37th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research

March 2 – 4, 2017
Athens, Greece
Eugenides Foundation

The Eugenides Foundation was established in 1956 as a non-profit-legal entity in private law based on a donation from the late Eugenios Eugenides, a major Greek benefactor. Registered and based in Athens, its founding charter states that its objective is to contribute to the education of young Greeks in science and technology.

The Foundation is administered by a board of three members, one of whom is always the serving Chancellor of the National Technical University of Athens. In recognition of its multi-faceted contribution to Greek society the Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal of the Athens Academy in December 1965.

Meetings & Events

The Eugenides Foundation has been serving the cause of scientific and technical education for more than fifty years now, and looks forward to a future with fully renovated and renewed facilities, having created at the Faliro Delta a multi-venue educational centre designed to the highest specifications.
Each year the superbly equipped facilities of the Eugenides Foundation host a range of Greek and international scientific and professional conferences and other events, all organized to the most demanding standards, attracting important figures from the Greek and international cultural, intellectual and scientific community.

Just a few minutes from the centre of Athens, the visitor will find state-of-the-art conference facilities within a remarkable environment distinguished by the elegance and simplicity of its architectural style. The buildings and technological infrastructure are complemented by comprehensive conference services, guaranteeing the success of any event.


The Foundation’s fully renovated Auditorium can seat 400 persons. With a surface area of 300 square meters it is a distinctive and prestigious venue, ideal for conferences, presentations and official functions requiring seating arranged in amphitheatre layout. Both stalls, entered from the first floor, and circle, entered from the second floor, are guaranteed to impress the visitor.

The Auditorium has an elevated, permanent stage, with panel seating for 11 persons and a podium. There are four fully equipped interpreting booths and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. Where required, sound and vision can be shared with the adjacent lecture room – allowing 520 persons to attend a single event.

Around the Auditorium, on both first and second floors, are two rooms available for parallel proceedings, as well as adaptable spaces ideal for exhibitions and conference catering.

The Auditorium, like all the other areas of the Eugenides Foundation services, has wireless broadband networking.






How To Get Here
EWRR 2017 will be held at the Eugenides Foundation, that is situated at the Syngrou Avenue, overlooking both the Acropolis and the Saronic gulf. It is a 15 minute drive from Syntagma Square, the city centre, and from the Piraeus port.
Eugenides Foundation
387 Syngrou Avenue – 175 64 P. Faliro
Athens, Greece
How to reach the venue
There is no metro station near the venue, but the following bus lines serve the Eugenides Foundation:
        (P. Faliro - Kifisia) 550: (Evgenideio stop) *
        (Akadimia - Agios Kosmas) Β2: (Interamerican stop) *
        (Akadimia - Voula, through L. Amfitheas) Α2: (Iasonos stop) *
        (P. Faliro - St. Syggrou Fix) 126: (Trapeza stop) *
        (Peiraias - Ag. Dimitrios) 229: (Onaseio stop)
*You can catch all these buses at the Syngrou-Fix metro station (Metro Line 2 – Red). From there, it is about a 10-minutes bus ride to the venue.

The Athens International Airport or "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport (code: "ATH") is located about 20 km east from the city center. From the airport, one can reach Athens by metro, bus, or taxi.

Take the Metro
Take Metro Line 3 - Blue (Agia Marina - Douk. Plakentias - Athens International Airport), which connects the Athens airport with the city center. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from/to the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens center) takes 40 minutes. To reach the venue change at Syntagma station from blue to red line (with direction to Elliniko) and change from Syngrou- Fix metro station to the above mentioned bus lines. Metro tickets are sold at the ticket offices as well as the automatic ticket machines in metro stations. Tickets are also available online via the downloadable application TfA app. Tickets within the city of Athens (1.4 €) are valid for all means of transport within 90 minutes of validation.

Take the Express Bus
Four Express Bus routes (X93, X95, X96, X97) connect directly the Athens International Airport with Athens (city center & greater area) and Piraeus (port). Express bus X95 provides a direct connection to Syntagma square, and to the Syntagma metro station, which offers connections to the red line (M2) and blue line (M3). The service is provided on a non-stop basis seven days a week including holidays (24/7 operation).
All buses disembark passengers at the Departures Level (inbound trips to airport) and depart from the Arrivals Level (outbound trips from airport). Tickets are sold at the info/ticket-kiosk (located outside the Arrivals between Exits 4 and 5), or onboard (ask the bus driver) at no extra cost. The Airport Express Bus ticket (Regular 6 € / Reduced 3 €) is valid for a single one-way journey to or from the Airport.

Take a Taxi
Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of the Arrivals Level. An average journey by taxi from the airport to the city centre should take approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic, costing around €35 from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, and 50 € from midnight to 5:00 a.m. The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras. For smartphone users, we recommend the excellent app   Taxi Beat which connects you to a large network of quality professional drivers at regular rates. You may select the driver of your choice after scanning which ones are nearby, by looking at their credentials as well as their car models. Credit card payments are also acceptable.

Official Airline Network - Star Alliance


The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for 37th EUROPEAN WORKSHOP FOR RHEUMATOLOGY RESEARCH (EWRR 2017).

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool:   http://conventionsplusbookings.staralliance.com/trips/StarHome.aspx?meetingcode=A303S17

Registered Event participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this Event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special Offers for Japan are available from : Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines. To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found on:
http://www.staralliance.com/convention-delegates under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”. Please quote the following Event code A303S17 for ticket reservation.

Hotel Accommodations

Metropolitan Hotel Athens
Sygrou Avenue, 385
175 64 Paleo Faliro
Athens, Greece

(Headquarter Hotel)

Athens Avenue Hotel
Sygrou Avenue 182
176 71 Kallithea
Athens, Greece

Nestorion Hotel
8 Pentelis str.
175 64 Paleo Faliro
Athens, Greece