Registration will be available from mid-april to end of may (subject to change).

Practical Information


The conference will be held at the conference centre of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) in Berlin.
Entrance: Unterwasserstraße 10, 10117 Berlin   

Security notice

The venue is only accessible to accredited persons holding a valid badge and a valid photo ID.
Badges will be provided to each participant at the registration desk.


There will be a registration and reception desk providing participants with assistance.



Participants are kindly requested to make their accommodation arrangements themselves.
You may find one of the following hotels within walking distance from the conference venue:

•    Best Western Hotel am Spittelmarkt
•    Grimm´s Hotel Berlin-Mitte
•    IBIS STYLES Berlin Alexanderplatz
•    Mercure Berlin am Alexanderplatz
•    Motel One Berlin-Spittelmarkt
•    Nordic Hotel Berlin-Mitte

•    art’otel berlin mitte
•    Hotel ADELANTE Berlin-Mitte
•    Melia Berlin
•    NH Berlin-Mitte
•    Winters Hotel Berlin Mitte - Am Gendarmenmarkt

•    Regent Berlin
•    Hotel de Rome
•    Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
•    Westin Grand Berlin
•    Adlon Kempinski


By metro

U2 Hausvogteiplatz or Spittelmarkt
U6 Französische Straße

By bus

147 Werderscher Markt
M48 Spittelmarkt

From airport TXL

Bus TXL Staatsoper

From airport SFX

Train to Friedrichstraße and bus 147 Werderscher Markt or
Train to Alexanderplatz and bus M48 Spittelmarkt

Public transport

Tickets can be bought at stations or on busses. For travels within the city centre, we recommend a day ticket (Tageskarte - Zone AB) or a “4-Fahrten-Karte” (4 single journeys), Zone “AB”.
From SFX you need a ticket with Zone "ABC".

To find your optimal route please consult the website:


Local taxis can be found (day and night time) at both airports at standard rates (taximeter rates). You may find one of the following taxi companies. Booking in advance is not necessary.

• | +49 30 – 20 20 20
• | +49 30 – 21 01 01


We do not recommend travelling to the Annual Forum by car as there are only a very limited number of parking places in the vicinity of the conference venue. There are no parking places free of charge.

General information

•     Electric current: Standard voltage 220V.
•     Currency: Euro
•     Climate: Average temperatures in Berlin for June are expected to be 17 - 25 C.
•     Time zone: GMT +1.
•     In order to make international calls to Germany, the country code is +49
•     Emergency number: 112 (e.g. medical help)
•     Police: 110


Tourist office in Berlin: