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​Tour & Taxis is one of Brussels' most unique settings. Located right in the heart of the Belgian capital, this flagship venue will play host to European Development Days for the third time.

Built at the beginning of the 20th century and renovated in 2001, the Royal Depot – with its natural stone and brick walls – rises up majestically in front of the canal.

In February 2012, the centre obtained its first ecodynamic charter star award. This accolade, founded by Brussels Environment, officially recognises the venue's sustainability efforts.

How to register?

Although online registration is now closed, onsite registration at Tour & Taxis is possible. If you would like to receive more information about EDD15, please contact


Tour & Taxis offers a range of spaces and facilities perfectly suited to the needs of European Development Days. Auditoria and lab rooms will play host to debates, discussions, presentations and brainstorming sessions For networking purposes, there are large and small meeting rooms as well as a professional fair.
  • Auditoria

    3 auditoria will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology including interpretation booths. An integrated interactive system in order to foster debates between panellists, on-site participants and virtual audiences following the discussions via live web-streaming and social media.

    Please check the venue map for the exact location of the auditoria.

  • Lab rooms

    9 lab rooms, with a capacity of 70 people per room / in total will foster a more intimate atmosphere for creative brainstorming sessions or more direct and spontaneous exchanges on best practices, lessons learnt, evidence-based analysis and outcomes.

    Lab sessions will take without interpretation. Graphic support will be provided for brainstorming sessions.

    Please check the venue map for the exact location of the rooms.

  • Meeting rooms

    3 large meeting rooms are available, with a capacity of 30 people each . Equipped with a screen and a projector, these spaces will host closed meetings, presentations, breakfasts or lunches to facilitate networking opportunities..

    3 smaller rooms, with space for up to 12 people per room, offer a more intimate space for networking opportunities and short meetings among forum participants.

    Catering services can be arranged for these rooms upon request and at the expense of the requestee

    Please check the venue map for the exact location of the rooms.

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During the forum, the European Commission’s interpretation services (SCIC) will provide simultaneous interpretation in English and French in the auditoria. Upon request, interpretation of additional passive languages can be arranged.


Participants may purchase lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 directly onsite. Water fountains will be available throughout the venue. Other refreshments and warm drinks will be available for purchase by participants in the public lounge.


Wireless Internet access will be made available to forum participants free-of-charge throughout the venue.


A large guarded car park is available at the venue. The parking ticket costs EUR 4.50 per day. For taxi reservations in Brussels, contact:

Taxis Bleus -
Tel.: +32 2 268 00 00

Taxis Verts -
Tel.: +32 2 349 49 49

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