Wrocław Główny railway station.
Cost: 70 PLN. Time: 6h. (see information)
By plane – from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport to Wrocław Copernicus Airport.
Time: 1h. (see information)

tourist attractions

Wrocław is the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. The history of the city dates back a thousand years, and it's extensive heritage combines almost all religions and cultures of Europe. A thriving multicultural centre, Wrocław is home to a growing student community and acts as the financial, cultural and commercial hub of western Poland, hosting a wide variety of music and theatrical events. Wrocław is a university city with a student population of over 130,000, making it one of the most youthful cities in the country.

If we think about Wrocław’s city centre in terms of districts, there are three essential areas that visitors shouldn’t allow themselves to miss. The first is obviously the Old Town, with the marvellously restored Market Square at its centre and its maze of cobbled streets, canals, bridges and church spires. Essentially bound by the Odra River to the north and the Fosa Miejska – or city moat – to the south, this area that was once encircled by the city’s medieval defensive walls is where you’ll find the bulk of Wrocław’s historical monuments and museums, as well as many beautiful University buildings, soaring churches, and the city’s infamous gnomes. The Old Town also includes the ‘District of Mutual Respect’ – a unique neighbourhood southwest of the market square which includes almost side by side the places of worship of four different denominations, including the city’s only surviving Jewish synagogue. The Old Town may be the heart of Wrocław, but its soul is in Ostrów Tumski. This ‘Cathedral Island’ within easy walking distance northeast of the market square was the first part of Wrocław to be settled by Slavic tribes in the 9th century. Since a bishopric was built there in 1000AD it has remained an important place of royal and religious significance, and home to the city’s most important Cathedral. Finally, no visit to Wrocław is complete without a trip east of the Old Town to Centennial Hall. The city’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, this outstanding piece of architecture turned 100 in 2013 and is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens, including Wrocław’s Zoo and a spectacular multimedia fountain (which turns into an ice rink in winter).

How to travel around Wroclaw:
Information on types of single-ride and season tickets for municipal transport in Wroclaw:
Journey planner in Wroclaw:
The Official Travel Guide
Free walking tours:

Wrocław’s dwarfs

Wrocław’s dwarfs are small figurines that first appeared in the streets of Wrocław, Poland, in 2005. Since then, their numbers have been continually growing, and today they are considered a tourist attraction: those who would like to combine sight-seeing in Wrocław with "Hunting for dwarfs" are offered special brochures with a map and mobile application software for smartphones.

If you need more information you can find it here:


The EVS is a Working Group of the International Association for Vegetation Science.

Chairman of Organizing Committee for the 27th EVS Congress is
Zygmunt Kącki

Secretary of Organizing Committee for the 27th EVS Congress is
Ewa Stefańska-Krzaczek

Department of Vegetation Ecology
Institute of Environmental Biology,
Faculty of Biological Sciences,
University of Wrocław,
63/77 Przybyszewskiego, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland
Office: +48 71 375 63 15


If you require an official letter of invitation to attend the Congress, please contact soon the secretary of Organising Committee, Department of Vegetation Ecology, University of Wrocław, 63/77 Przybyszewskiego, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland; e-mail: This letter is only for obtaining embassy visa or other specific issues and does not represent any commitment on part of the organizers to provide financial support for you.


27th Congress of the European Vegetation Survey, Wrocław (Poland), 23–26 May 2018

Type of participation:
IAVS members (early 120€, late 145€)
Non IAVS members (early 140€, late 165€)
Students IAVS members (early 100€, late 125€)
Students non IAVS members (early 120€, late 145€)
Accompanying persons (early 60€, late 80€)

First name:


Phone number:





Title or Position:



I wish to present:
I am presenting author and will be responsible for submitting an abstract :
Title of a presentation/poster:

I wish to attend the excursion (30€) on 26 May, 2018:

I wish to attend the Social Dinner (30€) on 25 May, 2018:

Please indicate any dietary restrictions:

Data for issuing an invoice (billing information):


Payment must be done by bank transfer to the bank account indicated below. All bank charges for remittances are to be borne by the participant. As soon as you make the bank transfer, please send proof of payment (pdf format) to In addition, students must send a document proofing this to the same email address.

Bank account holder: Uniwersytet Wrocławski
IBAN: PL 25 1090 2398 0000 0001 1374 2690
Concept: 7003/2885/17, EVS 2018, Name and Last name of the participant
(Example: 7003/2885/17, EVS 2018, Zygmunt Kącki)

Early registration Late registration
IAVS members 120€ 145€
Non IAVS members 140€ 165€
Students IAVS members 100€ 125€
Students non IAVS members 120€ 145€
Accompanying persons 60€ 80€
Excursion 30€ 30€
Social dinner 30€ 30€


Oral Presentation
Time: 15 minutes (10 + 5 for questions). Only one presentation per author is allowed.

Poster Presentation
Size max: 80 cm (width) x 140 cm (height/length), reduced copies in paper is suggested.

Intructions for abstract submission:
Language: English.
Each abstract cannot exceed one page (approx. 2500 characters with spaces in total).
No graphics/images and no references are allowed.
The presenting author must be underlined and his/her email provided.
Authors may request their abstract to be considered for an oral presentation or as a poster presentation.
Please check spelling, your submission will be used "as it is" in the Abstract Book.

First name:






I wish to present:

Title of a presentation/poster: