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EUI Christmas Closure

Posted on 18 December 2017

The EUI and the Library will be closed for the Christmas Break from Friday 22 December to Wednesday 3 January 2018 inclusive.

During the closure EUI members will be able to access all EUI buildings and internal car parks using their EUI ID card.

Please note: the Villa Schifanoia Campus, due to scheduled renovation works on the network system, will be closed and inaccessible during the closure and also on 4 and 5 January.

The Upper Cloister (28 working spaces equipped with 12 PCs), the Refectory (40 working spaces with Wifi Connection) and the canteen area of the Badia (Wi-Fi connection available) will be available to all EUI researchers: cleaning services will be guaranteed in these spaces and in the nearby facilities only. Heating systems will be operational only in these areas (7-23) and a vending machine for hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available in the Bank corridor.

In all other buildings the heating will be kept at a minimal level to ensure that the temperature remains above freezing, and all janitorial services will be suspended.  

Access to the Badia Fiesolana will be possible via the pedestrian entrance in the Church square, via Villa Sanfelice, via the pedestrian gate of the connecting road between Villa Schifanoia and the Badia, and via the gate of the Badia Fiesolana car park.

Detailed maps with highlighted access points to the various EUI buildings during the closure are available at the following links:

For security reasons the Real Estate and Facilities Service reminds users to close the external shutters of windows before they leave for the break. Furthermore, the Institute will not provide assistance for watering office plants, so individuals should make their own provisions accordingly.

The ICT Service would like to inform users that during the closure all systems relating to the web, internet, VPN and home directories will be monitored. The webmail service will be always reachable from this link: http://portal.office365.com

The multi-function printer in the Upper Cloister will be monitored remotely and technicians will intervene in case of blocking situations.

Tickets opened on the EUI Helpdesk will not be treated during the closure, they will be assigned and processed only at the reopening of the Institute on 4 January.

Concerning urgencies or safety and security matters, security personnel are present in the control room at the Badia Fiesolana 24/7 and can be reached on the internal extension 2999, via the external number 055 4685-999  or by email to eui.control.room@eui.eu. They are responsible for contacting relevant technical assistance or EUI staff for any action that is deemed necessary.

For further information, please refer to the EUI Access Policy.