Who can visit?
Groups only – 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 cannot arrange public visits for individuals.
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.
- Comprises of a general talk on 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.
- Comprises of an introduction on the role of the EU Institutions and especially that of the Commission followed by a presentation on a specific EU policy of direct interest to the group.
- Lasts three hours.
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.
- Comprises of a programme which is specially tailored to the interests of the group and can consist of an introduction to 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?
Fill in the online application form Given the large number of applications received, we usually need at least 10 weeks' notice to arrange a visit.
Where will the visit take place?
In the European Commission Visitors Centre in Brussels – rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels.
For security reasons we don't organise guided tours of Commission buildings.