Joining the SIETAR Europa Congress in Leuven and would like to plan your trip?

We are here to help!


The SIETAR Europa Congress is always an incredible intercultural gathering with great opportunities for learning from leading figures in the intercultural and related fields and exchanging views on key themes – as well as having fun and socialising with interculturalists from all over the world. This year’s event promises to be no exception! 


Here you will find an overview of what our Congress Organising Team offers you for the 2019 congress:

Buddy Connection Program

Are you planning your congress trip to Belgium and would like the opportunity to share it with someone else? Make sure to look at the SIETAR Buddy Connection Program on connection opportunities we offer you with other participants.

Trips around Belgium

Make the most out of your congress trip and explore Belgium with our traveling tours. You can choose from Belgium First World War tour or explore different cities. Make sure to check our tour packages here.

Pre- and Post-Congress workshops

From Monday, 27th of May until Wednesday, 29th of May as well as on Sunday, the 2nd of June 2019 we offer you additional training opportunities with our Pre- and Post-Congress workshops. Information can be found here

Official congress days

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 30th of May to 1st of June are official congress days. More information on how to reach the venue will follow soon!


We invite you to explore different accommodation options at Visit Leuven.

Bike rental

Leuven is a small cozy and bike friendly town. We highly recommend you rent a bike to come around the city. You can rent bikes in Leuven here.

Additionally, we are happy to announce more information on the Welcome Reception as well as the Gala Dinner:

Welcome Reception

When: Wednesday, 29th of May 2019 | Length: 15.00-18.00

Max. amount of participants: 200*

Place: Leuven City Hall

Key-Note Speaker: Mohamed Ridouani

The Welcome Reception will be held at the beautiful City Hall of Leuven. It will start with a warm welcome speech by the SIETAR Europa President and will be associated by the Mayer of Leuven Mohamed Ridouani , who will honour us with a keynote speech of leading a city as a third culture kid.

It will be followed with an informal and relaxed atmosphere giving you the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

* Light food and refreshments will be served. All participants are invited to attend but due to limited capacity of venue the first 200 people. First come first served rule applies.

If you are interested to join the Welcome Reception, please register here.

Gala Dinner

When: Friday 31st of May 2019 | Start: 20.00

Place: Leuven City Hall 

The Gala Dinner is traditionally a highlight in the social programme of the SIETAR Europa Congress and provides an opportunity for the participants to relax and enjoy meeting outside the day programme. The Congress Dinner will be hosted in the beautiful venue of Salons Georges. 

The Gala Dinner fee of 50,00 Euro covers a buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes as well as drinks for the evening.

Get a glance of our previous congress Gala Dinner here.

We invite you again to continue our tradition of participating with your traditional costumes. You can book the Gala Dinner here.