Who can visit?
Groups – of 15 or more people aged 15 and over (e.g. schoolchildren, students, professional groups and social partners or any other interest group).
The Commission office in Luxembourg also organises information visits .
What types of visit are available?
There are 3 basic types of visit:
General Information Visits
- Aimed at people with little or no previous knowledge of the EU including high school groups.
- About the role of the European Commission as the political executive of the EU (in the language of the group where possible) followed by a question and answer session.
- Lasts 90 minutes.
Specific Information Visits
- Aimed at undergraduate students and specific interest groups.
- About the role of the European Commission as the political executive of the EU followed by a presentation on a specific EU policy of direct interest to the group.
Tailored Information Visits
- Aimed at journalists, national and local government representatives, business associations, professional groups from the public and private sector, trade unions, academics including post graduate and research students.
- Specially tailored to the interests of the group. Can include an introduction on the role of the European Commission as the political executive of the EU followed by up to 4 presentations on specific EU policies given by Commission officials dealing with the issues involved.
- Lasts either half a day or one full day.
How to apply?
Given the large number of applications received, we usually need at least 10 weeks' notice to arrange for a visit. In order to fill in the online application form, you must first create an ECAS account [120 KB] .
Where will the visit take place?
In the European Commission Visitors' Centre in Brussels – rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels (entrance to the Visitors' Centre at Rue du Taciturne).
For security reasons we don't organise guided tours of Commission buildings.