Visit the EESC


The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is happy to welcome visitors from all over the world and explain them its role and activities.

Many of our visitors are members of civil society organisations or students specialising in EU affairs and come from all the Member States as well as outside of the EU.

Every visitors group is welcomed by a member of our team and by a speaker, who explains the structure and activities of the EESC and its role in the decision-making process of the European Union. The presentation is interactive and followed by an exchange of views with the participants.

To organise a visit, please fill in the Visit request form or address your request by fax to the number (0032) 2 546 97 64. Applications should be sent at least three weeks in advance. Please indicate the date requested, the number of participants and your preferred EU official language (Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish). Groups requiring a speaker specialised in a particular subject should inform us in advance. The visit lasts between one and two hours.

Comments of previous visitors

Some of our visitors left a message. If you would like to leave your comments or suggestions, please fill in the Visit evaluation form.

"This contact with Mr. Xirouchakis and the important information he delivered to the group proved to be most helpful and creative, especially in this crucial period of the European economic crisis, which seems to endanger the European cohesion. Many thanks." Chrysoula Paliadeli, MEP, Greece

"I feel more inspired after visiting the EESC. Thank You!" Catria, EU studies

"Thank you very much for the fantastic visit and the highly intellectual discussion!" University of Latvia


The EESC can welcome visitors groups from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. (1 p.m. on Fridays). There are no visits on official holidays. Visitors can have lunch in the EESC canteen as from 1.30 p.m.

How to find us?

You can reach us at 99-101 rue Belliard, in the Brussels European quarter. The closest metro station is Maalbeek and there are several buses that stop near the EESC headquarters. You can plan your trip with the help of the Brussels transport website.

European Quarter and position of the EESC buildings








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Mr. Malosse and Mr. Mallia and the Maltese visitorsMr. Malosse and Mr. Mallia and the Maltese visitors

Mr.Nilsson Mr. Eriksson and Mr. van Oorschot  with "Agrarische Hogeschool HAS Den Bosch"Staffan Nilsson, Mr. Eriksson and Mr. van Oorschot  with the "Agrarische Hogeschool HAS Den Bosch"

Béatrice Ouin with "Maison de l'Europe Rennes - Haute Bretagne"

Béatrice Ouin with "Maison de l'Europe Rennes"

Antonello Pezzini (Cochet) with "ISG de Paris"

Antonello Pezzini with "ISG de Paris"

Oliver Röpke with "Syndicalistes autrichiens"

Wolfgang Greif with "Board Members of Trade Union GPA-djp" Wolfgang Greif with "Board Members of Trade Union GPA-djp"