Brussels the Capital of Europe - the recent enlargement of the European Union has made Brussels even more the place to meet in Europe. Its strategic position, so easy to reach, and concentration of facilities and services make Europe’s beautiful capital city an ideal choice for international meetings.

The heart of Brussels is the Grand Place (Grote Markt). This historic market square with its splendid guild houses and the impressive Gothic beauty of the Town Hall is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe.
The variety and contrast of its different architectural styles, its Atomium, its Manneken-Pis, its beers, its waffles and its chocolates make this relaxed and comfortable capital definitely a place to visit.

Grande Place


The conference will take place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) – the Flemish University situated in Brussels. This young and dynamic University, which has well established cooperations with industry for research, leading to a range of high quality spin-offs, offers an ideal environment for knowledge transfer between research and industry.

On its lively Etterbeek Campus the activities take place in numerous auditoriums and labs. It is located on the territory of Brussels centrally located borough Ixelles/Elsene, not far from European Institutions and the Historic City Center.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene – Brussels

ENC 2007 will take place in Auditorium Q A-B-C-D of the VUB.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Campus Etterbeek

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The VUB is located in the middle of a traffic cross-road and easily accessible by private car and public transport.

Tram and Bus

  • Tram 23 (direction Churchill) rides alongside the Campus (station ‘Railway Station Etterbeek)

  • Tram 90 (direction Rogier) rides alongside the Campus (station ‘Railway Station Etterbeek)

  • Tram 24 (Schaarbeek- Etterbeek-Boondal)

  • Bus 34 via (Chaussee de Wavre/Waverse Steenweg)

  • Bus 71 direction Delta which stops at ‘Fraiteur’

  • Buses 95 and 96 which stops at Avenue de la Couronne/Kroonlaan and Boulevard General Jacques/Gen. Jacqueslaan


The Campus is located right next to the Etterbeek Train station which offers direct connections to main stations Brussels Central and South as well as a range of intercity connections (Antwerp, Gent, Louvain-La-Neuve ….).

For more information consult the website.


The Metro-Stations Petillon and Delta (line 1A Herrmann-Debroux) give direct access to the VUB. More information on the metro in Brussels is available on the website.

Private Car

The Campus is situated in the middle of main road junctions, giving easy access to a range of highways:
- E 40 from Oostende/Bruges/Gent to Brussels
- A 12 and E 19 from Antwerp
- E 40 from Aachen/Liege
- E 411 from Luxembourg

A free parking facility is available at the Conference Venue.


From the National Airport in Zaventem, 20 km outside Brussels, fast trains provide a direct connection to Brussels Central Station three times an hour. From there you can switch either to a train to Station Etterbeek or take a taxi (which will cost around 6 – 10 Euro).

The organisations below have made an outstanding contribution tothe success of the
ENC2007 Conference through their generous sponsorship.

ENC 2007 Diamond Sponsor

ENC 2007 Gold Sponsor

ENC 2007 is organised:

in cooperation with the Belgian Nuclear Society

Belgian Nuclear Society

in cooperation with the IAEA

in cooperation with the OECD/NEA


in association with the American Nuclear Society
American Nuclear Society

with the support of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel