Venue, travel and accommodation information

Workshop venue: The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe

Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. In order to find the main entrance please walk down Janseniusstraat. The picture above shows the main entrance of the institute.

EWEA Wind Power Forecasting 2015 technology workshop will take place on 1 & 2 October 2015 at The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, the hub for Centres of Irish Studies across Europe and the Institute which enjoys a close working relationship with KU Leuven, one of the world’s leading universities.

The institute is located in the center of Leuven, walking distance from the railway station (25 minutes), connected with Brussels international airport with a 20 minutes direct train.

Getting there

Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe
3000 Leuven, Belgium

Tel: + 32 16 310 430   email: [email protected]

From the Brussels International Airport
The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1).
The train to Leuven runs twice an hour. Approximate travel time is 15 minutes. Information on the schedules of all Belgian and international train services can be found on the Belgian Railways website (Enter BRUSSELS AIRPORT as departure station or destination):
Belgian railways website

From Brussels Charleroi Airport
Brussels Charleroi South airport is one hours’ drive from Leuven. If you land here, you can take the bus to Charleroi railway station (TEC bus) and take a train from there to Leuven. You can buy the train ticket directly from the ticket machines outside the Terminal, near door 2. The train ticket to Leuven will be valid both for the TEC bus that will take you from the airport to the train station and for the train to Leuven.

From Leuven railways station to the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe

Take bus number 1 direction Heverlee (Leaves every 15 minutes, in rush hour every 8 minutes), get off at Sint Michielskerk (5 stops) and walk down Sint Antoniusberg hill and you will arrive on Peter Damiaanplein. On the left corner is the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe (Address: Janseniusstraat1).

Walking distance from Leuven Railways Station is roughly 20 minutes.

Coming by Car

There are a few parking spaces pre-booked for workshop participants at the Institute, and some car parks nearby.


Some bedrooms are available for EWEA workshop participants within The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe at affordable prices (single, twin or triple rooms). Availability is limited and will be at first comes first served basis.

To Book, fill in the form and send it to Wim Truyers,  Commercial Manager: [email protected]

Tel: + 32 16 310 430