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Albert Borschette Conference Centre
Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek

Room 0A, ground floor




Due to the European Summit taking place in Brussels on 12 and 13 December 2019, a safety zone will be put in place around the EU institutions area and there will be traffic disruptions. The Schuman metro and train station will be closed. Further information can be found below.

A. From Brussels National Airport 


The airport train station is located below the arrivals hall (basement level -1). Up to two trains per hour connect the airport to the Brussels Luxembourg train station [The railway station Bruxelles-Schuman is closed. The trains ride through the station and do not let embark or disembark travelers.].The European district is accessible from the station Brussels-Luxembourg that is served by the same trains as Brussels Schuman.

Once arrived at Luxembourg train station, the venue is at 12 minutes by foot (crossing Park Leopold situated at the back of the European Parliament).

The train ticket costs between €8-10 for one way and the trip takes 20 min. Tickets can be bought online or at the machines that are available just at the entrance of the airport train station. More info on: and


Taxis with a taximeter are permanently available in front of the arrivals hall. The fare from the airport to Brussels is approximately €45 depending on traffic.


B. From Brussels South (Charleroi) Airport

Brussels South (Charleroi) Airport is approximately 57.4 km from the venue. You can take the Shuttle Bus from the airport terminal to the Brussels Midi Station (Bruxelles-Midi). The buses leave every 30 minutes and the journey takes approximately one hour. Tickets can be bought online or at the help desk just outside the airport. The fare is around  €14, depending if it is bought online or on-site.

Once arrived at the Brussels Midi Station (Bruxelles-Midi), you can take a taxi or metro line 2 or 6 (direction Elisabeth) and change at the stop Arts-Loi with line 1 or 5 (direction Stockel) and get off at Maalbeek (Schuman station will be closed due to the EU summit). From there, it's a 11-minute-walk to the venue. 


C. By train:

Station: Brussels Luxembourg

The venue is located at 12-minutes walk from the Luxembourg train station. Please click here if you wish to view the Google map page.

For timetables & reservations please click here.


D. By public transport:

Nearby public transport 
Metro: Lines 1 and 5 (Schuman metro stop will be closed. Please use the Maalbeek metro stop instead.)
Bus: 12, 21, 36, 60, 79 (Bus stop Schuman is not served. Buses are diverted via metro station Maelbeek, which is also the closest stop to the venue)

For timetables please click here.


E. By car:

PARKING POSSIBILITIES: We advise you to use public transport or to use the parking Forte dei Marmi (access at Avenue du Maelbeek 61, 1040 Etterbeek).



The welcome & registration desk is located on the ground floor of the building and it will be operational from 08:30 on the day of the event. Please note that all participants will have to pass through registration before entering the conference room. To ensure a smooth registration, please make sure to show the email confirmation together with a valid passport or ID at the registration desk (please note that we cannot accept other type of documents as proof of your identity).


Access & Security

There will be many visitors to the Albert Borschette Conference Center on the day, thus we advise you to arrive early due to expected queues for the security check of the building. To avoid delays in registration, we kindly recommend that you arrive as early as possible, starting 8:30, but not later than 30 minutes before the beginning of the conference, which will have to start at 10:00 sharp.

For participants with reduced mobility, kindly note that there is a special entrance on the right of the stairs that lead to the main glass doors, as you face the building.

Please make sure to keep the badge with you at all times and show it to security if you need to leave the building and come back inside.



Complimentary Wi-Fi access will be available throughout the venue. The Wi-Fi access code can be found on the back of your badge.


Social media communications

Spread the word about the event and the Platform’s recommendations for action in food waste prevention through your social media channels, by using the hashtags #FoodWasteEU, #EU2019FI and mentioning @Food_EU.


Address your questions via Slido

Participants will be asked to use Slido, an audience interaction tool, in order to send in questions for the speakers and to vote on the recommendations for action. The log in details for Slido are printed on the back of the badge. Instructions on how to connect to the tool can be found below:

1. Open your preferred browser and go to  

2. Enter the event code NOFW2019

3. You are now connected! Send in your questions and vote on polls, as asked by the moderator.



Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Finnish during the meeting.


The event is web streamed and the recording will be available on the Commission’s Food waste website.


‘No food waste’ lunch

The dishes and snacks offered during this conference have been prepared following the ‘no food waste’ principle, using parts of foods that are often discarded during the cooking process, such as vegetable stems and peels. Some recipes re-imagine the use of leftovers, to make new creative dishes.

To read more about the dishes, please click here.


The recording of and summary report of the meeting, together with the speakers’ Powerpoint presentations will be published on the Food waste website of the Commission, shortly after the event.


Send us your feedback!

Your feedback is important to us! We invite you to fill in the evaluation form that you can find on this website at any moment during the event. Please note that the survey will remain accessible for a week after the end of the conference.