Climates and Cultures: Perspectives for the Future

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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.




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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.
6. Technology

English – 1 A4 page – 12 point font
Deadline: 30 March 2018
Notification: 18 April 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

Registration: imperative

Registration Fee:

60 EUR (free for speakers, poster authors 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)

Get off at station Trône / Troon


By car

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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Tourist Info Brussels:

Visit the tourist information website of Brussels


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Stars Name Address
** Hotel Sabina rue du Nord 78
B-1000 Brussels
** Hotel de la grande cloche place Rouppe 10
B-1000 Brussels
** Hotel La Madeleine rue de la Montagne 20-22
B-1000 Brussels
** Hotel Le Chantecler Brussels rue de la Grande 26
B-1000 Brussels
*** Alma Grand Palace Hotel rue des Eperonniers 42-44
B-1000 Brussels
*** Floris Hotel Arlequin Grand-place rue de la Fourche 17-19
B-1000 Brussels
*** Ibis Brussels off Grand Place rue du Marché aux Herbes 100
B-1000 Brussels
*** Hotel Grand Place rue des Harengs 6-8
B-1000 Brussels
*** Hotel du Congres rue du Congres 42
B-1000 Brussels
**** Centrale Hotel Brussels rue des Colonies 10
B-1000 Brussels
***** Le Méridien Brussels Carrefour de l’Europe 3
B-1000 Brussels
*** Aqua Hotel Brussels Rue de Stassart 43
B-1050 Brussels
**** Leopold Hotel Brussels rue du Luxembourg 35
B-1050 Brussels
*** Hotel Chambord rue de Namur 82
B-1000 Brussels
* Brussels Royotel rue Royale 312
B-1210 Brussels



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Secretariat of the Conference

Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

Prof. Dr Philippe Goyens

Permanent Secretary

av. Louise 231 / Louizalaan 231  




Fax: (0032)(0)2 539 23 53

E-mail: contact [at] kaowarsom [dot] be