Practical information

Visa requirements

To check whether you will require a visa for your visit to Belgium, please go to


If you are travelling to Belgium by plane, you will in all likelihood arrive in Brussels Airport ( The airport is approximately 65 kilometers from Ghent. Taxing a taxi from the airport to Ghent will set you back around €120.

There is a regular train service between the airport and Ghent city (station Gent Sint-Pieters/ Gand Saint-Pierre). The journey takes about one hour and currently costs € 15.60 for a single journey (second class). To plan your trip, go to

Smartphone users can install the SNCB/NMBS app (Android or iOS) to plan their trip and buy train tickets.

Suggested hotels

Contact for a list of suggested hotels with special rates for participants.

Getting around in Ghent

Ghent is a relatively small city with a compact and beautiful historical center, making it easy to explore on foot. For tourist information, go to

The easiest way to get from the central train station Gent Sint-Pieters to the city center is taking tram number 1 (direction Evergem or Wondelgem) which stops outside of main entrance of the station building. It will take you to the conference venue in about 10 to 15 minutes (get off at the stop “Korenmarkt”). A ticket for a single journey costs €3.00 (buy your ticket at the vending machines before boarding).

For more information, go to:

Conference venue

“De Abt”: Lange Kruisstraat 4, 9000 Gent (

The conference venue is located above a restaurant which is just a short walk from the tram stop “Korenmarkt”  (use Google Maps

All coffee breaks will be held at the bar on the ground floor.

Conference and membership fees

Conference Registration Fee

  • EACP members: scholars: €60, students: €20.
  • Non-members: scholars: €80, students: €30.

Please note that the fee has to be paid in cash at the registration desk on the first day of the conference.

EACP membership

EACP membership fee is €20 per year for individual members. Reduced rate (for student members) is € 10 per year. You can register for membership at the registration desk.