Today we visited the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU where we received a warm welcome by Ms Ines Kindermann-Zeilinger and Ms Mirjam Dondi. Ms Dondi, the Head of Visitors‘ and Information Services, gave an informative talk about how Austrian interests are represented on the European level.
After that we wanted to visit the House of European History but our visit was cancelled at the last minute. The same happened with our scheduled visit to the Parlamentarium. It was a real shame that we were not able to see these places. However, luckily we were able to arrange a spontaneous meeting with Claudia Gamon, Member of European Parliament. We met up with her in a local café and could ask her anything about her work in Brussels.
As we had some time left, we went to a beer museum at Grand Place. Later, we got some free time and were allowed to stroll through the city centre before returning to the hotel.