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Open day of European institutions in Brussels

Open day of European institutions in Brussels

To celebrate Europe Day, the European institutions in Brussels will open their doors to the public on 6 May from 10.00 to 18.00.

It is a unique opportunity for citizens to discover how the European institutions work, what their main priorities are and what concrete actions they undertake. Throughout the day, visitors can participate in debates, gather information and enjoy guided tours of the buildings.

Don't miss the highlights of this year's event: the opening of the House of European History and the brand new Europa building, main seat of the European Council and the Council of the European Union.

 

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Find out about the activities in Brussels

European Parliament

The European Parliament represents the opinions of 500 million European citizens, through their elected MEPs. Discover this institution and its role as defender of citizens’ interests.

Address: Esplanade Solidarność, Place du Luxembourg/Luxemburgplein 100, 1047 Bruxelles/Brussel (Google Maps)

Visiting hours: 10.00–18.00

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Council of the European Union / European Council

Discover the place where European leaders take their decisions. Walk in the footsteps of your President or Prime Minister in the new Europa building - the House of the Member States.

Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 175, 1048 Bruxelles/Brussel (Google Maps)

Visiting hours: 10.00-18.00  Last guided tour: 17.00

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European Commission

Discover the nerve centre of the European Commission, the Berlaymont building. About 30 stands will show in a playful and interactive way the main policies of the EU and will highlight the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, the White Paper on the future of Europe, the European Solidarity Corps initiative and the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Program. A series of mini citizen dialogues will give people a chance to talk directly with personalities of the European Commission and, on an exceptional basis, the press room will be open to visitors.

Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel (Google Maps)

Visiting hours: 10.00-18.00

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European Court of Auditors

Meet the EU's auditors. Learn how they safeguard the financial interests of the EU citizens. Test your auditing skills in a quiz and see if you have what it takes to become an EU auditor.

Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel (Google Maps)

Visiting hours: 10.00-18.00

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European External Action Service

Different stands will showcase the main activities carried out inter alia in our Common Security & Defence Policy missions and operations. You can also come and chat with EU Delegations staff around the world. This year's focus is on the 60th anniversary of the European Union.

Address: Rond Point Schuman/Schumanplein 9A, 1000 Bruxelles/Brussel (Google Maps)

Visiting hours: 10.00-18.00

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European Economic and Social Committee

Visit the only institution representing Organised Civil Society in Europe (employers, workers and various interests groups) and learn how the EESC works. Find out about our Committee and discuss with the EESC's members to understand their role in the EU's decision-making process.

Address: Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101, 1000 Bruxelles/Brussel (Google Maps)

Visiting hours: 10.00-18.00

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European Committee of the Regions

Experience Europe's diversity, and get an insight into the European assembly of regional and local representatives. In the spotlights this year: the excellence of EU regions and cities!

Address: Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101, 1000 Bruxelles/Brussel (Google Maps)

Visiting hours: 10.00-18.00

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European Data Protection Supervisor

Whether shopping online, using a smartphone or applying for jobs, data protection affects us all. Visit the EDPS stand at the European Commission to find out more about how data protection affects you!

Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel (Google Maps)

Visiting hours: 10.00-18.00

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Practical information

Accessing the event

We strongly advise you to use public transport to access the European neighbourhood.

  • Train: Brussels-Luxembourg and Brussels-Schuman stations
  • Bus: Lines 12, 21, 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop near the European Parliament.
    Lines 12, 21, 22, 26, 60, 61 and 79 all stop near Rond Point Schuman.
    Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.
  • Metro: The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trône on lines 2 and 6.

An event train will transport visitors between institutions, and they are all within walking distance.

More activities

Several activities will also take place in the streets of the European neighbourhood, like the "Fête du Pain" on Rond Point Schuman.

Contact: contact@europeday.europa.eu