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“Communicating European Research 2005” will be open to everyone interested in science communication. The conference will be organised in plenary and parallel session, with interpretation provided for several of them. On-line registration will be open from spring 2005 on. Admission will be subject to a registration fee.


Click to download the conference floor plan (PDF 188 KB)

The event will take place at the Brussels Exhibition Centre (Heysel). The venue is not far from the center of Brussels and is easily accessible by public transport (Metro Line 1A, Heysel station) and by car. Detailed information on itineraries is available on the Brussels Expo website.

The welcome cocktail will take place on Sunday, 13 November at 19h00 at the Belgian Comic Center, Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels (5 min. from the Central Station).

Hotel and accommodation

A number of hotel rooms have been blocked for participants in the conference.

To reserve, please visit the hotel registration website.


The working language of the conference is English. The European Commission's Joint Interpreting and Conference Service will provide simultaneous translation of the main sessions and the press briefings into German, French and English.

Meals and cocktails

Coffee breaks, lunches and cocktail receptions are free of charge for all delegates.
A welcome coffee will be served every morning in the foyer of the Auditorium 2000. Tea and coffee will also be served between sessions at several coffee corners close to the conference rooms and in the exhibition area.
Lunches will be served in the exhibition area, with a choice of three meals, including vegetarian.
On Monday at 18.00 you are invited to attend a performance of the ASIMO robot. This performance will be followed by a 'networking cocktail' in the exhibition area at 18.30. A cocktail will be offered by CORDIS at the CORDIS stand on Tuesday from 12.30 to 13.30. The conference will end on Tuesday at 17.30.

Information on site

The reception desk can provide you with any information concerning the conference and practical aspects. General information on European Research is available on the stand at the entrance of Hall 10 and you can of course address any query to one of the conference hostesses and stewards.

A message board is located in the registration area in Hall 10. The message board will display last-minute changes in the programme and may also be used by participants for networking purposes.

A ‘cyber-cafe’ is freely accessible, with 24 computers spread across the exhibition area.

Communication awards

Three communication prizes will award participant elected best speakers and best stand. A form included in the conference briefcase may be used by participants to communicate their choice.