Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Information

When and where is the 2017 Academy?

Please do not book or pay for any travel arrangements until your place at The Academy 2017 has been approved by your International Commissioner and confirmed, via email, by The Academy Support Team.


This year’s Academy will run from 31st October to 5th November 2017 and is being held at Szent Adalbert Képzési in Esztergom, Hungary.

Those attending for the full event will be expected to arrive at the venue on Tuesday 31st November to start the programme at 20.30 (after dinner, which will be provided). Participants are welcome to leave at any time on Sunday 5th November.


 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Academy 2017 Support Team and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Academy 2017. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Who can attend The Academy?

The Academy is designed to give the best experience to participants with National Level roles. Therefore, participants should be active members of any WAGGGS or WOSM Europe Region Association with a National Level role or with perspective to hold one in the current year. The Academy is not aimed at local level Leaders.

Is there a limit on the number of people my Association can send to The Academy?

No. Associations from the WAGGGS and WOSM Europe Regions are welcome to send as many participants as they wish. The only requirement is that participants should have an active role at National Level.

How much does it cost to attend?

Please do not book or pay for any travel arrangements until your place at The Academy 2017 has been approved by your International Commissioner and confirmed, via email, by The Academy Support Team.



 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Academy 2017 Support Team and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Academy 2017. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

 

 

Is there any financial help available towards the cost of attending?

Anyone who feels they may have difficulty covering the participant fee and associated travel costs should contact, in confidence, their Regional Director to discuss what opportunities for assistance may be available.

WOSM European Region Associations

David McKee, Regional Director, dmckee@scout.org

Europe Region WAGGGS Associations

their Member Organisation Relationship Manager

Applications for funding have been submitted. If any is granted, associations benefitting from this support will be contacted directly to give them further information on the support.

 

How can I find out what sessions will be available at The Academy?

The final list of sessions for the 2017 Academy will be available on The Sessions page (not yet accessible), along with details of the facilitators.

An overview of the sessions is planned to be published on 1 August 2017 to help participants deciding whether or not to register.

A detailed description of each session, providing goals, objectives and expected outcomes, is planned to be published  by the 1 October 2017.

Registration

How do I register?

The registration period will start after the 10th of July 2017.

You will be able to access The Academy’s booking system here. Your place will not be confirmed until your Association’s International Commissioner has approved your application. You will be notified, by email, when your place is confirmed – please do not book any travel until you have received this confirmation.

If you have any problems with the registration process please contact The Academy Support Team by tweeting @thesgacademy, emailing info@thesgacademy.eu or sending us a message on Facebook.

Online registration will be available until 15th September 2017.

Travel & Visa Information

Do I need a visa to enter Hungary?

Please do not book or pay for any travel arrangements until your place at The Academy 2017 has been approved by your International Commissioner and confirmed, via email, by The Academy Support Team.



 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Academy 2017 Support Team and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Academy 2017. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

I need an official invitation/Assumption of Responsibility form in order to obtain a visa, how do I get one?

Please do not book or pay for any travel arrangements until your place at The Academy 2017 has been approved by your International Commissioner and confirmed, via email, by The Academy Support Team.


We can provide official letters of invitation and Assumption of Responsibility forms if full details are given on your registration form. Remember that it can take a significant amount of time to obtain a visa so please make sure you register early to ensure the relevant paperwork can be completed.

If you are not sure if you need a visa to enter Hungary, you can check the Do I need a visa to enter Hungary? FAQ.

For more information about the visa process please visit the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs webiste.


 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Academy 2017 Support Team and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Academy 2017. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Which airports can I fly to for The Academy?

Please do not book or pay for any travel arrangements until your place at The Academy 2017 has been approved by your International Commissioner and confirmed, via email, by The Academy Support Team.


Hungary has two international airports: Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) and Debrecen International Airport (DEB).

The one in Budapest is more convenient to get to the Academy.


 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Academy 2017 Support Team and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Academy 2017. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

 

 

 

How do I get from the airport to the venue?

Please do not book or pay for any travel arrangements until your place at The Academy 2017 has been approved by your International Commissioner and confirmed, via email, by The Academy Support Team.

Airport -> Nyugati railway station

From 4:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., bus number 100E commutes between Terminal 2 and Deák Ferenc square. You will need a special ticket for this, which costs 900 HUF (~ 3€).

From Deák Ferenc square to the railway station you can walk (~20 minutes) or you can take the M3 metro towards Újpest Központ. You have to get off at Nyugati railway station (second stop).

 

An other possibility:

From 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., bus number 200E commutes between Terminal 2 (the main terminal of the airport) and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3). First you have to catch the bus 200E and reach the metro terminal.

From the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal, you can take the M3 metro towards Újpest Központ. You have to get off the metro at Nyugati railway station which is the twelfth stop, it takes about 20 minutes.

You need two tickets, one for the bus, and one for the metro. You can buy these at the airport, there are several ticket machines at the bus stops. One ticket is 350 HUF, it’s around 1,10 €.

 

It’s a useful webpage, here you can plan your trip by public transport: http://futar.bkk.hu/

You can also download the application to your phone.

 

Nyugati railway station -> Esztergom

Here you can check the timetable: http://elvira.mav-start.hu/elvira.dll/x/uf?iehack=%3F&ed=592D8BB0&mikor=-1&isz=0&language=2&k=&ref=&retur=&nyit=&_charset_=UTF-8&vparam=&i=Nyugati+%5BBudapest-Nyugati%5D&e=Esztergom&v=&d=17.06.09&u=1156&go=Timetable

 

Buy your ticket from Nyugati railway station to Esztergom, it’s about 4 €. You can buy it from the ticket offices or from machines at the railway station.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Academy 2017 Support Team and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Academy 2017. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.