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Start:

May 23 - 09:00 am

End:

May 24 - 02:00 pm

Event Category:

Domestic Workers

INVITATION

  • To the participants of the IDWF Domestic Workers Conference

Dear sisters and brothers,

Our project is coming to an end soon and we have the pleasure to invite you to the IDWF-OSF final conference, which will be held on 23-24 May 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.

First,  we would like to thank you very much for having dedicated time and effort to participate in our project. We have been receiving interesting and valuable information which we would like to share with you. Furthermore, we would like to discuss with you how the findings of the project may guide us in our planning ahead with regard to strengthening the rights of domestic workers in Europe.

Unfortunately, we are not able to invite all organizations, which participated in our project. We have been carefully selecting potential participants from each country: Spain, Italy, France, Denmark and Sweden. 

REGISTRATION

Confirm your participation by 13 April 2022 at the latest. (contact the IDWF /EFFAT secretariat karin.pape@wiego.org / e.libbrecht@effat.org)

COVID-19

Please make sure you comply with the COVID protocols in the country of departure and arrival. Information on what to do when travelling to Belgium can be found on the national website: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/#NotBelgium. Mouth masks are obligatory on all public transport.

  1. Fill in the Passenger Location Form (PLF)if necessary.

The PLF must be filled in by everyone who travels to Belgium from a country OUTSIDE the European Union or Schengen area that is not on the whitelist, by train (e.g. Eurostar), bus, boat or plane. In all other cases, you may fill in the PLF, but it is not mandatory.

  1. Check the colour code of your country to see if it is listed as a very high-risk country. If you have been in a very high-risk country in the past 14 days; you are not allowed to travel to Belgium.
  2. Check which COVID certificate you have. There are three types of certificates:
  • A vaccination certificate = fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your last vaccination dose and if the vaccine is EMA-certified or Covishield. From 1 September, vaccination certificates from non-EU countries will also be accepted in Belgium under certain conditions, pending their equivalence agreement with the EU. The full vaccination certificate (1/1 for Johnson&Johnson, 2/2 for Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca) is valid for 270 days (9 months). After the booster dose, the vaccination certificate remains valid indefinitely.
  • A recovery certificate = these certificates are issued only on the basis of proof of a positive PCR test result and are available from 11 to 180 days after the positive test.
  • A test certificate= proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that is less than 72 hours old or RAT test result that is less than 24 hours old.

WORKING DOCUMENTS

A detailed agenda, further working documents and a reimbursement form will be sent to you later.

PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: HOTEL

Your travel and hotel costs will be paid by the project.

Participants will be accommodated in The Ibis Brussels Center Hotel. A single room will be booked and prepaid for you directly by EFFAT. City tax and Breakfast are included. (Note that any personal expenses; e.g. mini bar are not included).

The OSF project has foreseen two nights per participant, from 22/5 to 24/5.

If you might need an extra night, due to travel arrangements, please get in touch with the secretariat first as our budget is limited! In some cases though, a flight from/to the capital of your country might be much cheaper than from a provincial town; even if you must stay an extra night in a hotel.

PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: TRAVEL

You are kindly asked to organise and pre-finance your own travel booking. Of course we will be happy to assist you in case you encounter any problems in doing this.

Participants are expected to arrive on 22/5 and to schedule departure on 24/5 after the meeting. (if an extra night is needed, contact us).

For more information on how to reach the venue, see route description enclosed.

REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS

After the meeting, you will be asked to fill in the Reimbursement Form and send it back to us by post (within 3 weeks) together with the necessary supporting documents, such as:

  • Original invoice of the plane ticket; least expensive fare available at the time of the invitation (business class and/or higher rate tickets will not be reimbursed).
  • Original boarding passes for flight tickets (both ways!)
  • Original train / bus / metro ticket. Participants are urged to use public transport wherever possible. As a rule, taxis will not be reimbursed.

On the reimbursement form, you will be asked to provide your bank details. Please clearly mention the IBAN and BIC or SWIFT codes of the account to which we should be transferring the amount due.

We look forward to meeting you in Brussels!

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With kind regards,


WORKING DOCUMENTS