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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.

The visit lasts between one and two hours.


To organise a visit, please fill in the Visit request form or address your request by e-mail to visitesCESEateesc [dot] europa [dot] eu. 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, Croatian, 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 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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