Saarbrücken, the capital of the Federal State of Saarland, is located in the southwest of Germany on the border to France. The city can be reached by train within two hours from either Frankfurt or Paris.

The conference will take place in the Saarbrücker Schloss (Saarbrücken Castle), a former palace in the heart of the city. There are numerous hotels and restaurants around the market square within walking distance.

The castle is both an administrative centre and a venue for cultural events, conferences and festivities.