The mission of the Brussels Office of the Helmholtz Association is to help increase the participation of Helmholtz Research Centres in European research programmes. With the support of the Brussels Office, the Helmholtz Association aims to intensify and expand international contacts and collaborative projects not only in Europe, but worldwide.
The Helmholtz Association will also endeavour to use its considerable research infrastructure and resources to reinforce its activities in coordinating and managing international research projects. These are just some of the contributions the Helmholtz Association can make towards realising a European Research Area that will maintain and reinforce Europe's competitiveness in the areas of science, technology and economy. Helmholtz wants to be a shaping force in the creation of the European Research Area.
By plane and bus
Having arrived at the airport, the simplest way to reach the Helmholtz Office is to take the “airport shuttle” bus 12 (or 21).
The bus station is located on airport level -1, below the arrival terminal and can be easily reached by escalator or lift.
The airport line runs from 5:40am to 8pm up to three times per hour. The ride takes about 30-40 minutes. You go to the last stop called “Luxembourg station”. From there you have to walk approx. 10 minutes: You follow the “Rue d’Idalie” in the direction of “Rue du Trône”. At the corner where the “Rue d’Idalie” intersects the “Rue du Trône”, the building No. 98 is located on the right-hand side.
The bus ticket can be purchased inside the bus for 6,50 EUR - at the ticket machine for 4 EUR.
By plane and train
The airport is about 20 minutes away from the city centre of Brussels. The Airport City Express runs from 5:30am to about 11pm three times per hour. It goes to the following stations: Gare du Midi, Gare Central and Gare du Nord.
A One-way ticket to Brussels costs 5.20 EUR (first class: 6.80 EUR).
You simply go to “Gare du Midi” and there enter the metro (white “M“on blue background).
By metro from “Gare du Midi”
Take line 2 in the direction of “Simonis (Elisabeth)” and go to the station “Trône/Troon” (5th stop). The “Rue du Trône“ starts directly at the metro station (exit “Rue de Luxembourg“; 2nd street left-hand side). From there, you have to walk about 5 minutes.
Publication on EU collaborative projects
(2016, issued 2014)