YES. You need a driver’s license only for the four-wheel drive training in the Core Course. Participants who don’t have one can observe and sit in the back. A license is of no relevance for a specialisation course. However, a driver’s license is often a precondition for any mission assignment.
YES. All meals served during the course are served in buffet form. A vegetarian option is always available. Pork is rarely served. The hotel staffs clearly indicate which type of meat (beef, pork, chicken…) is prepared and if a meal contains alcohol.
While some of the hotel rooms have a fridge, you will not have access to a kitchen in the hotel.
The dress code during class is casual plain clothes. The outdoor exercises in the Core Course take place regardless of the weather, and you will be outdoors all day. Please prepare for that and bring decent shoes (e.g. hiking boots), as well as outdoor clothes that can get dirty. Participants are encouraged to bring traditional clothes from their home country for the group picture and the closing ceremony.
Austria’s climate is temperate, continental influenced by the Atlantic climate. Cold winters with frequent rain in lowlands and snow in mountains and relatively warm summers with occasional showers can be expected. The climate in Burgenland is warmer than in the rest of the country.
Summer up to 35 degree Celsius/ average: 21 degree Celsius
Winter up to -15 degree Celsius / average: 0 degree Celsius
A weather forecast can be obtained at www.tiscover.at
click: English / Weather/Report / Burgenland /Weather -Towns / Oberwart
YES. You have free wifi access in the lobby of Hotel Burg Schlaining, but not in the rooms. The conference centre does have free wifi, as well as a computer lab with PCs and a printer for your convenience.
Selected participants should transfer a down payment of € 250 to the IPT account before the deadline indicated in the letter of invitation. You are kindly requested to transfer also the rest of the course fee before the beginning of the IPT course. Otherwise we are not able to consider your application effective. You are encouraged to transfer the entire course fee in one sum to the IPT account to save on banking costs.
In case you need a visa and you fail to obtain it, the down payment and the rest of the course fees will be refunded. If you cancel your participation for other reasons, you can get it refunded up to one month before the starting date of the training. If you cancel later than that, your down payment will be kept on our account. This means we ‘park’ the money with us, with no additional costs for you and you do not need to transfer that amount when you come for a future course.