You can find information about visa requirements and other travel documents at the Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation website. There you will also find the the address for your embassy in Belgium or a Belgian embassy near you. The website also gives general information about Belgium and Belgian Foreign Policy.
- Visa requirements for Belgium
- Required travel documents to go to Belgium
- Directory of Embassies in Belgium
- Directory of Belgian embassies abroad
There are several websites with practical information that can be useful to have a look at before you come to Brussels. At the listed websites you will find more information about the airports in Brussels as well as the international and national trains. Other information that might be of use to you is more information about how to use transportation in Brussels such as metro and taxis.
- Brussels International Airport: gives you information about departures and arrivals as well as more practical information about the airport such as maps and accessability.
- STIB: the public transport in Brussels operates a bus line between the airport and the city centre, this bus line also passes the EU quarter with a stop at the Schuman roundabout, a few minutes away from the European Commission and the International Press Centre where the EJC has their office in Brussels.
- Belgian railways: company operates an airport express line that takes you from the airport to the Central station in Brussels from where you can easily take the metro. This website also provides information about the train network in all of Belgium.
- STIB: More information about the public transport network can be found at STIB's website. Here you will find the metro, bus and tram network in French or Dutch.
- If you would like to travel by taxi in Brussels you can choose between different taxi companies:
- Mappy: If you need to find a map to find your venue, hotel or a specific address in Brussels, this website provides you with different search options to find your location on a map
- Two international highspeed trains connect to Brussels, information about their timetables and tickets can be found under their websites:
- Charleroi Airport: some of the low costs airlines uses Brussels South Charleroi Airport. You will find more information about airlines, departures and arrivals on their website.
There is a bus coach that can take you between the Brussels South Charleroi Airport and the train station Gare du Midi, you can find more information about timetables in this section of the airport website.
The official website of the EU can be helpful to visit to famillarize yourself with the EU and different policy areas. It also provides you with links to all other EU websites and different directories.
The press sections in the websites of the EU Institutions will provide you with contact persons as well as press releases agendas, calendars and press packs online.
- The European Parliament
- The European Commission
- The Council of the European Union
- Court of Justice of the European Communities
- European Court of Auditors
- European Ombudsman
- European Data Protection Supervisor
- European Voice (weekly in English)
- EU Reporter (weekly in English)
- E!Sharp (monthly in English)
- EIS (Europan Report and other Publications)
- Agence Europe (Press Agency)
- The Bulletin (weekly in English)
- EUobserver (online news and background)
- Euractive (online news and background)
Here you will useful websites for covering the EU as a journalist with explanations on how to find the information and websites to visit.
- EU 4 Journalists - Brussels in brief (EU4Journalists.com) has been designed and created by the EJC for the for the European Commission's DG Communication. On this website you can find a selection of EU topics currently under discussion, who is involved and how you can contact them, as well as potential story ideas.
- Journalists @ Your Service is a help desk set up jointly by the International Federation of Journalists, the Association of International Press-API, EJC, the National Union of Journalists-NUJ, the Belgian Federal Governement-Résidence Palace and AGJPB/AVBB. J@YS mission is to provide information for journalists and media workers, and complement other services in Brussels, such as: information about starting-up in Brussels and Belgium, meetings and events for journalists based on different themes and navigation through sources of information available in the city, as well as keys to access the work of major national and international political institutions or additional advice on legal, financial and professional issues.
- The International Press Centre is hosting Brussels-based correspondants and journalism organisations. This is also where you find the EJC Brussels office.