The role-play game is designed for groups of secondary school students. Players are split up into imaginary political groups and step into the shoes of Members of the European Parliament. By debating on actual issues and themes, they learn how European Union legislation is created and how the future of Europe is forged.
The role-play game reveals the full extent of the legislative process, from consulting interest groups and forming alliances to negotiating with other institutions and speaking to the media.
The game lasts 2 ½ hours, must be pre-booked and is free of charge. Sessions are held once on Monday afternoons and twice per day from Tuesday to Sunday. Groups should consist of a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 32 students.
Due to high demand, it is recommended to book the role-play game at least 4 months in advance.
The Parlamentarium is closed on: 1 January / 1 May / 1 November / 24, 25, 31 December.
Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament
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 Zweig 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.
The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.
Visitors to the European Parliament in Brussels can now leave their car in the car park, by sending the booking request at least one working day in advance of a visit.