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! 

The congress takes place at:

KU Leuven | ON2
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven, Belgium
Building number: 402-18

How to get to Leuven?

From Brussels airport to Leuven: You can take a direct train to Leuven, which takes approx. 15 minutes. From the Leuven train station you can then reach any hotel in the centre by foot. Additionally, taxis and buses are available if needed.

How to get to the congress venue?

Check out the following link which provides information on accessibility and parking options.
Impressions of the area can be found as well! → Access Guide to KU Leuven | ON2

Bus information can be found online here. A bus pass can be purchased at the train station or at kiosks in Leuven city centre, not in the bus. Taxi information can be found online here.

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

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.

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.

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 30th of May to 1st of June are official congress days. The congress venue is:

KU Leuven | ON2
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven, Belgium
Building number: 402-18

You are wondering how to reach the venue?
Check out the following link which provides information on accessibility and parking options.
Impressions of the area can be found as well! → Access Guide to KU Leuven | ON2

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

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:

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.

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

Place: De Hoorn

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 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.