Helpful information for attendees will be handed out at registration in Lugano. Some of the flyers can also be downloaded here:

- Detailed agenda of the week in the Convention Programme

- Some hints 'just for the case' in How to get help


Our helpline is at your service during the convention. Contact details can be found in How to get help

Visa, Passport and Insurance

Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, but is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Schengen Area, and, as such, offers free passage to all EU Citizens issued with a valid EU passport.
On Thursday, during the journey from Lugano to Pontresina, delegates and guests will cross the border between Switzerland and Italy. Switzerland and Italy are both part of the Schengen area. For those delegates and their guests who do not have a valid EU passport, you will be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and permits to enter both Switzerland and Italy, which may include a Uniform Schengen Visas (USV), a Limited territorial validity visa (LTV) or a National Visa for Switzerland and Italy.
If your national authorities require you to be issued with a letter of invitation to visit either Italy of Switzerland, please apply for such a letter to the IRSE Office in London.
Delegates and Guests should also make sure that they have adequate arrangements for travel and medical insurance whilst in Switzerland.


The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc. Major credit and debit cards are accepted at most locations in the Swiss area. Nevertheless we recommend to carry a small amount of cash on you.