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Skills for the future: Building bridges to new opportunities

Practical information & registration

This page contains all practical information about the Skills Summit 2024. Participants will receive an additional logistical note with easy access to all necessary information.

Date and location

The Skills Summit 2024 will take place on the 21st and 22nd of February 2024 in Brussels (GMT+1).

The plenary session on Wednesday 21 February will be accessible via a live stream on the Skills Summit website.

Palace of the Academies

The main venue for the Skills Summit 2024 is the stunning Palace of the Academies, the former residence of the Prince of Orange.

Palace of the Academies
1 Rue Ducale,
1000 Brussels

How to get there


Drivers are allowed to drive up to the entrance to drop off participants.

Public car park: 2 Portes - Interparking 2a Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Public transport

STIB-MIVB, Stop 'Trône - Troon'
Bus lines: 12 – 38 - 54 - 95
Metro lines: 2 & 6


On the opening day of the Skills Summit, Wednesday 21st February, we cordially invite all ministers and heads of delegations to a dinner at the Atomium. Transportation from the hotels to the Atomium will be organised by Belgium.

The Atomium is an iconic landmark in Brussels and symbolises scientific progress and modernity. Originally built for Expo 58 (Brussels World’s Fair) this unique structure consists of nine silver spheres forming an iron crystal. Back then, it was a subtle reference to Belgium’s nine provinces. From the upper sphere you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the city. The Atomium remains an iconic element of the Brussels skyline and a tribute to innovation.

For construction reasons, the entire Atomium is not accessible to wheelchair users and to people with reduced mobility. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please reach out to

Please confirm your attendance at the Skills Summit 2024 by completing the form (even if you’ve already confirmed your presence by mail).

Badges can be collected at the reception desk of the Palace of the Academies at the following times:

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024: between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024: from 9:00 AM onward

We have reserved rooms at various hotels near the Palace of the Academies. To book your room, please complete this online form and finalize your payment. Additionally, through the same form, you can arrange airport transfers to your hotel. Transportation to the side events will be arranged.

The primary languages of the Summit are English and French. We offer live interpretation from English to French and vice versa.

For any other translation requests, please email your request to

If you have any dietary requirements, please provide this information during the registration process.

Before the start of the Summit, the OECD will provide a comprehensive overview of the participating ministers and delegations.

Delegations are responsible for organizing bilateral meetings. Delegations can pre-book a location and time slot in advance through or on the day itself at the reception.

Safety and security throughout the event are our top priorities. To ensure a secure and carefree environment for all participants, we have implemented stringent security measures for the Skills Summit 2024.

Should you have any further questions, requests, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.