The event will be held at the European Youth Centre (EYCS), 30 Rue Pierre de Coubertin – 67000 Strasbourg – France. Some plenary sessions will take place at the Council of Europe’s headquarters and at the Lieu d’Europe.

The European Youth Centre is accessible for persons with reduced mobility and wheelchairs users.

A lift for one wheelchair provides access to levels -1 and 1 (maximum load 400 kg) and a standard lift to levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 (door width: 80 cm, lift interior: 200 cm long and high by 110cm wide).

Braille signage is affixed to all bedroom doors and at key locations in the building.

Gender neutral public toilets are accessible on levels 1 and 3.

European Youth Centre staff will show visitors with visual impairments round the building on request. Assistance and guide dogs are welcome.

Humantechnik (Lisa model) flashboxes for hard of hearing or deaf participants are available. The flashboxes can be used in the 4th and 5th floor bedrooms. When plugged in and placed on the bedside table, the box will beep and flash a light to alert the occupant in case of a general fire alarm.

For participants using hearing aids, an induction loop is also available in meeting room 0.1 on level -1. Portable loops are available on request (Humantechnik LA-90 model). An induction loop can also be made available at reception.

The EYCS has a cyber centre with eight computers and a printer for use by participants. Free Wi-fi is available everywhere in the building.

A sauna is also available for guests staying at the EYCS.

More information on the European Youth Centre Strasbourg (EYCS)


Meals and special needs

A large restaurant and an outside terrace are available on the ground floor of the EYCS.

Breakfast is served as a self-service buffet from 7.30 am to 9.15 am.

The timetable for lunch and dinner will be given at a later stage, during the event.

Lunch and dinner include a starter, a main course with salad bar (vegetarian alternative available on request), dessert and/or fresh fruit plus a drink.

Special meals (gluten or lactose free) can be provided if ordered in advance using the application form.

Lodging outside the European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Participants in the Enter! Youth Week, will be accommodated at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, Origami hotel or the City Residence quartier Gare.

The European Youth Centre Strasbourg premises will be the gathering point for all, irrespective of the place where you will be accommodated.

From City Residence quartier Gare to the EYCS

Walk from rue des Magasins to the central station (8 minutes’ walk – 750 metres: at rue des Magasins, turn left for 70 metres then turn right to boulevard Président Wilson and follow the street for 550 metres to the central station).

Take Tram C (orange line) at the stop outside the station, direction Neuhof Rodolphe Reuss and get off at République. Here change for Tram E (purple line), direction Robertsau-Boecklin and get off at Parlement Européen then walk to the European Youth Centre (after the Wacken swimming pool).

From Origami hotel to the EYCS

Take Tram A (red line), direction Graffenstaden or Tram D (green line), direction Kehl Rathaus and get off at Gare Centrale. Then, take Tram C (orange line), at the stop situated outside the station, direction Neuhof Rodolphe Reuss and get off at République. At this stop, change for Tram E (purple line), direction Robertsau-Boecklin and get off at Parlement Européen, then walk to the European Youth Centre.

Note : toutes les lignes de tram fonctionnent chaque jour de 4h30 à 0h30. Vous pouvez acheter vos tickets aux automates. Vous devez valider votre titre avant de monter dans le tram, et l’utiliser dans l’heure suivant sa validation. Chaque titre est valable sans nombre limite de correspondances dans l’heure qui suit sa validation.

Working languages

The working languages of the conference will be French and English.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available for plenary sessions.

Working and discussion groups will be held in French and/or English (no interpretation).


Participants are requested to make their own arrangements if they require a visa to travel to France.

After you have been selected for the event, if you simply send a request by e-mail the Council of Europe will issue a "visa letter" to support your application. This letter is not a substitute for the visa application. It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain a visa (if applicable) before travelling.

French diplomatic representations will be informed of the holding of the Enter! Youth Week to facilitate the granting of visas. We strongly recommend that you apply for a visa well in advance.

Formalities relating to visas and travel documents accepted by France.

The visa assistant allows you to check whether or not you need a visa for France.

General information

Language: French is the official language in France. In the Strasbourg region German and English are quite frequently spoken.

Local time: French time is UTC +2

Currency: Euro (€)

Average temperatures: In Strasbourg in July the temperatures range between 16 °C (night) and 30 °C (day). It may rain for a short time during the day.

Shop opening hours: Most shops open between 9.00 am and 10.00 am and close between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm. Shops are usually closed on Monday morning and on Sunday all day.

International phone code for France: +33

European emergency number: 112