Visits to the Permanent Representation

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

The Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU receives visitor groups to present the daily work of the representation and share information about the EU in general. The presentations are mainly given by the members of the Communications Team. If you are interested in hearing more about our daily work here in Brussels, send an email request to [email protected].

We also encouraged visits to the new Visitors’ Centre of the Council of the European Union to learn about the daily work of the Council. More information below:

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.

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 9 days/7 working days and a maximum 2 months in advance. However, it is recommended to make the reservation well in advance, for example 2 weeks before the visit in case of possible exceptions. Detailed instructions, cadendar, and the registration form are available here(Link to another website.).

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.(Link to another website.)

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