Practical information

The international staff week will take place at Campus Kantienberg, which is located in the heart of Ghent's historic city centre.

 


Registration

Places are limited. The training can host up 30 people from foreign countries with a maximum of one person per institution. To guarantee a realisation of the Staff Training Week, a minimum number of 10 participants in total is required.

The language of communication is English. Participants are expected to actively contribute in the different sessions. Each participant will be asked to prepare a poster about their institutional approaches to inclusisve mobility. For this a preparartory abstract (maximum 2000 characters, including spaces) will be asked in the application form.

Interested participants are requested to complete the online application. Since the number of participants is limited Artevelde University of Applied Sciences and the Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education will be in charge of the selection process, which will be based on the applicants’ letters of motivation, abstract and their occupational background.

The final application deadline is June 21 2021. We will send you an e-mail by June 28 2021 to let you know whether your application has been accepted. Please do not book your flights and accommodation before receiving the confirmation.


Fee

The fee for the staff training week 'Inclusive Mobility ' is 85 euro, which covers welcome dinner, lunches and coffee breaks. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living expenses through the Erasmus+ staff mobility programme or otherwise.  We advise you to contact your home institution’s institutional Erasmus coordinator and ask if Erasmus funding is available for staff training.  


The Venue

The staff mobility week will take place at Campus Kantienberg - Voetweg 66 - B-9000 Ghent - Artevelde University of Applied Sciences. Campus Kantienberg is located in the heart of Ghent's historic city centre. 


How to travel to Ghent

By air

Ghent is only 45 minutes from the international airport of Zaventem 'Brussel Airport', where flights arrive from and depart to more than 70 destinations. On the lowest level you will find the airport’s own railway station, Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven, accessible by lift and escalator from the arrivals hall. There are several connections to Ghent that you can check timetables and by tickets on www.nmbs.be. There is a special Diabolo fee to be paid when traveling from and to the airport. When you will leave Belgium, you need to scan the ticket to get in the airport. 

By train

Ghent is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities and is only half an hour from Brussels South Station and 45 minutes from the international airport of Zaventem 'Brussel Airport'. The two main stations in Ghent are Gent-Sint-Pieters Station (closest to the venue) and Dampoort Station.

Belgium is easily reached by train from the UK thanks to the Eurostar. The Eurostar stops in Brussels South Station which is only half an hour from Ghent.You can also transfer in Lille (France. 

Travelling from the Netherlands, France or Germany? The Thalys stops in Brussels South Station which is only half an hour from Ghent. 

By coach

Eurolines runs daily coach services to more than 500 destinations in Europe. Ghent is one of them. You can book your journey at their website.

(courtesy of www.visitgent.be)


How to travel to the Venue

From Gent-Sint-Pieters station: take tram 1 towards Wondelgem or Evergem to the stop ‘Sint-Niklaasstraat’. Walk via Emile Braunplein and Stadhuissteeg to the campus on Hoogpoort.

From Gent-Dampoort station: take bus 3 towards Mariakerke Post or bus 38/39 towards Blaarmeersen to the stop ‘Gent Stadhuis’. Walk via Emile Braunplein and Stadhuissteeg to campus Hoogpoort.


Staying in Ghent

Historic Hotels Ghent are enthusiastic to accomodate the delegates of the international staff week. The hotels are privately owned small hotels of great quality in the center of Ghent and at walking distance of the staff training  location. Each hotel is housed in one or more of Ghent's historic buildings, dating back variously to as far as 1518.  Artevelde University of Applied Sciences has good contacts with the hotels, but the delegate is responsible for booking on time and following the procedure. When making the booking via mail please mention the discount code 'ARTHS 19' to benefit the corporate rates. 

Ghent River Hotel >  info@ghent-river-hotel.be
Hotel de Flandre > info@hoteldeflandre.be
Hotel Gravensteen > info@gravensteen.be
Hotel Monasterium Poortackere > info@monasterium.be

These hotels are only a recommendation, you are free to book somewhere else. Visit www.booking.com to learn about other options.