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Venue

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Charlemagne Building

Rue de la Loi 170

1049 Brussels

Conference room: "GASP: Alcide de Gasperi (S3)" on Level 2

 

ACCESSING THE BUILDING: DOCUMENTATION, SECURITY, OTHER

It is mandatory that all visitors who are not in possession of an access card issued by the European Commission register in advance of the conference. (Visitors working for another European Institution may enter using their own access card, but must go through visitor security controls where these are in place).

 

Due to new security measures at the European Commission facility, all attendees must provide the following information prior to accessing the facility. 

  • Date of birth
  • Identity document number (Passport or ID card)
  • Identity document validity date
  • Nationality

This information is required to access the European Commission facility.  No one will be allowed in the building without providing this information.  If you were unable to add this information at the time of your registration, please send everything along to OASIS staff or call our office directly at +1 781-425-5073 (ext 204) with the appropriate details.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  5 September

 

Onsite Security Procedures -- you should be aware of...

The conference registration desk will open at 8:00 AM on Thursday, 8 September.  All participants should plan to arrive between 8:00-8:30 to be sure they have enough time to go through the two security areas prior to accessing the conference room.

 

The first security check will be done at the entrance door of the building.  Participants need to show a copy of the official conference invitation and e-pass, along with a valid photo ID card or passport.  An additional copy of your official conference invitation will be emailed to you this week. A copy of your European Commission e-pass will follow once they've received all the required information. 

 

All luggage will be scanned and checked.  This is a time consuming process, so you are encouraged to leave any and all luggage at your hotel, if possible.

Please also note:  There is no storage for luggage onsite.

 

Once through the first security check, please proceed to the Borderless Cyber Europe registration desk to pick up your badge and associated materials.  After picking up your badge, please proceed to the second security gate, which will require you to show your ID card or passport and conference badge. 

 

After this second security gate, you can take the escalator to the 2nd floor, where coffee will be served outside the conference room.

Special note:  The data collected within the framework of access control to Commission buildings is handled in accordance with Regulation (EC) n° 45/2001 of the EP and of the Council on the protection of personal data. Information on the handling of this data is available at the desk of each building as well as from the Guard Service of the Directorate Security (DS). This register or the data collected for the purpose of completing the register, cannot be kept by the DS/Guard Service for more than 6 months after the expiration of the right of entry (or its extension).

 

HOW TO REACH THE CHARLEMAGNE BUILDING

 

From Brussels Airport (BRU)

  • By Bus:  Take the Airport Line and get off at “Schuman”. The Airport Line is a 30‐minute express service between Brussels Airport and the European district. From Monday to Friday till 8 pm the Airport Line is operated as an express service under number “12” and only serves the major stops. On weekdays after 8 pm, on week‐ends and holidays, the Airport Line is operated as a regular service with number “21”, serving all stops. The bus station is located on level 0 and the Airport Line departs from platform “C”. Price for one journey: advance purchase € 4,50 (vending machine) or € 6,00 from the bus driver. Vending machines are available both at Brussels Airport and Schuman, where the Airport Line bus departs. Link here for more information.  The closest stop to the Charlemagne building is Schuman. To get to the Charlemagne building, walk along Rue de la Loi (Wetstraat) and you will find it on the right-hand side.
  • By Taxi:  Licensed taxis are permanently available in front of the arrivals hall. The trip from the airport to the Charlemagne building takes around 30 minutes (depending on traffic) and the fare is normally around € 45.

 

From Brussels Midi Station (Gare du Midi/Zuidstation) arrival terminal for Thalys and Eurostar

  • By metro (STIB):  At the Gare du Midi take the underground (Metro 2 or 6) in the direction of Simonis (Elisabeth) and stop and change at Arts-Loi/Kunst Wet (6 stops). From there you can take metro lines 1 to “Stockel” or 5 to “Herrmann‐Debroux”, and stop at “Schuman” (2 stops). From Schuman, walk along Rue de la Loi (Wetstraat). The Charlemagne building is on the right-hand side. Single one‐way journey fare: € 2,10.
  • By taxi

Licensed taxis are permanently available outside the Station. These can be recognized by the black and yellow emblem. The trip from Gare du Midi to the Charlemagne building takes around 20 minutes (depending on traffic) and the fare is normally around € 20.

 

From Brussels Central Station (Gare Centrale)

  • By metro (STIB):  At the Gare Centrale take the metro lines 1 to “Stockel” or 5 to “Herrmann‐Debroux”, and stop at “Schuman” (4 stops). From Schuman, walk along Rue de la Loi (Wetstraat). The Charlemagne building is on the right-hand side.  Single one‐way journey fare: € 2,10.