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25th MARS Conference

Nov 26 2019
Nov 28 2019

The JRC, in collaboration with DG AGRI and the Czech Republic Paying Agency for Agriculture (SZIF), organises the 25th MARS Conference in Prague on 26, 27 and 28 November 2019.

The annual conference provides a platform to present and discuss Member States’ experiences and general observations regarding the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), including developments in shared management of EU farmers’ dossiers.

This year it will be the 25th edition and therefore agenda will take into account this milestone.

Addressing the challenges ahead requires that our community shares solutions and practices and that each paying agency recombines the components to accommodate its individual conditions and priorities.


We received numerous proposals for presentations,  pecha kucha talks, posters and marked stands.  As a result of this broad response, Tuesday afternoon is completely dedicated to the technical interaction via pecha kucha, poster or market stand.


Details on the pecha kucha, the posters and market stands will be published here soon.

Please note: the conference is held in English only.
There will be no translation service.


Registration is closed. All available places have been filled.
The JRC reserves the right to ensure that each Member State can send some technical experts.


A number of booths will be provided at the exhibitors’ expense. More info


Social Dimension

There are several events, kindly offered and organised by the co-host SZIF:

  • Tue 26/11 from 9h00 to 12h00: guided city tour of Prague.
  • Tue 26/11 at 19h00: informal dinner at the TOP hotel.
  • Wed 27/11 at 19h30: gala dinner at the Municipal House of Prague.
  • Fri 29/11 9h00 to 12h00: visit to the GSA (European Global navigation Satellite systems Agency) headquarters.

Venue & accommodation

Conference hall, accommodation and venue of the informal dinner are in the premises of the same hotel & congress centre:

TOP HOTEL Praha & Congress Centre

Blažimská 1781/4
149 00 Praha 4 - Chodov
Phone: +420 267 284 477,+420 267 284 302
Mobile: +420 602 297 046

Participants will enjoy a negotiated room rate by sending the form available in the registration module to both the hotel and the Czech co-host.  JRC is not involved in this booking process.

We recommend you to book the room in the TOP HOTEL Praha for the special prices guaranteed:

  • Single room executive/superior/1night: 1 600 CZK (circa 62 EUR)
  • Double room executive/superior/1 night: 1 800 CZK (circa 69 EUR)

Extra bed: 700 CZK (circa 27 EUR)

The prices include breakfast, all taxes and VAT of 15%.

For the hotel reservation please use the form you find on the registration website (see above) which should be sent both to the hotel and the SZIF.

Room reservations should be made by 25 October 2019 at the latest.

Reservations sent after the deadline will be confirmed upon availability and the special price cannot be guaranteed.

Payments by card are not accepted.

After sending the details, you will obtain pro-forma invoice.

Getting there

The venue is 1.5 hours (public transport) away from the airport.  A taxi can take 50 minutes. The JRC will not organise a shuttle bus service. More info