The Council of the European Union and the European Council invite you to the Open Day.
When: Saturday 4 May 2013, from 10:00 to 17:00
Where: Justus Lipsius building, Rue de la Loi 175, Brussels
Guests can start their visit with a 10-minute film entitled "The institutions of the European Union explained by their Presidents". During the guided tour which follows, all visitors will have a unique opportunity to see the rooms where the Heads of State or Government and the Ministers of the 27 Member States meet for summits and Council meetings. Visitors will follow the same itinerary as the Presidents and Prime Ministers at European summits.
They will be invited to peruse a variety of information stands illustrating the work of the General Secretariat of the Council, the European Union's (EU's) global presence with its military and civilian missions as well as several EU agencies contributing to the safety of European citizens. The Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU and the future Lithuanian Presidency will be taking part and will highlight culture and tourism. Quizzes will be on offer at a special stand, with prizes to be won. Publications providing general information will also be available. The exhibitors at the stands will be glad to answer any questions.
This year also, the Council Thinks Young and opens the doors to the new generations. There will be the opportunity for young people to debate with senior EU officials and professionals about their challenges and reflect on how to shape the future together. More details: http://thinkyoung.eu/the-council-of-the-eu-thinks-young/
Tours will be organised in sign language for visitors who sign up in advance using the form available on this page.