Cartoon museum meeting 2012

the 4th cartoon museum meeting will be held in Kruishoutem – Belgium

2 more nights 2012/09/04

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Just 2 more (sleepless) nights and the cartoon museum conference will start. The whole ECC team is working very hard to make it to a success.

Tomorrow our first guests arrive (hope that Rahim gets his visum on time) and Thursday Jan, Paul, Dominique and Rudy will be driving several times to Brussels, Ghent and Lille to welcome the other guests. Sebastien is providing an afternoon program for the early birds and Veronique will be cooking a light lunch.

At 5:30 pm the conference really starts with a welcome presentation and a kick off workshop. The dinner will be a typical Flemish meal. And on Friday it will be a hard day of work. But we do assure you that it will be fun at the same time. And in the late afternoon we will be welcomed by the Mayor of Kruishoutem.

Saturday we’ll continue the conference and celebrate the 5th birthday of the ECC.

And guess what: you don’t have to take your umbrella! The weather will be great the whole weekend (sunny – between 22 and 26°C)

You can follow every step of the conference on this blog, our Facebookpages or Twitter @ecckruishoutem.



How to reach Kruishoutem? 2011/11/23

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By air

Brussels Airport, Belgium’s main international airport is situated in the town of Zaventem (appr. 65 kilometres/40 miles from Ghent). Flight schedules for departures and arrivals are available at the official Brussels airport website at

Brussels south Charleroi Airport is less accessible to Kruishoutem, but offers low cost flights from Southern and Eastern Europe

Lille Airport (France) is the nearest airport to Kruishoutem. It is a small airport with some direct flights from Southern Europe and Northern Africa

By train

There is a direct international (Thalys) train connection between Paris and Ghent. Participants coming from France or London can also take the train to Lille (France) because this is only 25 minutes from Kruishoutem.

If you are travelling from Amsterdam or London you can take the train to Brussels South (Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles midi).

At the airport or in the train station a teammember of the ECC will host you and drive you to Kruishoutem.

By car

Kruishoutem is on the highway E17 (exit 6) from Antwerp to Lille/Rijsel France. It is at about 20 minutes from Ghent and 25 minutes from Lille.

Coming from Brussels you can take the E40 to Ghent and follow the E17 direction Kortrijk/Rijsel(Lille).


Key dates 2011/11/03

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– 5 November 2011: approuval of concept by board of the ECC

– 10 November 2011: invitations to founding partners

–  1 February 2012: general invitations

–  31 March 2012: final deadline inscriptions

–  15 April: introduction papers

–  May: full program available

–  July: all information about arrival and departures is communicated to the organizers

–  August: personalised program for each participant


Go! 2011/11/01

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We are very proud to announce that the 4th World Cartoon Museums  Meeting will take place in Kruishoutem (Belgium).

The conference will take place from 7 – 9 September 2012 and will be hosted by the European Cartoon Centrum of Kruishoutem.

Participation is on invitation only, due to organisational reasons the number of participants will be limited to 30 persons.

All information about the conference you’ll find on this blog.


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