The Court of Justice aspires to bring the Court closer to its citizens, including by organising visits. The visits are intended to enable a better understanding of the purpose and the fundamental role of the EU Courts and to show how the judgments of the Court have a direct impact on the lives of European citizens.
Due to the specific nature of the activities of the institution, the Court of Justice of the European Union receives, at its seat in Luxembourg, specialized groups such as national judges, barristers, solicitors, university professors, in-house lawyers, etc.
The Court also welcomes large numbers of other visitors, particularly law students.
While in-person visits are still the recommended way to discover the institution, virtual visits are now possible.
Visits to the Court of Justice are restricted to the Court terms and take place on working days between 8 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.
For individual visits or tours, please refer to the relevant page.
Visits organised by the Seminars and Visits Unit are free of charge and take place in all official languages of the European Union.
In the context of the ‘EMAS’ system, the Visits Service of the Court of Justice of the European Union is committed, in all its activities, to act in an environmentally friendly manner and continuously improve its actions, in particular, by offering virtual programmes and distributing dematerialized documentation.
Before requesting a visit to the Court, please read carefully the information concerning the conditions of registration and organisation.
The Visits Service offers two types of activities: visits and seminars.
Both activities are available in in-person and virtual formats.
The My Visit application is used to manage both in-person and virtual visits. The group leader is requested to use this application to make the reservation request. When making your request, please specify, in the ‘remarks’ section, if you want the virtual format.
For both in-person and virtual visits, you can chose the programme components that best match your interests and your legal knowledge, and which fit in with your time constraints.
These programme components can be selected in the questionnaire that you are asked to complete in the ‘My Visit’ application (see the section on ‘Connection to My Visit’). Subject to the availability of Court staff and other resources, the Visits Service will do its best to accommodate your choice.
Virtual visits are organised under the same conditions as in-person visits. However, the size of the group is not limited to 35 participants. You are free to choose from the programme components mentioned in the preceding section to organise your programme. Virtual visits can be adapted to the level of knowledge and to the interests of the group. The Court of Justice has a platform designed for these programmes, but, under certain conditions, the Visits Service may also accept the virtual visit taking place via the platform of your choice. The participants can log in individually and the Visits service will provide you with a login link and, if necessary, the date and link for a possible login test.
You can request a virtual visit via the ‘My Visit’ application (see the section on ‘Connection to My Visit’). When making your request, please specify, in the ‘remarks’ section, if you want the virtual format.
Within a reasonable period of time (at least two weeks before the date), you can also request to change your in-person visit into a virtual visit or vice versa.
In case of difficulty or for any question related to the organisation of your visit, please contact the Visits Service (contact form - ‘organised visits’ section).
Seminars lasting one or two days and proposing programs more closely tailored to the interests of participants can be arranged at the request of a group of judges.
The aim of these seminars is to contribute to the dissemination and better understanding of EU law in order to better its application. The seminars are also intended to facilitate dialogue between national judges and EU judges and judicial cooperation between different Member States.
The seminars are also available in virtual format.
If you are interested in a specific format, please contact the Visits Service (contact form - ‘organised visits’ section) who will provide you with all the necessary instructions.
The My Visit application allows you to manage in-person and virtual visits. The group leader is requested to use the application to make their reservation. When making your request, please indicate, in the ‘remarks’ section, if you would like the virtual format.
To use the application, you must have a valid email address and you need to create your personal profile. Through the personal profile, you can:
Once the request has been made, you will be able to log on to your personal profile and:
If you encounter any problems when using the My Visit application, you can consult the online user handbook by clicking on ‘?’ or use the contact form - ‘organised visits’ section.
If you do not have an email address, please go to Contact.
Thanks to the donations and loans of the Member States, the Court of Justice of the European Union holds a collection of art works representative of Europe’s cultural heritage. The architectural intervention of Dominique Perrault in the buildings of the Court has enabled the reorganisation and showcasing of that collection. The Visits Service of the CJEU regularly organises free guided visits to appreciate this art collection in an emblematic architectural context.
These tours are organised, according to a predefined schedule, in English, French or German, for up to 20 visitors per tour. Anyone interested in taking part in such a tour is requested to register at least 2 working days in advance, using the registration form. Visitors with confirmed places are requested to come to the visitor’s entrance (plan) 15 minutes before the start of the tour, bringing with them an identity document.
Additional guided tours, for groups only (of at least 7 participants), can be organised on request to the Visits Service (contact form – ‘organised visits’ section).