Visit the EESC

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

We also organise virtual visits in the form of videoconferences which enable participants to have direct contact with our speaker without travelling to Brussels. The visit lasts between one and two hours.

How to book a visit

To organise an in-person or virtual visit, please fill in the Visit request form or address your request by e-mail to VisitEESC. 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.

How to find us?

Address – (European quarter in Brussels):
rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101
1040 Brussels

The closest metro station is Maelbeek and there are several buses that stop near the EESC headquarters. See: Useful information and links to plan your trip.


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

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