Final DE-PASS Event

DE-PASS Final Event

Date: October 14th – 15th, 2024
Palacký University, Olomouc,
Czech Republic

About DE-PASS Final Event

The DE-PASS Final Event will take place at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic on October 14th – 15th, 2024. All sessions for the final event will take place at the Fort Science, the interactive science centre of Palacký University Olomouc.  

DE-PASS members, Professors Jana Pelclová and Jan Dygrýn from the Faculty of Physical Culture at Palacký University, have graciously assisted the DE-PASS Core Group Board in coordinating and hosting this event. We extend our immense gratitude to them for their invaluable support.  

The DE-PASS final event in October 2024 will present State of the Art conclusions and workshops from each workgroup 2, 3 & 4. Workshops will correspond to specific Action deliverables.  In addition, the DE-PASS Management Committee Meeting will take place and a DE-PASS Legacy Discussion. 

There will be social activities suggested and organised for both evenings of the DE-PASS final event for those who wish to attend. 

Keynote presentations are as follows: 

There will be one-hour workshops on the following: 

Event Provisional Agenda

Monday 14th October
Tuesday 15th October
Wednesday 16th October
Keynote: Genetics and their role in Physical Activity Behaviours (PABs) (Prof Eco de Geus, VU).
Keynote: Policy Evaluation across Europe (Prof Marlene Silva, PDGH, LU)
Keynote: EMA/Time and context-based determinants of PABs. (Prof.Tomas Vetrovsky, CUNI)
Workshop: Best evidence knowledge translation to physical activity behaviour intervention & policy design
DEPASS WP 2 Conclusions: State-of-the-Art: Determinants of PABs.
DEPASS WP 4 Conclusions: State-of-the-Art: Harmonisation of PABs and Determinants Research
DEPASS WP 3 Conclusions State-of-the-Art: Measurement of Determinants of PABs
DEPASS Management Committee Meeting
Workshop: Harmonised data collection and data processing in youth and adult populations – GDPR, DEPASS data cleaning, management etc.
Workshop: Measuring physical activity behaviour determinant profiles using validated methodologies and best evidence
DEPASS Legacy & Discussion “DE-PASS Research Harmonisation Network”.
Social Evening
Social Evening
1. Self-Organised 2. Guided Walking Tour in City Centre
Evening (Buffet/Raut & Lab Tour) at the Faculty of Physical Culture, Campus Neredin


Olomouc boasts a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages and is home to numerous architectural gems, including the Holy Trinity Column, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city also offers a vibrant cultural scene, featuring numerous theatres, galleries, and museums. Situated in the heart of Europe, Olomouc provides easy access to other major cities and cultural destinations. With Prague, Vienna, Krakow, and Bratislava all within easy reach, Olomouc serves as a perfect base for exploring the region.

The final event will be held face-to-face at the Fort Science, the interactive science centre of Palacký University Olomouc.  The University Campus is located 3.5 kilometers from centre of Olomouc.

Travel - How to Get to Olomouc

From Prague Airport to Olomouc

1) At Prague Airport (Václav Havel International Airport), get a shuttle bus to take you to Prague Main Train Station (in Czech language it is “Hlavní nádraží”) – look for Airport Express. The ticket costs 100 CZK and you can buy it from the driver. It takes about 30-45 minutes to get from the airport to the train station.

The bus stop is only in front of the Arrivals’ terminal. You can also take a taxi but be aware that the price could be more than ten times higher than on the bus.

To get to Prague Main Train station, you can also take the 59 bus (Terminal 1/Terminal 2 – Veleslavín train station) and changing to metro Line A and in station Muzeum changing to metro Line C (exit at the main railway station – see the map below).

2) At the Main Railway Station, buy a train ticket to Olomouc (the journey should take about 2 hours 20 mins). 

We recommend a company called RegioJet (yellow trains) or LeoExpress (black trains), which are both cheap and comfortable but you can also go by any other train. Other options are České dráhy/Czech Railways.

The tickets for all trains are available online or at the ground floor of the Main Railway Station. The price of a trip from Vienna to Olomouc varies between 300 – 550 CZK.

From Vienna (AUT) Airport to Olomouc

1) There is a direct connection from Vienna International Airport to Olomouc. In this case it is again recommended to use RegioJet or Flixbus. The journey should take approximately 5 hours, the price is about 350 – 500 CZK. You can also travel via Brno or Ostrava by a combination of bus and train. The journey takes 3.5 – 5 hours.

From Prague Airport to Olomouc

Once you get off the train/bus in Olomouc (unless you want to go by a taxi) go outside the station where you will see lots of trams and buses. 

  • Buy a tram/bus ticket (costs 20 CZK) in one of the yellow ticket machines and take thetram number 1, 2, 4, 6 or 7 are going to the city centre where the hotels are located.
  • Please do not forget to mark your ticket once you get on the tram/bus in the small yellow boxes near the entrance, otherwise it is not valid!


Transport connections can be found through this website: or here:

We also recommend uploading IDOS application to your smartphones (from Google Play for androids and/or AppStore for iOS). It has a bus/train/local public transport schedules for the entire Czech Republic. For internet search, you can use

From Olomouc Main Train Station to the Faculty of Physical Culture

1) Tram 2 and 7 go directly to our campus. Get off at the final stop, Neředín, krematorium (do not mind the name, it has nothing to do with our faculty J ).

2) Continue a few metres uphill and you will be able to see the faculty buildings on the left side.


Hotels, Hostels, B&Bs or are the easiest ways to search for a nice accommodation in Olomouc.

As there are several trams and buses going regularly to the Faculty of Physical Culture, it is not a problem to stay in the beautiful historical centre of Olomouc (located approximately 3.5 kilometers from the campus).

Previous visitors to Palacký University Olomouc have stayed at the following accommodations: