The Luxembourg Ministry of Education, Children and Youth is delighted to host the third Global Education Industry Summit. This practical information guide will assist you during your stay in Luxembourg. We welcome you to Luxembourg and hope you enjoy our hospitality.
The early bird registration deadline ended on 25 July. However, registrations are still possible and welcome.
Participants are requested to complete the accreditation online.
The registration system can be accessed at the following address:
An access code will be sent by e-mail to each delegation.
In case of any changes in the delegation after the accreditation deadline, and for any questions or requests concerning registration, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting will take place at the European Convention Center Luxembourg – 4, place de l’Europe, L-1499 Luxembourg – located close to the city centre, 5 km from the train station and 8 km from the airport.
The facilities are fully accessible to persons with disabilities and assistance will be provided if needed.
For further information in relation to the ECCL, you can visit www.luxcongress.lu or consult the map below:
A number of rooms have been provisionally booked in 5 hotels. Allocation of the rooms by the hotel managements will be on a first come first served basis.
The early bird registration deadline with preferential hotel rates ended on 25 July, but a number of rooms remain available until 14 August 2017.
You are kindly requested to book your own room by filling in the appropriate form and by transmitting it to the hotel of your choice.
All delegates are cordially invited to the official gala dinner on 25 September at Cercle Cité Luxembourg, located in the city centre.
Shuttle services from the hotels to the dinner venue and back will be provided. Details about the timing of the buses will be confirmed closer to the date.
Dietary restrictions can be confirmed via the accreditation system.
All participants are invited to a guided tour of the contemporary art museum MUDAM (“Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean”) or the “Musée Dräi Eechelen” (Fortress Museum) on the evening of 24 September. All participants are also invited to a welcome reception after the museum visits. The reception will be held at the MUDAM.
The contemporary art museum MUDAM was designed by the famous architect Ieoh Ming Pei. It is located in the vicinity of the European Conference Center Luxembourg and the Fortress Museum (“Musée Dräi Eechelen”) and extends along the outlines of the former fortress walls. The museum focuses on contemporary art and its permanent collection includes works by hundreds of artists, including: Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Julian Schnabel, Thomas Struth, and Daniel Buren.
The Musée Dräi Eechelen is located next to the Museum of Modern Art. It informs the visitor about the Fortress of Luxembourg, its history and identities. The Fortress of Luxembourg was, due to its strategic position, from the 16th century until 1867, when it was dismantled, one of the strongest fortified places in Europe. Reinforced many times, whenever ownership passed from one major European power to the next (Holy Roman Empire, the House of Burgundy, the Habsbourgs, the kings of Spain, the kings of France and eventually the Prussians), its fortifications came to be a real 'Gibraltar of the North'. The fortifications covered a total of 180 hectares (444 acres).
Transportation to the cultural programme will be arranged by the host country.
Participants should confirm their attendance at the cultural programme and indicate their choice of the visit through the accreditation system.
Transportation to and from the airport is provided if you need it and if you mention it when registering.
Transportation between the selected hotels and the cultural programme, the conference venue as well as the official dinner venue will be provided for all the participants.
Luxembourg Airport (LUX) is situated just 9 km from the City Centre and from the “European Quarter” Kirchberg.
Taxi services are available 24 hours a day and are located outside the arrivals area at Luxembourg Airport.
Average fee of a taxi fare (approximate prices): Airport to Kirchberg: 30 €, Airport to City Centre: 35 €.
Bus and train tickets cost 2 € and are valid for 2 hours
Bus No 16 connects the airport to the European Convention Center (Bus stop Philharmonie/MUDAM), as well as the City Centre and the Railway Station. It runs every 10 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 20-30 minutes on evenings and weekends.
Tickets may be purchased at automatic machines situated next to most bus stops or through the mobile app “mobiliteit.lu”.
Information and bus and train schedules can be requested here:
Mobilitéitszentral: www.mobiliteit.lu / Call Centre: (+352) 2465 2465
CFL (International Trains): www.cfl.lu / Call Centre: (+352) 2489 2489
From Belgium: Entry into Luxembourg. Continue along: E25/A6 and head towards Luxembourg. Take the exit 4 towards: Strassen / Luxembourg-Centre. Turn left, continue along N6 and head towards: Luxembourg-Centre. Turn right onto N51 / Place de l’Etoile. Continue to follow N51. Turn left onto CR 211B/Place Winston Churchill. Turn left onto CR 211/Boulevard Joseph II. Continue to follow Boulevard Joseph II. Stay straight to go onto N51/Boulevard de la Foire. Keep left at the fork to go on N51. Keep right at the fork to go on N51 / Avenue John F. Kennedy. Keep right at the fork to go on John F. Kennedy.
From France: Entry Luxembourg. Continue along A31/E25 and head towards Luxembourg. Take the A3 exit towards Aéroport / Trier / Ettelbrück / Echternach. Take the A1 exit, Exit 8 towards Plateau de Kirchberg Foire-Messe. Follow towards Luxembourg-Centre. Quartier Européen Sud, keep left and drive through the tunnel. Stay on N51/ Avenue John F. Kennedy. Drive until the entrance of the parking Pl. de l’Europe.
From Germany: Enter Luxembourg. Continue on A1 towards Luxembourg. Exit 8 towards Luxembourg Centre. Follow towards Plateau de Kirchberg / Luxembourg-Centre. Follow towards Luxembourg-Centre. Quartier Européen Sud, keep left and drive through the tunnel. Stay on N51/ Avenue John F. Kennedy. Drive until the entrance of the parking Pl. de l’Europe.
Arrival at Luxembourg central station. The station is about 5 km from the meeting venues. For detailed train timetables, please consult the CFL website. Information on train schedules can be requested here: CFL (International Trains): www.cfl.lu / Call Centre: (+352) 2489 2489
A high speed train is operating between France and Luxembourg (2 hours from Paris to Luxembourg). Information on train schedules can be requested here:
Call Centre CFL (International Trains): (+352) 2489 2489
Languages: Luxembourgish is the national language of Luxembourg. Luxembourgish, French and German are the administrative languages. Most of the population of Luxembourg is fluent in English.
Emergency numbers: Police: 113 / Fire or Medical Service: 112.
International dial code for Luxembourg: +352
Currency: The currency of Luxembourg is the Euro.
Credit cards: All major credit cards are generally accepted everywhere.
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places.
Shop opening hours: Most shops in Luxembourg-City close at 18:00.
For general queries pertaining to organisational matters of this meeting, please contact:
Mr Mike Engel, GEIS2017@men.lu / by phone: (+352) 247-85195
We look forward to seeing you in Luxembourg!