Workshop Location

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Auditorium R42.4.502
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Campus du Solbosch
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Av. F.D. Roosevelt 42
1050 Brussels, Belgium.

The Auditorium

How to reach the Auditorium

The Auditorium is easily reachable using the public transports: from the Central Station, from the Brussels North Station, from the Brussels South Station.

Campus Solbosch can be reached from the city centre with bus lines 71, 95 and tram line 94. Tram lines 7 and 25 also serve the area.

Public transport tickets cost 2.10 euro for a single trip (2.50 euro if bought in the bus or tram), need to be validated for each travel and have a validity of 1 hour. 10-journey tickets are also available at a cost of 14 euro, but require an electronic card to be used (cost: 5 euro). Tickets can be purchased at any metro station and at many tram/bus stops (GO machines), as well as in many shops and supermarkets. Check the STIB website for more info.

How to reach Brussels

The capital of Belgium and of the European Union, the Brussels Capital Region is easily reachable from abroad, being served by 2 international airports and 3 main railway station.

The main airport of Brussels is in Zaventem (BRU), from which Brussels can be reached by train (Airport fare, 8.60 euro to any station of the Brussels Capital Region), bus (lines 12/21, 4.50 euro to Place Luxembourg / European Parliament) or taxi.

The second airport of the Brussels Capital Region is in Charleroi (CRL), from which it is possible to reach Brussels by shuttle (14 to 17 euro to the South Station), or bus+train.

The three main train stations (North Station / Gare du Nord / Noordstation, Central Station / Gare Centrale / Centraal Station, South Station / Gare du Midi / Zuidstation), that form the heart of the belgian railway system, connect Brussels not only to every other major town in Belgium in no more than 1.5h, but also to various European towns and capitals like Paris, Amsterdam, London, by high-speed lines. More info can be found in the websites of the companies NMBS/SNCB, SNCB Europe, Thalys.


We suggest accommodations in the town centre (where the gala dinner will be located, and from where it is possible to reach the workshop location by bus), or in the area of Avenue Louise (well connected to the centre and to the workshop location). Some options are listed here below (see also the map); you can look for alternatives on or AirBNB.

As a rule of thumb, check the proximity with transport lines 71, 94, 95.

Gala dinner

The gala dinner will be on Monday evening, in the restaurant La Maison du Cygne in Grand Place.

We will take together a tour from the workshop site to the dinner place directly after the workshop. We will first go by tram to the Palais de Justice from which one has a nice view on the center of Brussels and then walk together to the dinner place, discovering some well-known touristic sites in Brussels.

Additional dinner tickets for students and accompanying persons are available at the fee of 75 Euros per person.

Informal get-together

The informal get-together for those who will be in Brussels before the official start of the conference will be on Sunday 4th evening, from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Greenwich café, a traditional Belgian place located in rue des Chartreux 7, 1000 Bruxelles, in the center and very close to the Bourse, the Grand Place and the Saint-Géry district.


Lots of activities are going on in Brussels: if you have time to enjoy at least part of your weekend in the town you may be interested in the Belgian Beer Weekend at the Grand Place and the Bourse, or the Comic Strip Festival in the Parc Royal, both from the 2nd to the 4th of September.

On the Tourism information website you can find more information on museums, monuments, activities, shows, leisures, transports, etc.

Electronic payment is almost ubiquitous in Brussels, as debit and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.

Matheuristics website by Alberto Franzin. Header image cropped from this one. Last update: 2016.09.14