Louvain-la-Neuve is the youngest city in Belgium. This university town, 30 km south of Brussels, was built as a planned city in the late 1960s to house the university when the French-speaking university left Leuven. It is a fully pedestrian city (cars and trains pass under the city), friendly to international visitors, with many restaurants, shops, pubs and other facilities.

Louvain-la-Neuve from Above

The Socrates Auditoriums are a modern and conveniently located group of conference halls and lecture rooms, in the very centre of the city, next to the Grand-Place. The train and bus stations, as well as shops, cafés and restaurants, are all within a 5-minute walk. Facilities within the buildings include study rooms, computer labs, various open spaces to organize coffee breaks and poster sessions, and both humanities and social sciences libraries.

Socrates Auditoriums, Place du Cardinal Mercier, LLN