City of Niš is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans. It is the second largest city in Serbia of more than 250.000 inhabitants, and the centre of the Southeastern region of the country. Situated at the crossroads, City of Niš connects the Balkans to Europe, and Europe to the Near East. That is why it has always been considered a gateway between The East and The West. It is very easy to reach City of Niš either by Constantine the Great airport or by railroad and highway. The climate of this area is moderate continental. The average temperature is 11.2C. July is the warmest month of the year, with the average of 21.2 0C. The coldest month is January with the average of 0.2C. The average annual rainfall is 567.25 mm/m. The average barometer value is 992.74 mb. City of Niš is one of the most important industrial centers in Serbia, well-known for its industry of electronics and mechanical engineering, and the textile and the tobacco industry. Statistics show that the system of education is quite elaborate in our city: there are 50 000 pupils/students attending 32 primary and 21 secondary schools. There are 14 000 students at City of Niš University composed of 10 faculties. Health facilities in the City are modern and very well developed: there are 30 clinics, medical centers and institutes which are, on the one hand, open to students of the Faculty of Medicine and their obligatory training programs, and, on the other hand, offer the citizens of City of Niš and the Southeastern Serbia a wide range of modern methods and services for the prevention and treatment of their health problems. City of Niš has celebrated 100 years of having established its first Grammar School, National Theatre, Public Library, and the local literary magazine. The cultural life of City of Niš is shaped by the numerous institutions - the National Theatre, the Public Library, the National Museum, the Symphony Orchestra, the Puppet Theatre, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, the University Library, the City Archives, the Gallery of Contemporary Art, Culture Club, the Centre for Culture and Education, several publishing houses, and many amateur organizations in arts and culture. Several famous cultural events have already become part of tradition of City of Niš: the Festival of Actors' Achievements, Nisville Jazz Festival, Choral Festival, the international festival of amateur choirs, Niš Music Festival, as well as the Art Colony in Sićevo, the oldest of its kind in Serbia.

             During the sightseeing tour around the city of Niš, the participants of the conference will have an opportunity to visit and experience some of the most famous and significant locations and monuments in Niš, such as the archeological site “Mediana”, the Skull Tower monument, the WWII concentration camp “Red Cross”, and many more.


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