Visits

Information on visits for

  • A. Law Enforcement officials, Public Prosecutors or related Legal Entities, EU Institutions or Agencies and Public Institutions
  • B. Other groups not falling into the above categories 

A. Law Enforcement officials, Public Prosecutors or related Legal Entities, EU Institutions or Agencies and Public Institutions

Law enforcement officials, public prosecutors or related legal entities, EU institutions or agencies and public institutions can request a visit to Europol to learn about our role and activities. For this, a Visit Request Form must be completed.

Please note that we cannot accept visit requests from individuals.

Important

All fields on the visit request form must be filled out for the request to be assessed. Please allow approximately 7 working days for Europol to assess the visit request and to reply. 

The contact person is responsible for ensuring that all participants are well acquainted with the points below:

  • all visitors must register with Security and are therefore kindly requested to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the visit.
  • all visitors should bring a valid ID card or passport with them.  
  • no photo/video cameras or laptops are allowed into Europol premises. Safe boxes are available at reception to deposit these items.
  • unfortunately we cannot provide parking spaces on our premises
  • directions to arrive to our premises are available in the Contact us section 

B. Other groups not falling into the above category "A" 

  • Educational institutions and associations of citizens interested in European affairs, and other similar organisations, can also request a visit.
  • Students from disciplines such as law, European affairs and international relations will take priority.

Please note that we cannot accept visit requests from individuals but only groups (minimum of 20 persons).

Europol aims to accommodate as many visitors as possible on its premises. Requests are assessed on a first-come first-served basis, and all visits are allocated based on the availability of resources and meeting facilities.

The lectures offered, detailing Europol's role and activities, are given in English and last approximately one hour, including 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Completing the Visit Request Form

Please fill in all fields, taking into account the following remarks:

  • “Type of Visitors” field: please choose “Educational institution” or “Other”.
  •  “Information about the institution”: If you are applying on behalf of an educational institution, please give information about the type of studies the students are following. If you are from an association, please give as many details as possible about it and do not forget to include your association’s website address.
  • “Topics you would like to include on the agenda”: please leave this blank.

Important

All fields on the visit request form must be filled out so the visit request can be assessed. Please allow approximately 7 working days for Europol to assess the visit request and to reply. 

  • Once your visit is confirmed, the person responsible for the group (contact person) should send us the list of participants at least 1 week before the date of the visit. Failure to do so could result in the visit being cancelled. This list must be on official letterhead that includes the stamp of the educational institution or association, as well as full contact details. The list must be sent by email as an attached PDF document. The email address from which the document is sent must be an official email address from the educational institution or association.
  • In order to accommodate as many requests as possible, there may be mixed groups of visitors coming from different backgrounds for the same lecture and can be up to 40-60 participants, depending on the capacity of the meeting room booked for that date. This is why it is very important to mention the exact number of participants when requesting the visit.

The contact person is responsible for ensuring that all participants are well acquainted with the points below:

  • all visitors must register with Security and are therefore kindly requested to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the lecture.
  • all visitors should bring a valid ID card or passport with them.  
  • no photo/video cameras or laptops are allowed into Europol premises. Safe boxes are available at reception to deposit these items.
  • unfortunately we cannot provide parking spaces on our premises
  • directions to arrive to our premises are available in the Contact us section 

Privacy Statement - Europol photo database

Each visit to Europol is normally concluded with a group or visitor photo. Anyone taking part in the photo does so voluntarily and consents to the fact that the photograph may be added to the Europol photo database which records visits hosted. The photo of the visit may be made available to Europol staff via its secure intranet. The purpose of the image library is to store images for use by Europol and to also have a photographic record of Europol visitors 

On the database, the photo may be accompanied by your name, date of visit and name of the organisation you represent. This data is used solely for identification purposes. Europol fully respects your right to privacy and will not collect any other personal information about you without your consent. The photo will remain on the database for a period of maximum five years.

We follow strict security and data protection procedures for the storage and disclosure of information. We have never, nor will ever, sell or share this database with any third party for any purpose. Photographs of visitors will not be distributed outside Europol without prior consent of the photographed persons.

Only staff in Europol’s Corporate Communications Unit have access to the photo database and the Controller of the database is the Head of the Corporate Communications Unit. If you would like to access, amend or object to the data stored, please contact Europol’s Corporate Communications Unit (g4@europol.europa.eu). You have the right to recourse through Europol’s Data Protection Office (dpo@europol.europa.eu) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).