The European Parliament ensures that human rights are at the top of the European agenda. It takes initiatives in a range of areas such as preventing torture, the protection of minorities, conflict prevention, the protection of human rights activists, and the rights of indigenous people. By participating in election observation missions, the European Parliament makes a further contribution to strengthening democracy in third world countries.
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The European Parliament is a model – and a symbol – of cultural diversity. With its 766 Members, it is one of the world’s largest and most diverse international parliamentary bodies.
The brochure, which includes an introduction by President Antonio Tajani, starts by reviewing in brief the European Union's main achievements and the roles of its institutions before describing the work, powers and structure of Parliament. It goes on to outline how members of the public can visit Parliament and find out more about its history and how it works and about the European integration process in general.
From expert tours to a cutting edge visitors centre, there's something for everyone at the European Parliament in Brussels. This pocket guide, including a map, is designed to help visitors navigate around the Parliament campus in Brussels, explains what there is to do and provides further useful information. All of the activities are entirely free and are available in each of the EU's 24 official languages.