The 48th TF-CSIRT meeting will be held on 12th & 13th May 2016 in Riga, Latvia. The meeting will be hosted by CERT.LV at the Albert Hotel. The meeting is co-located with ENISA 11th annual workshop ‘CSIRTs in Europe’, held on 10th and 11th May 2016 and “Train-the-trainer: how to become a better trainer and presenter” on11th May (10:00 – 17:00), led by Don Stikvoort (TRANSITS head tutor) and Irina Mikhailava (GÉANT).


Albert Hotel,
(Upper floor)
Dzirnavu iela 33,
LV-1010, Riga Latvia

Social events

The host of this meeting CERT.LV will invite the participants to participate in various social activities on Wednesday (11 May) evening and a dinner on Thursday (12 May). More information will follow.


Special rates have been agreed with the conference hotel:

    • ALBERT HOTEL****:
      LOCATION: TF-CSIRT meetings will take place in this hotel. CERT.LV offices – walking distance (1,5km)
      PRICES: Standard Single 66 EUR, Standard Double 72 EUR
      BOOKING: Booking is possible via e-mail. For reservation fill out the Reservation request form and send it to For registration please provide the booking code: “TF-CSIRT_Riga”
      Please note that hotel rooms are only guaranteed if the booking is made before 15 April 2016.

Other recommended hotels without special rates for the meeting:

Getting there

From the airport:

      • By taxi: (10km, 15-40 mins, depending on traffic) cost around 10-15EUR. Taxi fares are displayed on the passenger side door of each taxi cab.
      • By Bus: No. 22 or minibus No. 222
No.22 Airport – Abrenes street No.222 Airport – Central station
Route Riga Airport – City Centre – Riga Airport
Price From 1.15 EUR From 1.15 EUR
Frequency Every 10-30 min Every 15-30 min
Trip length* ~30 min ~20 min

*Trips during peak hours (in Riga: 8-10AM and 5-7PM) will take slightly longer.

The bus stop is located opposite the terminal to the right (upon exiting the airport), behind the short-term car park (P1). You will also find the ticket vending machine there (both cash and payment cards are accepted). If you are going back to the airport, the bus will drop you off by the main entrance of the terminal.
There are different bus ticket types available. They are called “E-talons” (or “E-ticket”). Tickets can be purchased at press kiosks/shops, ticket vending machines and from the bus driver.
Single ticket (1 trip) costs 1.15 Eur (2.00 Eur if bought on the bus). Do not forget to validate your E-ticket.
Get out in station is named Autoosta. It is recognizable by shopping mall “Stockmann” near the stop. Then take a walk from the city center to Alberta hotel.

Public transport timetables are available here. 

About Riga

For more useful information about Riga city please check this website.