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Celebrate Europe Day at the European institutions in Brussels with the annual Open Day, a unique opportunity to explore the symbolic buildings of the European Capital. Special activities will include public debates, guided tours and games to show what the European Union does for you. You can follow the fun day on Twitter via #EUopenday

The ERC funded project COMPASS will be displayed on the R&I stand which will aim to show how, through Horizon 2020 - the biggest research and innovation programme in the world, the EU is supporting scientists, researchers and innovators from across Europe and beyond to make your life better and your future brighter.

COMPASS looks at ways to alter the current space mission design by exploiting natural and artificial orbit perturbations in order to significantly reduce the high cost of space missions and to create new opportunities for space exploration. The project will be presented by grantee Camilla Colombo’s team members Juan Luis Gonzalo Gomez, Matteo Romano, Erica Stella and Gianna Campaioli who are based at the Politecnico di Milano and will include two virtual reality interactive games. Wearing 3D glasses, participants will be able to travel through the solar system and closely observe planets and the moon as well as watch Earth-orbiting satellites moving among space debris.

Practical information

Accessing the event

We strongly advise you to use public transport to access the European neighbourhood.

  • Train:
    Brussels-Luxembourg and Brussels-Schuman stations
     
  • Bus:
    Lines 12, 21, 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop near the European Parliament
    Lines 12, 21, 22, 26, 60, 61 and 79 all stop near Rond-point Schuman
    Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport
     
  • Metro:
    The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trône on lines 2 and 6

A retro bus will transport visitors between institutions and Parc Royal.

More activities

Other activities will also take place in the streets of the European neighbourhood: