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Briefly, the European Union

culture walk

Briefly, the European Union

14 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Briefly, the European Union

culture walk

Briefly, the European Union

14 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The tour is composed of 8 stops within the EU’s “triangle of power”, marked by the imposing buildings of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament. We will literally walk through the European political landscape. I also add some of my personal anecdotes and you will learn a few “secrets” and inside stories :) We will walk through the European quarter to the Schuman roundabout. There, we will see some of the most imposing buildings of the European institutions, including the modernist Europa building, the star-shaped Berlaymont and the bunker-like Justus Lipsius. Later, you will also see the towering Paul-Henri Spaak building and the European Parliament hemicycle. At each stop, you will learn what happens behind these buildings’ walls, differences and the central role they play in European politics. Along the way, we will pass by some museums that you can visit if you want to continue your EU journey after the tour, such as the House of European History and Parlamentarium. We will also look at the lifestyle of the “eurocrats” working there. And how their work impacts all Europeans.This is an interactive storytelling tour, and I encourage guests to share the experiences they had with the EU institutions. Note that we'll not enter any EU building: access constraints (badge, wait, advance notice, etc) would distract us from the general story.

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Learn more about Elif

Elif

Hi! I tell stories through art and politics; I have a background in both: I make documentaries and I’m a political scientist specialized on European Affairs. Brussels has been my home for 12 years. I worked most of it for institutions in the EU quarter. I’ve guided ministers and other VIPs around the neighbourhood, but prefer to show it to real people. I always try to find unique ways of putting pieces together. You can also check-out my extended version of the tour “from Colonial to EU Power”. It is fun helping visitors peek behind the scenes ;) Let's discover the EU together in 1,5h.

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Where you'll be

We will make a rough circle starting from Schuman area, to the EU Parliament and Luxembourg square. We will safely stay away from the very touristic Manneken Pis :-)

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

The tour will take roughly 1,5h. Please try to be on time, otherwise you need to catch up the tour in schuman square. Mainly the course is flat, however there are a bit of stairs.

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Elif
Briefly, the European Union
14 reviews
From ₹1,541/person
14 reviews
From ₹1,541/person