The OFEL 2015 Conference will be held at the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Department of Economics and Business Economics is situated on the coastline, just 3 km from Old City of Dubrovnik and 400 m from walking area, restaurants and beach. 

 

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ADDRESS:

University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics
Lapadska obala 7, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

 

Having visited Dubrovnik, the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw wrote: “Those who search for paradise on earth should come and see Dubrovnik”.

Dubrovnik is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and a treasure - trove of cultural - historical monuments that were created throughout its thousand-year existence. In the past, it was a City-Republic, and alongside Venice one of the most famous cultural-economic centers on the Mediterranean. In more recent times, it has become the center of modern cultural and tourist events: a city of summer festivals – an international parade of top musical and theatrical achievements, a city of museums and galleries. These values have turned Dubrovnik into a place that offers a rich selection of various experiences and excitement, but also a complete holiday in a quiet and calming, mild Mediterranean ambience and wonderful seaside landscapes.

Unique for its impressive medieval forts, churches, monuments and palaces, Dubrovnik is often called the pearl of the Adriatic. In 1979 the City was included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

When you find yourselves in Dubrovnik and promenade along its narrow streets and squares you will come across a large number of sights. To make a shortlist of many different places worth seeing is a real challenge. The Franciscan Monastery Museum houses the inventory of Europe’s third oldest pharmacy (1373). In the Cathedral treasury the meticulously manufactured objects from the 11th to 19th centuries are kept, while the Dominican Monastery Museum houses the works by the 15th and 16th century masters of the Dubrovnik School of painting. A collection of objects of art, furniture, porcelain and inventory of the Domus Christi pharmacy are exhibited at the Rector’s Palace, while at the Maritime Museum you can see the history of the Dubrovnik seafaring tradition. In addition to the major cultural institution in the city, the Dubrovnik Art Gallery, which has outstandingly rich holdings and organises prestigious visual art events, you will discover numerous private galleries which stage exhibitions of national and international painters on a regular basis.

Numerous libraries guard the literary treasure which testifies to the rich history of the one time republic. The Franciscan Monastery Library contains more than seventy thousand books and hundreds of manuscripts and incunabula, while the Scientific Library has one hundred thousand books including those printed before 1500. The documents from the time of the rise and fall of the Dubrovnik Republic are kept at the State Archives.

One of the main reasons for visiting Dubrovnik is definitely its warm, mild and dry Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 18 degrees Celsius. Dubrovnik has around 260 sunny days per year, and the days without sun are uncommon indeed. With temperatures never falling below zero, snow is exceptionally rare. The rainy period comes in winter. Dubrovnik is protected from the warm and moist south easterly wind by the Island of Lokrum, and from the cold north wind by Mount Srđ. In summer the city is refreshed by the gentle north westerly breeze. Such climate is convenient for the varied and luxurious subtropical flora. Roses, mimosas and violets blossom in the middle of winter, and irises, narcissuses and geraniums in early spring. The air is saturated with fragrance of aromatic herbs, and the Elafite Islands and coast are covered by Mediterranean evergreen plants, pine trees, cypresses, vineyards olive groves and orchards.

Dubrovnik is a place of gastronomic delight, and its life in the open air and Mediterranean style are completed with rich and varied culinary choice – the recipes from the past when time was going by more slowly. Oysters (ostrea edulis) are cultivated in a natural way, and the taste of the sea and sea delicacies has not changed for centuries.


 

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