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Final conference

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. 

Final programme

The final programme for the conference is 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).

Guest rooms:

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)


Travel information


Overather Straße 51-53
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
(district Bensberg)

Public transport

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:


From Cologne Main Station

There are two possibilities:



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.



Public transport

From Cologne Main Station or airport to Bensberg Thomas-Morus-Akademie

“EinzelTicket Erwachsene, Preisstufe 2b“ (single way ticket, category 2b)

3,80 Euro


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

By car

Parking at the venue

At Kardinal Schulte Haus you will find 285 parking spaces.

Parking fees

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:


Please register here for our Final conference.




Conference information


Leisure Program


Evening Programs

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


Sporting possibilities


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.


Fitness room:

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

Electricity: 220-240V

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




Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

Bettina Rulofs and Gitta Axmann

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