CONTACT SEMINAR: STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS ON WORK BASED LEARNING IN INITIAL AND CONTINUOUS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Welcome to Leuven

We are pleased to welcome you to our contact seminar in Leuven.

Leuven, at about 25 kilometres from Brussels, is home to the KU Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university still in existence. The city is also known for being the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer and one of the five largest consumer-goods companies in the world. A large student population and a thriving beer culture are combined at the Oude Markt: this square in the old town is called the longest bar in the world!

For more information on Leuven, please go to visitleuven.be

On this webpage you can find all the further details on our contactseminar, including practical information on the venue. We will update this page in the buildup to the seminar, so stay tuned!

We look forward to welcoming you all in Leuven.

The Epos team

Programme

Draft programme, further details shall be published on this page in the near future.

  • Monday 16.10 - start of the seminar at 15:00 h - plenary session: introduction, getting to know each other
  • Tuesday 17.10 - project development in small working groups
  • Wednesday 18.10 - project development in small working groups - cultural activity – closing dinner
  • Thursday 19.10 - departure

Venue

The Contactseminar will take place at Park Inn by Radisson Leuven. The hotel is located near the main train station. Consequently it can easily be reached by train or public transport.

The full address:
Martelarenlaan 36, 3010 Leuven

Room for Sunday?

You might already be coming to Belgium on Sunday 15th October. If you want us to book an additional room in ParkInn Leuven, you can indicate this on the registration form. Epos will NOT cover this additional cost of €131 (breakfast included). There is an additional city tax of € 1.06. You will have to pay these costs directly to the hotel.

You could also book yourself a room through a booking site which may quote a lower price. Next door to ParkInn Leuven you can find the Ibis budget Leuven Hotel.

By train from Brussels Airport to Leuven

There is a train every +- 20 minutes from the train station of Brussels airport towards Leuven. For more information visit the website belgianrail.be.

From Charleroi Airport to Leuven

You will have to take a shuttle bus or other transport towards Brussels-South (train station). From Brussels-South there are plenty of trains toward Leuven.

For more information and reservation on the shuttle bus: click here.

For more information regarding trains from Brussels to Leuven visit: belgianrail.be.

At Leuven train station an elevator is going from each platform (level 0) to the pedestrian bridge crossing the station (level +1). When coming out of the elevator, turn left – direction Kessel-Lo. At the end of the pedestrian bridge you will see Park Inn by Radisson Leuven on your left side.

If you come by car:

The Park Inn by Radisson does not provide private parking. However, there is a public underground parking under the hotel (700 places). Keep an eye out for parking marked as “P1-Station” as you approach the Martelarenlaan. You will pay €20.00 for 24h and €2.00 per hour. In the weekend you will pay €5.00 for 24h and €1.00 per hour.

Background documents on work based learning

Coming soon

Background documents on strategic partnerships

Coming soon

Registration form

You can download the form here (.docx).

Please send the registration form together with a picture of you (we would like to use it for the compendium) at the latest on 8th September to marc.devlieger@epos-vlaanderen.be

Compendium with participants’ profiles and project ideas

Your input delivered in the registration form will be published in a compendium for useage during and preparation of the contact seminar. You can find it below in attachment.

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