Are you part of a delegation coming to Liege for the Festival? Please find all the practical information below.

Delegation's programme

 
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Student delegation

Please find the presentation of 16/09/2021 here 

For the programme, click here

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MOOC training

Please find the presentation of 17/09/2021 here

For the programme, click here

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UNIC staff delegation

Please find the presentation of 20/09/2021 here

For the programme, click here

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Participants to the jobshadowing activities

Please find the presentation of 20/09/2021 here

For the programme, click here


For any question, please contact the UNIC office of your University.

 

Arrival
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How to get to Liège ?

By train

Liège is accessible by train mainly from the Guillemins Railway Station (SNCB), from where a regular bus service takes you to the town centre (lines 1, 4, 30, 27, 48). You can take it on bus-stop A, in front of the station.

Note that, because of Covid-19 rules, bus tickets might not be available on board. These can be found at red TEC terminals in and outside the railway station.

TEC: https://www.letec.be/#/ 

SNCB: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en 

 

Persons with disabilities can benefit from assistance during their journey on the Belgian rail. It is recommended to contact the SNCB Contact Centre at least 24 hours before the journey, by phone or online.

SNCB Contact Centre: +32 2.528.28.28 

SNCB Assistance: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/travel-info/prepare-for-your-journey/assistance-reduced-mobility 

 

By plane

The national airport Brussels Airport (Zaventem) is located close to Brussels, which is directly accessible from the airport by train. It then is possible to travel (with a change in Leuven) by rail from Brussels to Liège.

Brussels Airport (Zaventem):  www.brusselsairport.be 

From Brussels South Charleroi Airport you can take buses, coaches and trains leaving from Charleroi (the station is 7 km away from the airport and there is a shuttle).

Brussels South Charleroi Airport: www.charleroi-airport.com 

Liège Airport (very few destinations), also called Liège-Bierset, is located in the North-West of the city of Liège. From the airport, you can take a shuttle or a bus (53, 57) to reach the city centre of Liège. 

Liège Airport: www.liegeairport.com  

Liège is not so far from:

It is then possible to join the Guillemins Railway Station (SNCB) from these cities by train.

Get an overview of the different airports here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1V59t-Gt9pXvyEn3ZS0DSmiMlUA9hjRTj&usp=sharing

Accommodation
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All the information about accommodation for student delegations

All student delegations are going to be hosted at the Simenon Hostel:

Simenon Hostel in Liège

Rue Georges Simenon 2

4020 Liège

https://www.lesaubergesdejeunesse.be/en/liege-youth-hostel

Téléphone : + 32 (0) 4 344 56 89

Mail :

Website : https://www.lesaubergesdejeunesse.be/liege

Transports in Liège
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Public Transports

TEC (Transports en Commun/Public Transports) has an important bus network.

Buses 48 and 58 serve the Sart Tilman from the city centre and from the Liège-Guillemins railway station. The ride to the Sart Tilman lasts about minutes for line 48, and 20 minutes for line 58.

In TEC sales points, you can obtain:

  • a simple ticket : 2,6€ (on board), 2,1€ (with a MOBIB card)
  • a MOBIB card : 5€
  • a card of 8 journeys : 9,2€ (with the MOBIB card), 9,5€ (without MOBIB card)
  • a membership card (via the MOBIB card) : 37,1€/month and 323€/year.

www.letec.be

 

The SNCB (Société nationale des chemins de fer belges/National Society of the Belgian Rail) proposes diverse reductions to travel across Belgium and Europe. For more details, visit their website or enquire at the station.

  • The YOUTH MULTI (GO PASS 10) allows people under 26 to use 10 simple trips in Belgium for 55€. It is valid for a year and can be used by more than one person. There is also the Youth Ticket (Go Pass 1) for a simple trip at 6,6€.
  • The STANDARD MULTI (RAIL PASS) is under the same conditions as the Youth Multi (Go Pass 10), but without any restrictions on age, for the price of 86€.

www.belgiantrain.be

Liège
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Presentation of the City of Liège

  • The 1000-year-old city of Liège lodged between the rivers Meuse and Légia has a grand past as episcopal city and principality.
  • At the end of the 18th century, with the arrival of John Cockerill, Liège became an industrial centre with the booming coal mining and steel-making industries. At the center of an important railways network, with an airport and the Albert Canal, Liège is also a city of trade mobility. The port of Liège is the second biggest river port in Europe.
  • Between 1960 and 1980 Liège lost two thirds of its manufacturing jobs.
  • Four domains are at the heart of Liège’s current post-industrial activity: metal derivates, new technologies, multi-modal activities and logistics.
  • Liège has the ambition to be a showcase of the European capitals of the future, by being involved in more than 20 twinning relations, in various transnational networks and cross-border projects.
  • Liège is an education city: from nursery school to university, Liège welcomes almost 100.000 pupils and students within its confines.

Take your time to discover this multi-faced city and its many neighbourhoods, which are like so many small villages. On Sunday morning go and stroll through the “Batte”, the longest market in Europe, along the river !

 

Some interesting websites :

   
Information Covid-19
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All you need to know about the current measures

Arrival in Belgium : Passenger Locator Form

All travellers to Belgium and planning to stay for more than 48 hours on the Belgian territory must fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF). If you arrive:

  • by boat or plane, the PLF is compulsory even for a stay of less than 48 hours.
  • by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen area, the PLF is compulsory even for a stay of less than 48 hours.

The PLF must be filled in individually (one per person) and honestly: it will be requested before your boarding and/or at your arrival in Belgium. Once the form is submitted you will receive a QR code by e-mail as well as a text message with customised measures depending on your PLF (test, quarantine, etc.).

iconeAttentionIf you come from a considered "high-risk" zone, you will have to be quarantined for 14 days at your arrival (at the place you indicate on the PLF).

Info-Coronavirus : https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/

Formulaire de Localisation du Passager : https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-formhttps://travel.info-coronavirus.be/

 

Measures

The information regarding Covid-19 restrictions are likely to evolve by October. We therefore recommend that you regularly consult the official Belgian webpage to find out about the measures currently in force.

Info-Coronavirus: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/

 

Covid-19 Tests

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

If you need to take a PCR test in Belgium, it is good to know:

  • the price: EUR 47, 18 (for travel purposes);
  • where to get tested in Liège: visit the webpage of the City of Liège where you will find the addresses and schedules of the testing centres, or book an appointment on MaSanté.be or Info-Coronavirus.

City of Liège:  https://www.liege.be/fr/actualites/depistage-covid-19

MaSanté.be: www.masante.belgique.be

Info-Coronavirus: www.info-coronavirus.be

 

Salivary Tests

The University of Liège proposes a salivary test. The members of the different delegations will benefit from it during the festival. Find all information on this page: https://www.coronavirus.uliege.be/cms/c_12184520/en/coronavirus 

 

EU Digital COVID Certificate

To travel safe, also take a look at the requirements for the EU Digital COVID Certificate which might be useful during your journey and your stay in Liège.

European Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en

Emergency number
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Some useful telephone numbers and email addresses

ULiège - UNIC

UNIC Coordination Office at the University of Liège : + 32 (0) 4 366 90 54 ou 90 55

Emergency Services

  • European emergency : 112
  •  Firemen and ambulances : 100
  • Police : 101
  • ULiège emergency : +32 4 366 44 44

Contacts
UNIC Coordination Office at the University of Liège

University of Liège

International Relations

Place du 20 Août, 7 (A1) - 4000 Liège - Belgium

Tel : + 32 (0) 4 366 90 54 or 90 55

Site ULiege

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