The second BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will take place at the Hotel Palace – Bellevue and ICEJ – International Centre for Education of Journalists, both in the centre of Opatija, Croatia. Hotel is just along Opatija’s central beach. This venue is one of the oldest and most beautiful hotels on the Opatija Riviera.
Travelling to Opatija
Rijeka offers the closets airport and is around 12km from Opatija.
You can take a taxi, with a one-way journey costing up to €20.
You can also take a bus from Rijeka to Opatija, with services running every half an hour.
You can also travel via Zagreb Airport, taking an onward bus to Rijeka and then Opatija. There is a direct bus route from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka. Please find details below:
Zagreb Airport (ZAG) is at Pleso, 17km southeast of the city centre. ZAG has only one terminal, but major expansion is currently underway and is scheduled for completion during 2011 (meaning that construction may be underway when you arrive).
Transfer from the Zagreb airport
We suggest that you either agree a fare with the taxi driver PRIOT TO DEPARTURE or insist that the trip is metered.
The third BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will take place at the Hotel Radika in Leunovo, Macedonia. The hotel is positioned along Lake Mavrovo and is a famous spa resort.
Please read the application requirements for the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2012.