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Über die Konferenz

Unsere Europakonferenz findet am 4./5. Mai 2018 in Köln statt unter:

Overather Straße 51-53
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
(in der Nähe von Köln)


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

The website of Deutsche Bahn will provide all connections in your prefered language:

From Cologne airport 

Take a Regional Train (S 13, from track 1 or 2) direction Sindorf or Düren until the stop Köln Messe/Deutz. By some minutes walking you reach the station Deutz Bahnhof Messewhere you’ll find the tram 1 (STR 1) direction Bensberg/ Bergisch Gladbach. Take the STR 1 until the final station “Bergisch Gladbach, Bensberg”

From here there are two possibilities:

  1. Take a 10-15 minute walk up to the venue


2. Take a short ride by bus (max 10 min.)

Take BusNo. 420 (direction Bahnhof, Overath) at the final station Bergisch Gladbach, Bensberg: and get off at the station “Bensberg- Thomas-Morus- Akademie”.  Altogether from the airport to the venue you will need approx.55 min.

From Frankfurt International Airport

If you arrive at Frankfurt International Airport, you will need to purchase an ICE train ticket (round trip)to “Köln Messe/Deutz”. Further Information how to get to “Kardinal Schulte Haus” from there is described above.

From Düsseldorf International Airport

If you arrive at DUS Airport, you can take the Sky Train to “Düsseldorf-Flughafen Train Station”. From there, take theRE1 in the direction “Aachen HBF” until “Bf Deutz/Messe”. You will need a Regional Train Ticket (round trip). Further information how to get to “Kardinal Schulte Haus” is described above.

From Cologne Main Station

First take S11, track 10 (S-Bahn/regional express train) in direction to Bergisch Gladbach until the end station Bergisch Gladbach, then bus No. 227 direction Overath/Moitzfeld, Bergisch Gladbach until the station Bensberg- Thomas-Morus-Akademie (approx. 45 min)

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“ (One-Way-Ticket, category 2b) 3,80 Euro

This is a ticket machine for all kinds of trains.


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

Please note: The EU reimbursement conditions do not accept taxi receipts unless they are well argued.

By car

Parking at the venue

At Kardinal Schulte Haus you will find 285 parking spaces. Costs for one day: 3,00 Euro.  Costs for second and third day: 1,50 Euro each

If you need help to plan your travel, please do not hesitate to contact Luisa via email ( or mobile phone (+49.176.29884769)









Registration is now closed

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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