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Aug 27, 2007

Correlation-network Conference 'Social Inclusion and Health' , 27-29 September in Sofia (Bulgaria)

Dear participants of the Correlation Conference in Sofia,

The conference in September is coming closer now and we would like to give you an update on the developments:

We may welcome around 200 participants with a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. Due to co-funding and sponsoring we have the unique chance to provide a relevant number of scholarships for in particular community members and people from (South) East Europe.

Programme Update

We think we have managed to draw up a well-balanced and highly interesting programme with the most different contributions in regard to social inclusion and health. The programme consists of 3 plenary sessions, 6 major workshop sessions and sixteen workshops with more than 40 presentations.
More information on the programme and the various abstracts will be provided in a specific programme book, which you will receive at the beginning of the conference.
Till then, we would like to refer you to the programme on the website, but keep in mind that this version is still a draft, and we still except small changes here and there.

We also want to ask you to check the programme carefully in advance, so you can register for the Friday workshops directly on Thursday afternoon.

Two satellite meetings will be organised on Saturday afternoon. One is targeting members of the International Network of People who use Drugs (INPUD), the other one will welcome members of the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) and the Sex Workers’ Right Advocacy Network (SWAN).

Programme facilities

There will be an exhibition room, in which you can present posters or other kind of materials. Please bring relevant materials to share with the other conference participants.

If you have relevant video or film material, covering one of the issues of the conference (e.g. outreach, prevention, activism), please let us know. We organise a film program in the late afternoon of Friday.

All plenary sessions will be translated simultaneously into Russian and Bulgarian. Translators for workshop sessions are available.

Practical arrangements

Please book your flight as soon as possible and provide us with your flight schedule till latest 5 September in order to make sure that we book your hotel room accordingly to your arrival and departure and to organise the shuttle service on Thursday from the airport to the hotel as efficient as possible. If you have specific needs, please let us know.

The hotel is in the same venue than the conference:
Sofia Princess Hotel
131 "Maria Luisa" Blvd.
Sofia, Bulgaria 1202
+359 2 933 8888
+359 2 933 8777

We will inform you on further developments and the last practical arrangements
(e.g. shuttle service) in the next e-mail alert.


Chairs and presenters will approached separately in the next few weeks in order to organise the session and the setting. Please send your presentation as fast as possible in case you need electronic equipment. Each meeting room will be equipped with a laptop and a beamer.
Furthermore, we would like to use your presentation for the conference documentation. Therefore, please provide us with a version of your presentation, which is suitable to the format of a reader: so preferably with a word rather than a ppp file.

We hope to have you informed sufficiently and advise you to check our website regularly for further updates.

Hoping to hear soon from you, we already look forward to meet you in Sofia in September.

Warm regards,

Correlation Team

c/o Foundation Regenboog/AMOC
Stadhouderskade 159
1074 BC Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: 003120 6721192 / 5707827
Fax: 0031 20 6719694


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