The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium is a tool for the promotion of multi- and interdisciplinary scientific knowledge in overseas regions, especially in developing countries. It acts as a meeting place for communication between North and South and represents an independent reference centre. The aim of this conference on Climates and Cultures: Perspectives for the Future is to define the past and present impact of climate changes on cultures from the human, biological, medical and technical sciences’ point of view. The conference will focus on how human migration, biodiversity, fragile coastal areas, desertification, technological innovation, nutrition, law and literature have been and continue to be influenced by climate changes. This two-day conference will end with a debate.
Dates: 23-24 May, 2018
1. Climate Change.
2. Health and Nutrition.
3. Biodiversity and Desertification.
4. Migration and International Law.
5. Literary and Historical Aspects.
English – 1 A4 page – 12 point font
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Notification: 28 March 2018
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book.
Posters can be included in the conference proceedings (max. 5 pages), provided they are accepted by
the scientific committee.
Venue: Palais des Académies / Paleis der Academiën, rue Ducale / Hertogsstraat 1 - B-1000 BRUSSELS
60 EUR (free for speakers and students, except for PhD students)
Travelling and Accommodation: participants are encouraged to find their own financial support.
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From Brussels’ Gare centrale / Centraal Station
On foot: Galerie Ravenstein, rue Ravenstein, rue Baron Horta, Parc de Bruxelles / Warande, rue Ducale / Hertogsstraat
From Brussels’ Gare du Midi / Zuidstation
Metro line 2 or 6, direction Simonis (Elisabeth)
Get off at station Trône / Troon
Cross the boulevard du Régent / Regentlaan
From Brussels’ Gare du Nord / Noordstation
Tram line 3 (Churchill), 4 (Stalle), 25 (Rogier), 31 (Marius Renard) or 55 (Rogier)
Get off at station Rogier
Metro line 2 (Simonis Leopold II) or 6 (Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn)
Drive to the city centre
Take the Petite Ceinture / Kleine Ring
Exit Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort or place du Trône / Troonplein
Car park possible at “Interparking Deux Portes / Twee poorten”
Waterloolaan / Boulevard de Waterloo 2A , B-1000 BRUSSELS
02 549 51 60
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Secretariat of the Conference
Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences
Prof. Dr Philippe Goyens
av. Louise 231 / Louizalaan 231
Fax: (0032)(0)2 539 23 53
E-mail: contact [at] kaowarsom [dot] be