Visits to the Permanent Representation

Finland's Permanent Representation to the EU is now fully engaged in preparing for Finland’s upcoming EU Presidency that will start in July 2019. Due to this busy period and a lack of space, we regret that we cannot currently receive any visitor groups at the Permanent Representation. You are therefore encouraged visit the new Visitors’ Centre of the Council of the European Union to learn how the EU actually works.

Visitors’ Centre of the Council of the European Union

At the Visitors’ Centre, you can make a virtual tour of the Council’s history and daily activities. You will find, in all EU languages, written materials, video presentations and humorous quizzes explaining the Council’s activities.

The Visitors’ Centre is open from Monday to Friday between 10.30 and 16.00. Group visits can be organised on most weekdays from 9.00 to 11.00, and from 13.30 to 16.00. Groups may either request an information presentation by a guide on a topic of their choice (the Finnish EU Presidency, for example), or visit the Centre freely on their own, without a guide. They may also book a brief guided tour of the Council building.

Entrance to the Visitors’ Centre is free. It is located in the Justus Lipsius building in the following address: Rue de la Loi 175, 1048 Brussels, Belgium.

Visitors’ Centre of the Council of the European Union. Copyright: European Union
Visitors’ Centre of the Council of the European Union.

How to register for a visit

Groups of less than 20 people

Groups consisting of a maximum of 19 participants can register for an individual visit. You need to make a reservation at least 5 working days and a maximum 2 months in advance. Detailed instructions and the registration form are available here.

Groups of at least 20 people

Groups of a minimum of 20 participants should submit a request for a visit at least 3 months in advance. Detailed instructions and the registration form are available here.

For further questions regarding the Visitors’ Centre of the Council of the European Union, please contact the Finnish Permanent Representation’s Communications Assistant Joona Suni at [email protected] .