Do you want to know more about the role of the only EU institution directly elected by Europe's citizens? The European Parliament's brand new visitors centre in Brussels will give you a unique insight into the work of MEPs and how their work touches your daily life. The Parlamentarium will open to the public on Friday 14 October at 1000 CET.
It's the first citizens' centre fully accessible in 23 languages.
You will be guided through the state-of-the-art exhibition by an electronic multimedia guide that will help you to discover the past, present and future of the Parliament and the European Union.
"The exhibition shows that Europe has come a long way - surviving two world wars, reuniting a divided continent and now sharing a joint political project which, I am convinced, will thrive and prevail over the challenges we face today," EP President Jerzy Buzek said.
Through innovative and entertaining multimedia tools, children and adults will be able to experience the European Parliament in a unique and interactive experience, combining information, education and entertainment.
It opens to the public on 14 October but get a preview through our photos and click on the link to new visitors homepage to find out more.
The three winners of the Facebook-competition will be in Brussels for the special opening on 11 October.
- Opening days: Open 7/7 (closed Monday morning). Closed 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 24, 25, 31 December.
- Entry is free
- Language: multimedia guide in 23 languages
Parlamentarium - The European Parliament's Visitors' Centre
Rue Wiertz 60/Wiertzstraat 60
Willy Brandt building