European Economic and Social Committee
Visit the house of organised civil society for an interactive talk. Discover its three groups – employers, workers and various interests (such as professional, community and youth organisations, women's groups, consumers, environmental campaigners) – and how their rights are heard in the European Union.
The European Parliament is the heart of democracy in the European Union, representing more than 500 million people. Find out more about the European Parliament by visiting for free in any of the 24 official European Union languages.
Hemicycle debating chamber, explore the debating chamber, explore the
Parlamentarium visitors’ centre (and its
role-play game) or discover the
House of European History to find out about how the European Parliament works and its impact on Europe and beyond. to find out about how the European Parliament works and its impact on Europe and beyond.
European Parliament visiting website for information on group sizes, opening times, booking requirements and age restrictions, or simply stop by
Station Europe on Place du Luxembourg.
European Council and Council of the European Union
The Visitors' Centre allows you to experience the unique feeling of stepping in "The House of the Member States". You will be able to test your understanding of the role of the two institutions - the European Council and the Council of the European Union - in a dynamic, interactive way. The Visitors' Centre is open from Monday to Friday between 10:30 and 16:00. Further details on how to book your visit can be found
The European Commission Visitors' Centre welcomes visitor groups (minimum 15) for presentations and discussion about its role as the political executive of the European Union.
Visits should be booked at least 10 weeks in advance and can be tailored to suit the knowledge and the interests of groups.