The conference will be held in the House of Scientists - one of the most luxurious buildings in Lviv, a fine example of neo-baroque. The premises were built during 1897-1898 in the style of palace architecture of Central European Baroque. The project was led by Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. Since 1948, the Lviv House of Scientists has been operating here, which is associated with many events in the scientific, socio-political and creative life of Lviv.

Lviv is the largest city in western Ukraine and the seventh-largest city in the country overall, with a population of around 728,350 as of 2016. Lviv is one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine.

Mysterious and architecturally lovely, this Unesco-listed city is the country’s least Soviet and exudes the same authentic Central European charm as pre-tourism Prague or Kraków once did. Its quaint cobbles, bean-perfumed coffeehouses and rattling trams are a continent away from the Soviet brutalism of the east. It’s also a place where the candle of Ukrainian national identity burns brightest