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European Commission Visitors' Centre

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 français (fr) .


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 pdf - 120 KB [120 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) .

 

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.

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