For participants



(Updated on May 7, 2020)


Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID - 19), the 8ECM organizers and the European Mathematical Society – EMS announced a new date for the 8ECM, which is June 20 – 26, 2021 in Portorož, Slovenia. 

The 8ECM organizers have negotiated that the prices of accommodation at the venue of the 8ECM (St. Bernardin resort) remain the same in 2021. Participants who have already made reservations at St. Bernardin resort will keep their standing reservations. We only ask that they directly email booking department of Hotel Bernardin at booking@h-bernardin.si for change of dates, since the reservations will not be carried over automatically.* No additional charges are administered for rebooking. 

Please note: There are still rooms available at GH Bernardin, Hotel Histrion and Hotel Vile Park for new reservations. However, the "Book your accommodation" link will be updated with new 8ECM dates in the following weeks. We kindly ask for your patience in the meantime. 

*Due to the GDPR (General data protection regulation).



St. Bernardin resort includes 3 hotels


GH Bernardin*****

Hotel Histrion**** and Hotel Vile Park***

Apartments Barka***


Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 6 tennis courts, a water sports centre, PADI scuba diving school, basketball and volleyball courts are all available for use within the resort. Numerous bars and restaurants provide a diverse selection of food and drinks, while the Paradise Spa in GH Bernardin and Wellness Histrion in H Histrion round out the resort’s offer. 



Guests will also receive a welcome package from the hotel, free entry to pools and hotel beaches, free parking and € 10 discount on wellness offers. The resort also offers special prices for prolonged stays. During the event, pools will be open extra hours, from 7 am. 



Obala 2, 6320 Portorož, Slovenia


The prestigious Grand Hotel Bernardin is located directly by the sea, between Portorož and Piran. It offers an excellent wellness centre, Paradise Spa, with saunas and various massages and an indoor swimming pool with heated sea water. All rooms have private balconies overlooking the sea. The hotel has a luxurious private beach.


  Early Bird Booking rate (February 1, 2020) Late Booking rate  
Single Room 143,10 € 159,00 € Book your accommodation
Double/Twin Room* 95,85 € 106,50 € Book your accommodation
* Price is for one person/night.



Next to the former monastery church of St. Bernardin, after which the hotel complex was named, sits Histrion Hotel. Hotel guests have direct access to the Laguna Bernardin Water Park, Wellness Centre Laguna and Casino Bernardin.


  Early Bird Booking rate (February 1, 2020) Late Booking rate  
Single Room 107,10 € 119,00 € Book your accommodation
Double/Twin Room* 75,60 € 84,00 € Book your accommodation
* Price is for one person/night.



Hotel Vile Park is part of the holiday resorts’ offer.

St. Bernardin, located between Piran and Portorož, comprises 5 villas with a capacity of 216 rooms – Vila Galeb, Vila Galeja, Vila Orada, and Vila Nimfa, while Vila Barka has 21 apartments.

All villas are connected with a lovely shopping street with bars and restaurants, which leads to the Marina and is sheltered by lush Mediterranean vegetation.



  Early Bird Booking rate (February 1, 2020) Late Booking rate  
Single Room 84,60 € 94,00 € Book your accommodation
Double/Twin Room** 71,10 € 79,00 € Book your accommodation
Ap. Villa Barka* 70,20 € 78,00 € Book your accommodation

*Breakfast is not included in the price and is available at extra cost for 10 €/person.

** Price is for one person/night.



Additional Accommodation in the Area

Piran and Portorož offer a variety of accommodation possibilities. With over 113.000 beds in the municipality of Piran, you can choose anything from a hostel room starting at € 15 to a room in luxurious Kempinski Palace Portorož hotel for € 250. 


If you prefer to stay in a privately-owned house, pension and apartment owners offer studios and larger apartments starting at € 60, or you can decide to live at a tourist farm, where a special pristine charm will be yours for € 20 a day. 


For Accompanying persons

The 8ECM is a family-friendly event and everyone is invited! When reserving accommodation be sure you check the type of room you are reserving for you and accompanying persons. Various types of accommodation are available at the St. Bernardin resort - one or two-bedroom rooms, suites, apartments and villas. 

When making a reservation, please use the "Book your accommodation" link to obtain the event rate. This rate is applicable to your accompanying persons as well. Be sure to choose the option that applies to you on the Hotel reservation page.


TAKE NOTE: If you want to change your reservation at a later date, whether to cancel or add any accompanying persons, you must contact the hotel directly.


Additional Information About Hotels and Rates

TAKE NOTE: Early reservations are strongly encouraged as the Early Bird booking rates are only available until February 1, 2020.


The 8ECM Organizing Committee does not take responsibility for rates, payments, conditions and/or room availability. Event participants are not required to stay in any of the hotels listed on this page. Room availability is not guaranteed, in any category.


Rates are given in EUROS (EUR). Prices are for a night/per person, breakfast included (except Apartments Villa Barka) from 5 July 2020 to 11 July 2020  June 20 - 26, 2021. Prices do not include Tourist Tax (2,50 EUR per person/day). Reservations and payments must be made directly on the website of the corresponding hotel as well as any requests for changes to reservations.


When making a reservation, please use the "Book your accommodation" link to obtain the event rate. 


Fraud alert warning!


There is an increasing number of fraudulent websites and travel agencies that impersonate 8ECM. While we do our best to protect our participants from scammers, their methods continuously evolve to look more authentic. We would like to alert all participants to be aware of possible scams and to strongly advise you to only use the official Hoteli Bernardin system for booking which you can access on this page to avoid any unpleasant experiences.

Organizers of the 8ECM do not contact participants for confirmation of accommodation via phone and do not require any additional information regarding your payment of accommodation.

If you receive any suspicious calls or e-mails that claim to be the official housing agency for 8ECM 2020, please alert the Office of the Organizing Committee at 8ecm2020@famnit.upr.si