Practical information

RECON outreach seminar and concluding conference

Oslo, 24-26 November 2011


For and overview of all locations and details on how to get around in Oslo, please download ‘Practical information and maps‘ (pdf). All venues are within walking distance from the hotel. No common transport will thus be arranged, but we will walk together to the restaurants from the hotel (see the pdf for further details).


Workshop venues

Thursday 24 November, 09:00-14:00 – Europe’s democratic challenge
Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29 (Wergeland room, ground floor)

Friday 25 November, 09:00-17:00 – What is Left of European democracy?
Ingeniørenes Hus, Kronprinsens gate 17

Saturday 26 November, 09:00-15:30 – What is Left of European democracy?
Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26 (Teatersalen, 2nd floor)


Hotel Continental
Stortingsgaten 24/26, Oslo
Phone: +47 22 82 40 00

Hotel Continental is located next to Nationaltheatret station in the heart of Oslo.

Location (download pdf)

The Airport ExpressTrain (Flytoget) is the fastest way of getting from Oslo AirportGardermoen to the city centre. The train gets you directly toNationaltheatret Station, which is only 100 metres from HotelContinental. The Airport Express Train departs every 10 minutes, butplease note that the final destination of every second train is Oslo S(central station), and does not take you all the way. Only trains withdestination Drammen stops at Nationaltheatret, departure every 20 minutes.

Make sure to use either the exit Stortingsgata or Ruseløkkeveien when leaving the train/subway stop at Nationaltheatret (not Parkveien/Henrik Ibsens gate).



Thursday 24 November, 20:00
Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin, Tjuvholmen Allée 14

Please meet in the reception at 19:30 for common departure from Hotel Continental at 19:40.

Friday 25 November, 20:00 (concluding conference dinner)

Argent Fine Dining, Opera House, Kirsten Flagstads plass 1

Please meet in the reception at 19:20 for common departure from Hotel Continental at 19:30. There is a separate departure for the people attending the guided tour of the Opera House.

Saturday 26 November, 19:00

Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17
Please meet in the reception at 18:45 for common departure from Hotel Continental at 18:50.  


No organised dinner on Wednesday 23 November



Friday 25 November, 19:00
Guided tour of the Oslo Opera House. Limited number of places available upon registration.


Travel costs will be reimbursed after the conference upon submission of RECON’s reimbursement form (in agreement with the local organisers).


See also the practical information distributed to all participants (download pdf).


The conference is organised by RECON coordinator ARENA – Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo. For more information, please contact Marit Eldholm: marit.eldholm(at)