...but where will I stay?

First, you should check where is located your office: http://ec.europa.eu/oib/building_en.cfm

You can find accommodation...

...by using the following websites:
! ADVANTAGES: very dynamic sites with lots of offers, some of them providing pictures
...by contacting directly the landlords:
  • Leila (French speaking), Tel: 0032 478 330 999: Three bedroom apartment, Molenbeek-Saint Jean (residential area), ideal for three trainees, fully furnished, 500 euro/person, all charges included, very nice and helpful landlady. Posted in Jannuary 2008, by former trainee and tenant Norel Neagu
  • Laurent Servais - 0032 487 36 39 76 or Jasmin Servais - 0032 497 44 87 30, IXELLES
    Furnished apartment - Very good condition, 2nd floor, building with lift, 2 bedrooms (one very big with double bed), fully equiped kitchen, very large dining/living room, wc, bathroom, wash. and dry. machines, home cinema.
    Available on the 1st of March. Close to the Public Transports. Posted in Jannuary 2008, by former trainee Daniel Oliveira
  • Mme SALUM - cinniadmilano@yahoo.it or +33663719588. Very nice and bright studio (50 sq m) located in a lively neighbourhood close both to the EC and the centre. Metro Hotel de Monnaies and Louise very close. Completely furnished and equipped and newly renovated. I strongly recommend it! Available from 1.03.08. Price is 550 euros charges excluded. Mme SALUM (cinniadmilano@yahoo.it - +33663719588). Posted in Jannuary 2008, by former trainee and tenant Valentina Ramaschiello
  • Desi - Desislava-Georgieva.Martinova@ec.europa.eu. Apartment available to be rented on 1st of March, 10 min walking distance from Schuman, park Ambiorix. The rent is 585 EUR (monthly charges 70 EUR). Posted on February by former trainee and tenant Desislava Martinova
! ADVANTAGES: these are places where former stagiaires used to live in!
...by choosing to live in 'colocation'
  • Daniel Buelens, dbuelens@scarlet.be, Collocation in Rue des deux tours, 75 - 1210 Brussels, its in St.Jose, 5 min from Madou and 10 min from Schuman. You share the house with 15 other tenants, its very basic but its cheap, I paid 300 euros a month, and everything is included, also laundry machine and internet. Posted in Jannuary 2008, by former trainee and tenant Hampus
  • Mr Herman Luyten - : +32 1451 56 93 or +31 653 42 87 40,herman.LUYTEN@ec.europa.eu. 10/15 minutes walk to Schumann & 20/25 minutes walk to place Luxembourg; 2 bus stops (number 34 & 36 ) and 1 tramway stop (number 81) very closed to the flat, Internet connection and phone; Big rooms, oven, micro-wave, computer, washing machine, dryer; Nice flatmates (6 flatmates); Very closed to the shops (GB and Delhaize; Banks; Casa; Phone House; others)
    But: I have to buy an electric heater (15 euros) because it can be cold sometimes in the rooms; I know I could find something cheaper but La Chasse (area where the flat is) is a well-located area. Posted by former stagiaire and tenant Charles
  • We have rented a very nice flat in Rue de la grande ile 4, directly at Place St. Géry and we are looking for a third flatmate from March to August 2008. It close to Metro De Brouckère. The flat includes two bathrooms, a modern kitchen, washing-machine, TV, roof terrace etc. It costs 500 Euro per months, deposit 800 Euro.As we get the keys on Friday, you are welcome to visit it Friday afternoon or evening. If you are interested, please give me a call on Friday to arrange the visit (Tel. 0032495183865, E-mail: st.friedrich@yahoo.de). Posted in February 2008
  • Apartment(120 sqm) out of which 2 fully furnished rooms are available for renting to girlstagiaires of the E.C., even for very short period.

    The address of the place is :
    85, avenue L.Wiener
    1170 Bruxelles.
    0478 533114.

    Easy connection with the E.C. via the metro(line A) or the bus 95.
    If you want more informations or pictures, don't hesitate to contact pamerten@ulb.ac.be. Posted in October 2008
  • For girlstagiaire, a room to rent from Februari the 1st.

    At this address, near the metrostation Beaulieu:
    85, av.L.Wiener
    1170 Bruxelles.

    Price: 390 euros.

    Patrice Mertens - 0478 533114. Posted in November 2008

  • Flatshare / 1 room to let in a flat from the 1st of March 2010

    - Address: Avenue de l’ Emeraude, B-1030, Brussels.
    - Type of accommodation: furnished Room in a fully furnished flat on the 5th floor (with elevator).
    - Description (flat): very spacious living/dining-room, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, WC, built-in wardrobe, wine cellar, washing-machine, dishwasher, microwave.
    - Description (room): bed, desk, closet, night table, glazed balcony (very luminous).
    - Location: nice, safe and residential neighbourhood, all kinds of stores, three large supermarkets and fitness club nearby.
    - Transportation: 1 minute walking distance from Meiser & Diamant which are transport hubs; buses 12/21 to NATO, DGT, EP and to the airport; tram 23/24/25 to Montgomery (underground); buses 29/63 to the Central Railway Station (Gare Centrale); walking distance to Schuman Square.
    - Price: 470 Euros per month, “charges” included apart from internet.
    - Pictures available at:
    http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Emeraude66/Appartement?authkey=Cco6tXVIMuI#5235443805820850034
    and more details upon request!
    - Contact: Apostolos at +32 (0) 488 47 98 18 or ap_aravanis [ a t ] hotmail.com

The Conferences Days, from the first week, are the best place and moment to find your house mates. Many trainees will be in the same situation as you!
www.facebook.com is a very good channel of networking with former, current or future trainees!

  • AVAILABLE ON THE 1st OF APRIL! Bernardita Cardenas, E-mail: bernardita@fastmail.fm. Five rooms in Watermael - Boitsfort (residential area), in a very nice, new furnished house. 20 min by bus or metro to the center. The kitchen is fully equiped and it is shared, as well as the bathroom. Internet connection is provided. Price: between 400 and 450E/month, all charges included. Posted in Jannuary 2008, by former trainee and tenant Felicia Stoica

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Daniel Buelens, dbuelens@scarlet.be,

Collocation in Rue des deux tours, 75 - 1210 Brussels, its in St:Jose, 5 min from Madou and 10 min from Schuman.

You share the house with 15 other tenants, its very basic but its cheap, i paid 300 euros a month, and everything is included, also laundry machine and internet.

Anonymous said...

After discussion I have already created a facebook group for the March traineeship, so the discussions on the more complex topic can take place and don’t overwhelm your blog. Could you please post an invitation on your blog? The group is for the accepted trainees and can be found under European Commission Traineeship Summer 2009. You can find it on facebook. It is a closed group, you have to tell in a message where have you been accepted. Thank you in advance.

Felicia Stoica said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=41913760923

Hanna Kivistö said...

A newly renovated studio right next to the Madou tower (perfect for a DG EAC stagiaire for example). 500 EUR/month with all charges, weekly claening, wireless internet and a washing machine included. A really nice place, I live there during my stage in winter 08/09. The studio is free from 1st March.
hanna.kivisto@iki.fi

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lamin said...

I am offering accommodation for a tranee (M/F) in a spacious apartment with big terrace, high ceilings and wooden floors, maison de maitre, near the lakes of place flagey in ixelles. 10-15 min walk from Schuman. If you don't know Bruxelles, the location is in a really nice neighbourhood. I am working full time in a lobbying organisation and I need someone nice, clean, friendly, easy-going. I am learning French and Dutch so would be good if the trainee is from one speaks either one of these languages but I don't really care about where he/she comes from. You can reach me at +32 488 366 748, atanasovatina@libero.it
Tina

lamin said...

350 euros all included !!!

I am offering accommodation for a tranee (M/F) in a spacious apartment with big terrace, high ceilings and wooden floors, maison de maitre, near the lakes of place flagey in ixelles. 10-15 min walk from Schuman. If you don't know Bruxelles, the location is in a really nice neighbourhood. I am working full time in a lobbying organisation and I need someone nice, clean, friendly, easy-going. I am learning French and Dutch so would be good if the trainee is from one speaks either one of these languages but I don't really care about where he/she comes from. You can reach me at +32 488 366 748, atanasovatina@libero.it
Tina

Anonymous said...

Superb studio in European institutions area

EN
Location: Rue Philippe le Bon, 3 min walk away from Berlaymont, 7min from the European Parliament, metro station: Maelbeek, Arts-Loi; calm and safe neighbourhood
Description: completely renewed, 52m2 + basement
Kitchen and bathroom super equipped (washing machine, dishwasher, oven and 5 hot plates, microwave, coffee machine, etc.)
Lots of space and cupboards, double bed
Parquet and laminate, double glass
TV, internet, tel
Monthly rent: 625 €
Monthly charges : 30 €
To be rented from 01/12/2010

For pictures: http://www.immoweb.be/en/rent.Estate.cfm?IdBien=2847686&x=0&y=0

For visits: 0487/680453
Email: d.p.stoycheva(at)gmail.com


FR
Situation: Rue Philippe le Bon, 3 min à pied du Berlaymont, 7min du Parlement Européen, metro station: Maelbeek, Arts-Loi; quartier calm
Description: complètement renouvellée, 52m2 + cave
Cuisine et salle de bain super équipées(machine à laver/séche linge, lave-vaisselle, four, 5 bec, micro-ondes,etc.)
Beaucoup d´espace et placards, double lit
Parquet et laminat, double vitrage
TV, internet, tel
Loyer mensuel: 625 €
Charges mensuelles: 30 €
Libre le 01/12/2010

Pour des photos:
http://www.immoweb.be/fr/Rent.estate.cfm?idbien=2847686&ongletactif=4&xincludedetail=4&mycurrent_section=Rent&xbg=N#onglet

Pour des visits: 0487/680453
Email: d.p.stoycheva(at)gmail.com

valentina said...

I will be leaving my flat near Schuman (metro Merode, 10 minutes walk from Schuman, very safe residential area) mid March. The flat is 30sqm, first floor, in a quiet building. The flat has been completely renovated one year ago, is furnished (canapè-lit, cupboard, table with four chairs, kitchen furniture), has a small kitchen and a bathroom with shower. Price: 520 a month + 70 euros charges for a six-month contract, or 470 + 70 eur charges for a one-year contract, available from March 17th 2011. Interested people can contact the landlady directly at +32 (0) 476847472 or at macchiavernamr@yahoo.fr. Visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 to 13.00 and 14.30 to 18.30.