April
25-30
Invitation for Eurofest 2019

Dear friends, We gladly invite you to Eurofest 2019!

It’s held April 25-30, 2019.

This year we will meet in a picturesque place in the recreation centre situated 70 kilometers from Saint-Petersburg, the city, which is known as a cultural capital of Russia.

The price for Eurofest participants (the participation fee) is 250 euros (290 dollars, 20 000 roubles) including accommodation from 25.04.19 — 30.04.19, meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and a Eurofest T-shirt.
A one-way transfer from the airport or the railway stations costs 20 euros per person.
The registration of the participants will be over April 1, 2019.

We are looking forward to your taking part in this fascinating exciting festival of creativity and friendship.

#POEKHALI!
SCHEDULE

APRIL 25
  • 12.00-22.00 Check-in Reception
  • 20.30-22.00 Welcome Cafe for Official, AD and Staff (Big Hall)
APRIL 26
  • 09.00-12.00 Mixed Teams Quest
  • 09.00-14.30 Judges Meeting (Big Hall)
  • 10.00-14.00 OMEC Meeting (Cafe 7th sky)
  • 12.30-14.30 Coaches Meeting (Cinema Hall)
  • 15.00-16.30 Opening Ceremony (Stadium)
  • 21.00-23.00 Welcome Party DISKO (Div II-IV) (Big Hall)
  • 21.00-24.00 Adult Recreation (Cafe)
APRIL 27
  • 08.30-17.00 Long-term presentations and Spontaneous (Big Hall, Cinema, Gym)
  • 19.30-22.00 International Fair (Gym)
  • 22.00-24.00 Adult Recreation (Cafe)
APRIL 28
  • 09.00—15.30 Long-term presentations and Spontaneous (Big Hall, Cinema, Gym)
  • 13.00-19.00 Mixed Teams Preparation Time
  • 16.00-18.00 Coaches competition
  • 19.30-22.00 Cultural Festival (Big Hall)
  • 22.00-24.00 Adult Recreation (Cafe)
APRIL 29
  • 08.40-14.30 Mixed Teams Presentation (Big Hall, Cinema)
  • 17.00-19.30 Closing Ceremony (Dacha)
  • 21.00 -23.00 Farwell Party Div I-IV (Svyazist, Big Hall)
  • 21.30-23.00 Adult Recreation (Svyazist, Cafe)
APRIL 30
  • 04.00-12.00 Check-out Departures

LOCATION

This year we will meet in a picturesque place «Svyazist» in the recreation centre situated 70 kilometers from Saint-Petersburg. You will enjoy ecologically clean woody area on the shore of a lake, comfortable cottages, sportsgrounds and a swimming pool.

At «Svyazist» you will find a tennis court and a fitness centre. The property also offers entertainment staff, a nightclub and water sports facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including skiing, cycling and fishing. A ropes course is also available at surcharge.

FAQ

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
The recreation center «Svyazist» is located 70 km from St. Petersburg. There are several ways to get to the recreation center:
— by car along the Priozerskoye highway, Petrovskoye settlement.
— by train from the Finland Station to the station «Sosnovo», there it is possible to take a taxi. The cost will be 500 rubles one way.
AMENITIES (NUTRITION, MEDICINE)
Will there be medical staff in the camp?
 
Yes! The Health Centre will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please, make sure you have your Medical Insurance with you.
EXTENDED STAYS IN ST-PETERSBURG
Can we arrive at Svyasist before April 25th?

Unfortunately, you cannot. However, you can stay at a hotel in St. Petersburg before or after Eurofest. We recommend planning additional days in St. Petersburg if you want to see the city. We suggest the travel agency The North Pearl. You will need to contact Nina Solovey Nina.sol@mail.ru and book the hotel yourselves.


EXCURTIONS

1. CITY TOUR

Duration — 2,5 — 3 hours

This bus excursion gives a remarkable opportunity to see the main attractions of our city: the famous monuments, architectural ensembles, bridges, embankments and parks with a guide.

THE ROUTE OF THE CITY TOUR
Nevsky Prospect; Gostinny Dvor (Guest Yard),
Sadovaya st. (Garden st.); Gorohovaya st.; Malaya Morskaya st. (Small Sea st.)
St. Isaac’s cathedral (a 5 minutes stop)
The monument to Nicolas I; the Horse Guards riding-hall; the Bronze Horseman; the State Admiralty; the Winter Palace; Konjushennaja (the Stable) sq.
The cathedral of the Holy Savior on the Spilt Blood (a 5 minutes stop)
Mars’ field; Michael’s castle; the Summer Garden; The monument to A.V. Souvorov; the Troitsky (the Trinity) bridge; the log cabin of Peter I
Òhe cruiser Aurora (a 5 minutes stop)
the house of Matilda Kshesinskaya; Troitskaya (Trinity) sq.
The price: 25 eur \ adult; 20 eur \ children

2. CITY TOUR WITH HERMITAGE

Duration — 4 — 4,5 hours

This bus excursion gives a remarkable opportunity to see the main attractions of our city: the famous monuments, architectural ensembles, bridges, embankments and parks with a guide.
Than you will see THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM is one of the largest museums in the world. The museum collection is displayed in five historical buildings (the Winter Palace, the formes tsars’ residence, the Small Hermitage, the Old Hermitahe, The New Hermitage and the Hermitage Theatre). About 3 million art items from prehistoric till modern times are stored in the museum.

The price: 40 eur \ adult; 35 eur \ children

3. PETERHOF

Duration — 5 — 5,5 hours

Peterhof is located on the Southern cost of the Gulf of Finland, 29 km away from St.Petersburg. Here a small house for Peter the Great was built in 1705, where the Tsar could take a rest on his way from Kronstadt to St.Petersburg. In 1714 the Emperor made a decision to turn Peterhof into his main out-of-town residence. Here in the 18th and the 19th centuries a grandiose complex of eleven parks, dozens of buildings, and pavilions with more than 200 fountains and numerous sculptures was formed in the area of over 1000 hectares. The Grand Palace built to the Elizabeth in baroque style is a composition centre of the Ensemble. The Grand Fountain Cascade, which is unique both technically and artistically, form a decorativepedestal for the Palace. The Grand Cascade embellished with numerous fountains, gilded statutes, bas-relief, and cases is crowned with the sculpture group knows as «Samson Open the Lion’s Jaws», which is dedicated to the victory of Russia in the Northern War.

The price: 50 eur \ adult; 40 eur \ children

4. PUSHKIN

Duration — 5 — 5,5 hours

Pushkin – “The Tsarskoye Selo” State Museum Reserve is a brilliant monument of world architecture and park and garden artistry of the 18th-20th centuries. A magnificent group of architects, sculptors and painters brought the desires of their royal clients to fruition here.
In “Tsarskoye Selo” the full range of artistic styles is represented, from the Baroque and Classical eras. Imperial rulers from Catherine I to Nicholas II have left their mark on Tsarskoye Selo. The compositional center of the ensemble is the Catherine Palace, a magnificent baroque-style palace. The Great Hall of the palace and the Golden Enfilade of formal halls, among which can be found the Amber Room, amaze with the luxury of their decoration. More than 100 architectural objects with a total area of 300 hectares occupy the territory of the Catherine and Alexander Parks: from the most magnificent palaces and monuments, to pavilions and bridges. Strolling through the alleys of these parks, you will be treated to views of whimsical lodges, elegant classical buildings, many monuments executed in marble, exotic constructions designed to imitate gothic style, and also Turkish and Chinese architecture which lend the park a romantic air.

The price: 50 eur \ adult; 40 aur \ children (till 16 years)

EUROFEST EVENTS

What is the Mixed-Team Problem?

Three teams from three different countries will form a Mixed-Team and solve a special problem during Eurofest. On the last Eurofest day, they will present their solutions on stage. Teams may use their long-term props and/or create new ones. This is always great fun and an opportunity to start lifetime friendships. Mixed-Teams will receive the problem during the Mixed-Team quest. All you need to complete this problem are the things you will have along anyway: team members, props and costumes from long-term and your coach!

What is the International Fair?

Learn about other cultures and teach others about yours – bring traditional souvenirs or food from your country and sell/trade/present it to/with others. Each country will be given a few tables (depending on how many teams they have) that you may use as your booth. Come prepared — bring things you can trade, sell and give away that are typical of your country and culture. We will be presenting the participating country’s flag behind the country’s booth.

What is the Cultural Festival?

At the Cultural Festival, every participating country will have 8 minutes to present its culture on stage – for example by dance, song, a video, a mix of all or whatever you like. All teams from a country must agree on what to put on stage. The time limit will not be extended! Come prepared — bring your choreography, idea and any costumes or instruments you need along. Please provide us with your desired music on a USB-stick.

DOCUMENTATION

What personal documents should we bring?

Do not forget your passport or other form of official identification, medical identification, flight tickets or other travel documents as well as any documents necessary for registration at Eurofest.

What documents should we provide for the staging area judge at long-term?

Please bring the following Odyssey of the Mind forms:

— Style Form (4x)
— Cost Form (1x)
— Outside Assistance Form (1x)
— Team Required List Form (4x)
— all team-specific clarifications
— any further documentation (i.e. script, translation of script, etc.)

For invitations:
Download table (.doc)

HOUSING
 What things should I bring with me?

Bed linens and towels will be provided. We recommend you bring your own soap or shampoo. Please bring your warm clothes, umbrellas and water-proof boots as it can be chilly in April.

Flash mob

Girls and boys! Please learn this dance! 
Together we will perform this dance at the opening Ceremony of the Eurofest on April 26.
Registration Form
for Teams
Registration Form
for Officials

Contact

Manager of "Svyazist"

Questions for officials

Invitations and transfer

Odyssey of the Mind
Russia, Saint-Petersburg

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