About the conference
Our European Conference will be held on the 4-5th May 2018 in Cologne, Germany at:
Overather Straße 51-53
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
(close to Cologne)
Your Voice – Your Life – Your Truth
This is the message from Karen Leach, a former swimmer from Ireland and one of the VOICE-ambassadors dedicated to our project. The VOICE-project aims to combat sexual violence in European Sport through the voices of those affected. The research team conducted various in-depth interviews with individuals who had experienced sexual violence in the field of sport.
The final conference will present the results of our study together with new educational resources developed for the European sport community. These resources, aimed at enhancing child protection, safeguarding and integrity in sport, are underpinned by the accounts given by our participants.
The conference is aimed at interested stakeholders in the field of science, sport policy, organized sport, coaching in sport and victim support.
The final conference preliminary programme is now available here
Venue and travel information
Kardinal Schulte House
The Kardinal Schulte House, as a former seminary, is now a modern conference center and guesthouse in Bergisch-Gladbach, close to Cologne. For further information please see website (sorry, only in German).
Facilities in all rooms include en-suite facilities with WC shower and hairdryer. Rooms are non-smoking and have wi-fi and a TV. Rooms with disabled access are available.
(Single room Kardinal Schulte Haus)
Overather Straße 51-53
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
From Cologne airport
Take a Regional Train (RE 108) direction Mönchengladbach to the stop Köln Messe/Deutz.
Several minutes walk will take you to the station Deutz Bahnhof Messe where you’ll find the
tram 1 (STR 1) direction Bensberg/ Bergisch Gladbach.
From here there are two possibilities:
- Take a 10-15 minute walk up to the venue
- Change at the last stop (Bensberg/ Bergisch Gladbach) to bus 420 (direction Bahnhof, Overath) and get off at the station “Bensberg- Thomas-Morus- Akademie” (altogether from the airport approx. 53 minutes)
From Cologne Main Station
There are two possibilities:
- Take the express bus SB40 (direction Bensberg/Bergisch Gladbach) to the station Bensberg-Thomas-Morus-Akademie (approx. 1 hour)
- Take S-Bahn/(regional express train) #11 (track 10) until Bergisch Gladbach, than bus No. 227 direction Overath/Moitzfeld to the station Bensberg- Thomas-Morus-Akademie (approx. 45 minutes)
The website of Deutsche Bahn provides information on connections in your preferred language
The route from the bus station Bensberg Thomas-Morus-Akademie to Kardinal-Schulte-House (appr. 6 minutes walk) is shown above.
From Cologne Main Station or airport to Bensberg Thomas-Morus-Akademie
“EinzelTicket Erwachsene, Preisstufe 2b“ (single way ticket, category 2b)
From Cologne Main Station:
Around 20 km (20-25 minutes drive) approx. 40- 45 Euro
From Cologne/ Bonn Airport:
Around 15 km (17 minutes drive) approx. 30-35 Euro
Parking at the venue
At Kardinal Schulte Haus you will find 285 parking spaces.
1 hour – free
from the 2nd hour – 1 euro
Daily rate 1st day – 3 euro
from the 2nd day 1,50 euro
between 19-9 h – free
Sundays – free
The conference fee includes costs for accommodation and meals.
Full package (3-5 May 2018) – 312,-€
Half package (4-5 May 2018) – 208,-€
Two Day package (4-5 May 2018– no overnight stay/breakfast)) – 125,-€
Day package (4 May 2018 – no overnight stay/breakfast) – 76,-€
Day package (5 May 2018 – no overnight stay/ breakfast) – 49,-€
Please transfer the money after you get the invoice within 14 days.
For invited guests: Cancellation Policy for accommodation and meals
After registration, the full invoice amount is due.
For further questions please contact: email@example.com
Please register here for our Final conference.
Thursday 3 May 2018
Relaxed get-together in the cellar of the Kardinal-Schulte-Haus. Possibility of using the bowling alley.
Friday 4 May 2018
Festive banquet with a various program
The Kardinal-Schulte-Haus is situated right in the green belt of Bergisch Gladbach. For those of you who like running, bring your running equipment. On Friday and Saturday at 07:00 h in the morning, Luisa will take a running trip before breakfast.
You can use the fitness room between 06:00 – 22:00. Please bring your indoor sport equipment with you.
Practical Information about your stay in Germany
Emergency number: 112
Dial code for Germany: +49
The local time in Germany: GMT+1.
The currency in Germany: Euro (€).
There are ATM machines in the airport, train stations and in the city of Bergisch Gladbach.
Possible hotels for accommodation/ breakfast, which have to be booked by yourself