Step into the shoes of a Member of the European Parliament. Take a fast-track course on how Europe's democratically elected body works.
You will need to negotiate with fellow pupils to build the future you want for Europe. In imaginary political groups, you will discuss issues such as water solidarity and micro-chipping and will need to find a compromise in order to legislate. This activity is designed for groups of secondary school pupils and takes place at the Parlamentarium in Brussels.
The Role Play Game takes about 2 ½ hours and is free of charge. Groups should contain a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 32 students.
The game is provided in all 24 official languages.
No, the Role Play Game is free of charge.
Yes, the Role Play Game must be booked well in advance.
The Role Play Game is designed for groups only.
Yes, it has been designed to ensure easy wheelchair access. If you need a wheelchair, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone +32.2.283.22.22.
Yes, we ask all our visitors to pass their bags through a scanner and to step through a metal detector gate.
We would recommend you set aside at least 2½ hours.
There is a gift shop at the Parlamentarium. The shop has the same opening hours as the Centre itself.
There is a cafeteria in the Parlamentarium selling drinks and snacks.
No, the Role Play Game is available during weekdays only. However, the Visitors' centre is open seven days a week.
Monday 13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday, Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday, Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
The Parlamentarium is open all year round except on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 24, 25, 31 December.
All information is available in the 24 official EU languages.
Special lockers for groups are provided.
Public transport is strongly recommended as as there are limited parking facilities in the vicinity of the European Parliament. For coaches, there is a coach drop-off and pick-up area at the junction of rue d'Ardenne, rue Montoyer and rue du Remorqueur.
Yes, there is a bicycle stand outside the Parlamentarium. Please bring your own padlock as we do not supply them.
Parlamentarium - The European Parliament's Visitors' Centre
Willy Brandt Building
Rue Wiertz 60/ Wiertzstraat 60
24, 25, 31 December
Admission is free of charge
The Parlamentarium can be reached by bus, metro and train. You can also walk to the European district from the city centre. Public transport is strongly recommended as there are limited parking facilities in the vicinity of the European Parliament.
The three main Brussels railway stations - Brussels Midi, Brussels Central and Brussels Nord - are connected to Brussels Luxembourg, which is located 200 metres from the Parlamentarium.SNCB
The Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB) is the main public transport operator in Brussels. STIB trams, buses and underground trains form one network and you can switch easily from one to another using the same ticket.STIBBus
Buses 27 and 38 run from the city centre to Place Luxembourg
Buses 12 and 21 run from Brussels International Airport to Place Luxembourg
Lines 1 and 5 to Maelbeek and Schuman (10 minute walk to Parliament)
Lines 2 and 6 to Trône (7 minute walk to Parliament).
Cloakroom and lockers
No proof of identity is needed to enter the Parlamentarium. Upon arrival, you will be guided to our security checkpoint where your belongings will pass through a scanner.