Practical information

Participation to the event on site and online is upon invitation only.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for plenary sessions in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish. Breakout sessions will be interpreted in English and French.

All sessions will also be streamed live and available as video-on-demand in English after the event.

SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre
Cube - Glass Entrance
Mont des Arts/Kunstberg
1000 Brussels
Access information

The organisers have negotiated rates with hotels in Brussels close to the venue. The online booking form is available here

There is a train service from Brussels Airport to Brussels Central Station, which is only three minutes walk to SQUARE.
The ride takes approximately 20 minutes.
The airport’s train station is located directly under the departures and arrivals halls, at level -1. The platform is easily reached by lift or escalator.
In order to avoid the queues, you can purchase your ticket in advance on the website of the Belgian National Railways.
All main tram, bus, metro and train lines converge; for timetables and frequency, please click here.
You can rent bicycles throughout Brussels using the "Villo" service, with many stations to collect and drop off your rental bicycle. There are two stations within 2 minutes walk from SQUARE. Visit the Villo website for more details.

A one-way taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Brussels costs around 45 euros.
You can order a taxi 24/7 by calling the following number +32 (0)2 349 49 49.
More information on Brussels can be found on Visit Brussels website

There are two public car parks with over 1700 parking spaces. Parking Albertine is the closest car park and is situated underneath SQUARE with direct access to the venue from the inside. Both car parks are accessible 24H and both have recharging facilities for electric cars.

You are responsible for taking the necessary steps to obtain if required, a visa for the entry in Belgium, and/or a visa for the country/countries of transit on the way to/from Brussels, Belgium. If necessary, a certificate aiming to facilitate the transit formalities will be issued. Such a request is to be addressed by e-mail to: indicating your date of birth and nationality, passport number, its date of expiration and issuing authority.

In order to guarantee your admission in Belgium, please make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months after the event.

The European Commission is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. By registering to the event, you confirm that you have read the privacy statement and you agree to the collection and processing of your personal data for the purposes of the event as described in the privacy statement available here.

Live web-streaming and audio-visual recording at the forum of the speakers, organisers and participants, as well as photographs of the speakers and panoramic photographs of participants and organisers will be taken and published in the context of the 8th Cohesion Forum on the website dedicated to Forum. The audience or non-speaker participants are not photographed individually or in groups. They may however appear in panoramic photographs of the whole event.

For further questions related to practical information, please contact the event secretariat:
Delphine Colombo - TEAMWORK

For information on content, please contact the organisers from DG REGIO: