Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia, with a population of 258,873 people. Ljubljana is a key hub of innovation due to its central geographic location, concentration of industry, its scientific and research institutions, and rich heritage. Ljubljana continues to serve a central role in fostering Slovenia’s traditions and cultural identity.




Slovenian language

The official language in Slovenia is Slovene, which is similar to other Slavic languages and uses the Latin alphabet. Many people also speak English, German and Italian as a foreign language.

Time zone

Central European Summer Time (GMT/UTC + 2)


The temperature in Ljubljana in May varies between 11 and 26 degrees Celsius. On average, there are eight rainy days during this period of the year.

How to get to Ljubljana

Ljubljana is located in central Slovenia and it is easily accessible due to a well-developed network of railways, roads and airway routes.

By aeroplane
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is located 26km northwest of the city. To get to the city you can use bus, taxi or a rent a car.

By bus
Check web site of Ljubljana Bus station where you can find timetables for all local and international bus connections.

By car
Slovenia has a developed network of motorways:

  • from Villach (Austria) E 651 (100 km)
  • from Klagenfurt (Austria) E 652/E 61 (85 km)
  • from Graz (Austria) via Maribor E 57/E 59 (195 km)
  • from Trieste (Italy) E 61/E 70 (110 km)
  • from Venice (Italy) E 61/E 70 (231 km)
  • from Zagreb (Croatia) E 70 (120 km)
  • from Budapest (Hungary) E 57/E 71 (430 km)

By train
Slovenia has a developed network of railways, connecting Ljubljana with Graz and Klagenfurt (Austria) to the north, Trieste (Italy) to the west and Zagreb (Croatia) to the east. Ljubljana's main train station, simply called "Ljubljana", is within an easy walk to the city centre. The web site of Slovenian Railways displays train schedules.

Arrival from the railway station Ljubljana
Specific arrival and departure information is available on the Slovenian railway website. Tickets for rail travel can be bought online or at the central train station Ljubljana.

Time (CEST) Topic
8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.10 Welcome speech
9.10-9.20 About FitBack
Gregor Jurak, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport
9.20-9.40 Fitness is the foundation of physical literacy
Claude Scheuer, European Physical Education Association (EUPEA)
9.40-9.45 Brain Break
9.45-10.05 FitBack is data-driven: overview of data collected and analysed
Francisco Ortega, University of Granada, Faculty of Sport Sciences
10.05-10.25 FitBack fitness health-risk criteria
Maroje Sorić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology
10.25-10.45 FitBack Reports: creating interactive and PDF reports
Bojan Leskošek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport
10.45-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-11.25 The European fitness map
Gregor Jurak, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport
11.25-11.45 The European best practices in fitness monitoring systems
Luis Sardinha, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics
11.45-12.00 FitBack 10 steps to establish a fitness monitoring system
Tuija Tammelin, LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health
12.00-12.20 Piloting FitBack solutions
Attilio Carraro, University of Bolzano, Faculty of Education
12.20-12.40 MO|RE data project
Katja Klemm, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Sports and Sports Science
12.40-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.10 Roundtable discussion on key topic in monitoring fitness (e.g. increasing physical literacy of population, reference values, GDPR issues, addressing policy makers to establish fitness monitoring system): panellists receive questions from the audience
15.10-15.20 Guided physically active break
15.20-15.30 Closing of conference

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