The CSSP2020 was postponed. Now we rescheduled it for August 18-27, 2021. Concerns related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), are lower now and the situation is more relaxed in Romania and most of Europe.
Please read below and register if you are interested


As a rule, the participants should be supported by their home institution. However, a number of fellowships will be available for students (consisting of local support, but no transportation). The applicants should provide a short (one page) CV and a letter of recommendation from a professor or senior scientist who supports their application.
Applications for fellowships can be made online with letters of support e-mailed to either of the directors; the deadline is July 1st, 2021. All students supported will give oral contributions. Send abstracts of less than 1 page with your application via email to, before July 15th, 2021.

Special events:

A special outreach session in a round table format is being planned for the afternoon of Saturday August 21st. The subject is obvious: “Science and scientific meetings in time of crisis”.
Sunday August 22nd, we plan excursion(s).

About Sinaia

Sinaia is a well known Romanian resort located at 130 km North from Bucharest (about 110 km from the Henri Coanda International Airport) in the Carpathian mountains. There are good connections by car, bus and train from Bucharest (about 2 hours).
During the school, we shall also organize excursions and social events in order to create a nice atmosphere and to provide the participants with a flavour of Romanian landscape and culture. Sinaia is "the Pearl of the Carpathians", close to the geographical centre of the country, itself a prime tourist attraction and in close proximity to many first class natural and historical attractions of Romania. Extra activities, from visiting the Peles Castle with its beautiful art collection or the open-air folklore exhibit and market, to dinning and wining at restaurants with live Romanian and international music, to mountain climbing, are all available within walking distance, in Sinaia.
Visits to old Transylvanian cities, like Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara, or to the Bran castle ("Dracula's castle") and Poiana Brasov, are possible by car, bus or train.


By plane to BUCHAREST
You can reach the Bucharest-Otopeni airport (OTP) (“Henri Coanda” International Airport) by one of the numerous flights that connect the Romanian capital with the major Europeans airports. OTP is close to Bucharest and on the highway to Sinaia at ~100 km.

From Bucharest to SINAIA:
The best way to go to Sinaia from the airport is to catch a minibus in direction Sinaia, or Brasov. These minibuses start from the ground floor of the parking lot at the exit from the Arrival terminal. More information later.

By train
SINAIA is a major station on the main railway routes from West and Central Europe to Bucharest.
You can find the schedule for trains leaving Bucharest to Sinaia at

If you arrive at the Bucharest (Otopeni) airport and do not have an arrangement for bus/car to Sinaia, you can take a train to the "Bucuresti Gara de Nord" railway station, then the train until Sinaia (~125 km).

At the train station in Sinaia you can pick a taxi (1-2 Euro), or climb a flight of stairs from the station to the city level, then walk to your left for a few hundred meters to the hotel (which is going to be on your right).

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