1. Date and time:

Future EU Youth Strategy conference:
    • 3 May from 9.30 to 18.00 with dinner from 19.00 to 21.00
    • 4 May from 9.00 to 13.15 with lunch

Celebratory event with Change Makers

    • 4 May from 14.30 to 16.30
    • 4 May from 16.30 to 18.00: Cocktail reception

2. Venue:

  • Both conferences and celebratory event will take place at the:
    • Crowne Plaza Brussels Hotel – Le Palace
    • 3, Rue Gineste, 1140 Brussels

    • Located in the city centre of Brussels
    • Close to Rogier metro station
    • 0,4 km from North Train Station, 5 minutes by foot
    • 3 km from Midi Train Station (Thalys/Eurostar), 10 minutes by train or taxi.
    • 11 km from the National Airport (Zaventem - BRU), 20 minutes. by train or taxi

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3. Shuttles:

  • Shuttles will be organised from Brussels International Airport Zaventem to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and back. The conference shuttles will run from 16.00 to 21.00 on Tuesday 2 May, from 7.30 to 10.00 on Wednesday 3 May and from 16.30 to 20.00 on Thursday 4 May.

    A hostess/steward will welcome participants in the arrival hall.

    The shuttle schedule will be confirmed and circulated by the 27 April.


  • Please make sure that you do NOT forget your passport, and that you check if you need a visa for Belgium.

    Please also note that you are advised to take out your own insurance, as travel, medical or other insurance is not provided by the European Commission.

5. Young people under 18

  • If you are under 18 years old, you should be accompanied by an adult. Please mention clearly in the “Special needs” section of the registration form if you are under 18 and will be accompanied by an adult (youth worker/teacher/parent).

6. Representatives per organisation

  • Due to the expected level of interest and limited number of available spaces for the conference, only one person per organisation will be accepted for the event. Exceptions will only be made in duly justified cases (please specify in the “Special needs” section of the registration form).

7. Accommodation

  • Erasmus+National Agencies and Ministries representatives can book their accommodation at the HILTON BRUSSELS CITY , Place Rogier 20, 1210 Brussels, located next to the conference venue, (Crowne Plaza Brussels Hotel)

    There is a preferential rate of 139€ per night, including breakfast (+4,24€ City Tax), available through the following link.

    The conference will take place in the Rogier neighbourhood of Brussels, home to dozens of business hotels, international hotel chains and independent boutique hotels, ranging from 2 to 5 star.

    All participants will have to pay for their own extra services (telephone, mini bar, parking, etc.).

8. Pictures

  • By participating in this event, you consent to be photographed and filmed during the event itself by a professional working on behalf of the European Commission. Your registration implies that you authorise the European Commission to:

    • Use the photographs and videos bearing your image freely in all types of publications, television broadcasts or Internet communications, for informative or educational purposes only

    • Include and archive these photographs and videos in the European Union's online database, accessible to the public free of charge

9. Event language

  • English is the official language of the event. Interpretation services will be provided in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and German but only for the plenary sessions.

10. How to reach the venue

By train

    Nearest train station: Brussels North Station (EN)/Gare du Nord (FR)/Brussel-Noord (NL)

  • From Brussels International Airport, you can take a train to Brussels North station, which takes about 10 minutes. The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level -1).

  • From Brussels Midi station, you can take a train to Brussels North station.

  • From Brussels North station, you just have to walk 550m to the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

By metro

Nearest metro station: Rogier

  • Take metro line 2 or 6 (direction Elisabeth) from Brussels Midi station to Rogier.This takes about 15 minutes.

By taxi

  • From and to Brussels National Airport, the usual rate is around 35.00€, depending on the time of day and traffic.

By car

There are 3 car parks near the hotel, for which you have to pay:

  • Interparking Rogier (1)

  • Interparking Botanique Saint Jean (2)

  • Rogier Manhattan Parking (3)

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11. About Belgium and Brussels

You will find more information about Brussels using the following links:

12. Contact

Email: european-youth-week2017@onetecmail.be