The Chamber

What happens in the Chamber?


Are you wondering what happens in the Chamber during plenary sittings?

This interactive animation will answer your questions.

Float the cursor over the various areas of the Chamber to find out what happens there: from the President's desk to the interpreters' booths, the political group seats and the visitors' gallery – it's all there!

Chamber seating plan


For plenary sittings, the 751 Members of the European Parliament meet in the Chambers in Strasbourg and Brussels.

Members sit in political groups. Those who do not belong to a group sit as non-attached Members.

There are two Chamber seating plans, one for Strasbourg and one for Brussels; they are updated for each part-session.

Priority information and documents

  • Deadlines for the May I part-session (Strasbourg)

    29-04-2016 12:45
    See document
  • Draft agenda for the sittings of 09-12 May 2016 (Strasbourg)

    29-04-2016 12:00
  • Recommendation of the IMCO Committee - Rule 105(6)

    27-04-2016 15:25
  • Actions taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

    07-04-2016 17:05