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Europe’s ecosystem research network


Venue & accommodation

About the venue, hotels, etc.


ALTER-Net 2015 Conference (Nature and Urban Wellbeing) - Main Graphic (header for flyer, etc.)




The conference will take place in the Augustinian monastery situated in the historical centre in Ghent (Belgium).  The monastery has now become a congress centrum, but nevertheless, there are still some priests living there.

Address: Academiestraat 1, 9000, Ghent.

Yard monastery

Conference room

How to reach the venue?

By plane: There are two international airports in Belgium, Brussels national airport (Zaventem) and Brussels south airport (low cost airport situated in Charleroi). From Brussels it takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to Ghent by train.  You can find train timetables here:

By train and tram: You have to travel to the railway station of Gent Sint Pieters. From there you can take tram 1 to the centre of Ghent. You have to get off at the stop Gravensteen. From there, it is a five minute walk to the monastery. See the map here:

Where to stay

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19-20 May 2015 plus pre-conference events on 18 May




Augustinian Monastery, Academiestraat 1,
Ghent, Belgium



Press release:

View press release




Overview of programme

Download the full programme (PDF)

Download abstracts (PDF)

The programme is subject to change



Presentations & posters:

View available presentations & posters (PDF files)




A4 full flyer

A4 short flyer - for noticeboard displays

(PDF files)




Sanna-Riikka Saarela & Timo Assmuth (SYKE, Finland)


Hans KeuneTessa Van Santen (INBO, Belgium)