18-19 JUNE 2019 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

The European Development Days 2019 (EDD 2019) will take place on 18-19 June 2019 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium.

Practical Information

The European Development Days 2019 (EDD 2019) will take place on 18-19 June 2019 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium.

Practical Information

Practical Information

The European Development Days 2019 (EDD 2019) will take place on 18-19 June 2019 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium.

QR code

Following confirmation of your participation, you will receive a personalised QR code below. Both your ID/passport and QR code are mandatory to collect your badge at the venue. There is no need to print your QR code; it can be scanned from a smartphone, tablet or laptop screen to avoid paper waste. You will need this QR code to collect your badge that will allow you to enter the EDD premises.

Collecting your badge

To avoid queues at the venue, we recommend you collect your badge at the External Cooperation Infopoint (Rue de la Loi 43, 1000 Brussels) from 11 and 14 June between 09:00 to 18:00. You can also collect your badge on 17, 18 and 19 June at the accreditation centre at the venue at Tour &Taxis).
Reminder: You must bring both your ID/passport that you have used for your registration and QR code.

 

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Location map

Location map

Location map

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Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Parking

A large guarded car park is available at the venue for EUR 5.00 per day.

Taxi

Taxis Bleus
www.taxisbleus.be
Tel.: +32 2 268 00 00

Taxis Verts
www.taxisverts.be
Tel.: +32 349 49 49

Public Transport and Shuttle

The closest metro station is Yser.
Free shuttles will run every 15 minutes between Yser (Quai de Willebroek) and Tour & Taxis.
On 18 June: from 7:30 (first shuttle from Yser) until 20:00 (last shuttle from Tour & Taxis)
On 19 June: from 7:30 (first shuttle from Yser) until 19:00 (last shuttle from Tour & Taxis)

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Venue map

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Staff at Info Desk, welcoming staff and Security staff will be well-trained to be able to respond to any queries.

Accessibility

Staff at Info Desk, welcoming staff and Security staff will be well-trained to be able to respond to any queries.

Accessibility

Accessibility

Staff at Info Desk, welcoming staff and Security staff will be well-trained to be able to respond to any queries.

Before the event

We require every single person with reduced mobility or with any kind of disabilities to notify it when they register online before the event takes place by sending an email to registration@eudevdays.eu

Parking

Parking spots will be especially reserved for persons with reduced mobility on the Tour & Taxis site: Avenue du Port 88, 1000 Brussels. As soon as you arrive, make sure to request a place with the stewards in order to park near the entrance.

Entrance & access

For participants with reduced mobility the access will be Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels.

-  If you have not picked up your badge before (we strongly recommend a pick-up in advance at the External Cooperation Infopoint (Rue de la Loi 43, 1000 Brussels):

You will have to go through the accreditation area located in the basement. A steward will guide you all the way down, take you back up and show you to the lift which will bring you directly inside the venue. 

If you already have your badge:

You will go directly to the lift to be taken upstairs.

Inside the venue

Within the EDD venue, corridors are wide and everything is equal-footing; it allows easy and smooth movement.

Ramps are provided to access the Food Trucks. 

Adapted toilets are provided in Sheds 2 bis and 3 bis.    

Sign language will be displayed during the Auditoria sessions. 

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Brussels Booking Desk is the official accommodation company associated with “EDD 2019”.
Reservations can be made online, with instant booking confirmation through this reservation link.

Accommodation

Brussels Booking Desk is the official accommodation company associated with “EDD 2019”.
Reservations can be made online, with instant booking confirmation through this reservation link.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Brussels Booking Desk is the official accommodation company associated with “EDD 2019”.
Reservations can be made online, with instant booking confirmation through this reservation link.

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Tour & Taxis offers a range of spaces and facilities perfectly suited to the needs of the European Development Days. Auditoria and lab rooms will play host to debates, discussions, presentations and brainstorming sessions. For networking purposes, there are large and small meeting rooms as well as a professional fair.

Facilities

Tour & Taxis offers a range of spaces and facilities perfectly suited to the needs of the European Development Days. Auditoria and lab rooms will play host to debates, discussions, presentations and brainstorming sessions. For networking purposes, there are large and small meeting rooms as well as a professional fair.

Facilities

Facilities

Tour & Taxis offers a range of spaces and facilities perfectly suited to the needs of the European Development Days. Auditoria and lab rooms will play host to debates, discussions, presentations and brainstorming sessions. For networking purposes, there are large and small meeting rooms as well as a professional fair.

Auditorium

Auditorium

3 auditoria will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology including interpretation booths. An integrated interactive system in order to foster debates between panellists, on-site participants and virtual audiences following the discussions via social media. Each auditorium has a capacity of 542 people.

Lab debate rooms

12 lab rooms, with a capacity of 70 people per room for Projects and 40 people for Brainstorming. The lab rooms will foster a more intimate atmosphere for creative brainstorming sessions or more direct and spontaneous exchanges on best practices, lessons learnt, evidence-based analysis and outcomes. Lab sessions will take without interpretation. Graphic support will be provided for brainstorming sessions.

Meeting rooms

3 large meeting rooms are available, with a capacity of 36 people each . Equipped with a screen and a projector, these spaces will host closed meetings, presentations, breakfasts or lunches to facilitate networking opportunities.. 4 smaller rooms, with space for up to 12 people per room, offer a more intimate space for networking opportunities and short meetings among forum participants.

Press Conference room

The media centre, with the press conference room and the press studio, will be the focal point for journalists, bloggers and social media staff.

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Services

Services

Services

Broadcasting

Broadcasting

The European Development Days aim to reach out to the wider development community that cannot come to the forum in Brussels. A replay of the auditorium sessions is available online, on each individual session page.

Wifi on site

Wireless access is available to EDD participants on-site to use the EDD App. Limited internet wi-fi is available for participants free of charge.

Catering

Participants can purchase lunch between 12.00 and 14.00 from the Food Trucks Village, in the catering area. Different food trucks offer a varied choice of dishes and refreshments. Water fountains and coffee corners are available in the public lounge.

Interpretation

During the forum, the European Commission's interpretation services (SCIC) provide simultaneous interpretation in English and French in auditoria as well as in the press conference room. An interpretation in sign language is also available in auditoria. Delegations cannot provide their own interpreter.

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