For groups of at least 20 people, our visits service organises visits in any of the 24 official languages of the EU. The visits are suitable for:
Information sessions can be organised on most working days, between 9 and 11 am or between 1.30 and 4 pm.
We only offer one type of visit - information sessions. They usually last between 1 and 2 hours and consist of:
The talk may be either a general introduction to the European Council and the Council or a presentation on a more specific topic. Seminars can also be held on request.
For security reasons, guided tours of the building are not possible.
Information sessions should be reserved at least 3 months in advance. Once we receive your request, we will contact you to confirm your visit.
The request should be made by:
School groups must be accompanied by at least one adult for every 10 pupils.
Please note that the visits service reserves the right to put two compatible groups together for organisational purposes or to cancel a scheduled visit that does not meet the procedural requirements.
In exceptional circumstances, resulting from political developments or last-minute Council meetings, the visits service may cancel visits that have already been arranged, even at short notice.
The Council buildings are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Tel: +32 22812140
Justus Lipsius building
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 145
Info Point Europa
Rue Archimède/Archimedesstraat 1
Information sessions take place in one of the Council buildings in Brussels:
Coaches carrying visitors can stop in front of the main entrance of the Justus Lipsius building to drop them off and pick them up. There are train and metro stations and a bus stop in the immediate vicinity.
The Council and the European Commission have a joint information and documentation centre which has an information desk and offers free publications. The centre Info Point Europa is near the Council's headquarters and is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.