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Role Play Game for schools

Step into the shoes of a Member of the European Parliament

Secondary school students can take a crash course in European lawmaking as they negotiate new legislation for the European Union.


The Role-Play Game is designed for groups of secondary school students aged from 14 to 18+ and takes place at the Parlamentarium in Brussels.

Divided into imaginary political groups, students become Members of the European Parliament and learn to negotiate between themselves to build the future they want. Players must work together and make difficult decisions as they tackle issues such as water scarcity and the implications of technological advances.

The Role-Play Game aims to show how EU legislation is created, from consulting interest groups and forming alliances to negotiating with other institutions and speaking to the media.

The Role-Play Game lasts about 2 ½ hours and is free of charge. Games are held once on Monday afternoons, three times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and twice on Thursdays and Fridays. Groups should consist of a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 32 students.

Centre is closed on:
1 January / 1 May / 1 November / 24, 25, 31 December


Owing to high demand, please book the Role-Play Game at least 4 months in advance.

European Parliament facilitiesServices and cafés in EP premises


Willy Brandt Building
Rue Wiertz 60/ Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Brussels


Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament

Belgian Railways


Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament.
Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.


The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.

Public transport in Brussels

Atrium welcome point

The Atrium entrance in Rue D'Ardenne allows for pick-up and drop-off by bus and for visitors to get their bearings before starting the visit.
Closed from 26 March to 2 April and from 1 July to 31 August.