29th Jun 2022

EU institutions open to the public on Saturday

  • OPEN DAY - Last year the Council received around 3000 visitors who were curious to see the EU legislative body from the inside. (Photo: EUobserver)

As in previous years, the EU institutions in Brussels are organising an Open Day to commemorate the declaration by Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950 that launched the European integration process.

This year, the Open Day will take place on Saturday 3 May.

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The Council of the European Union will be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Justus Lipsius building, 175, Rue de la Loi in Brussels. Last year the Council received around 3000 visitors who were curious to see the EU legislative body from the inside.

This year a ten-minute video on the Council will be shown and visitors will then able to join guided tours around the building lasting thirty minutes. After the tour, visitors will be offered drinks, gifts and a range of publications.

In the European Parliament there will be a debate on the future of Europe as well as workshops on various political issues.

Outside the building there will be folklore shows and musical entertainment.

A free bus service will provide transport between the European institutions that are open to the public on Saturday.

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