Prague is an important scientific and historic center of Central Europe, active in broad cooperation with notable world institutions and corporations. It is a venue suitable for organizing the CESS 2020 Conference in the autumn of 2020. Prague is well known as a city suitable for holding prominent scientific, cultural and political events. Thanks to the historical beauty of the city, accommodation facilities, city transportation system and plenty of high-level cultural events, the success of the Conference is ensured.
Prague is one of the most important cities in Europe and the capital of the Czech Republic. Since the 9thcentury, it has been the metropolis of the Bohemian state. It is the biggest industrial, commercial and political center in the country, and one of the historic, cultural, social and political centers in Europe. The historic center of Prague consists of six town settlements originated in the Middle Ages (Old Town, Lesser Town, Jewish Town, New Town, Hradčany and Vyšehrad); it was included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1992.
Remember André Breton, the founder of French surrealism, in May 1935, during a lecture to the Czech Surrealist Group famously described Prague as the "magical capital of Europe". The Italian bohemist, Angelo Maria Ripellino, managed to create an arcimbold collage in which history blends with legends in which Hašek handles Kafka, where we meet alchemists, painters, and poets, with Golem, Švejk, and Rudolph II, in which writers of German and Czech language meet, the great ones along with the marginals. Ripellino was able to convey his fascination with Prague and her magic so suggestively and contagiously that his book "Praga Mágica" was translated into several world languages.