The Chamber

What happens in the Chamber?

Photograph of 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 plans

Interactive Hemicycle

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

  • Final draft agenda for the sittings of 31 May and 01 June 2017 (Brussels)

    18-05-2017 14:00
  • Deadlines for the May II part-session (Brussels)

    18-05-2017 13:00
    See document
  • Draft agenda for the sittings of 12-15 June 2017 (Strasbourg)

    18-05-2017 14:10
  • Deadlines for the June part-session (Strasbourg)

    22-05-2017 16:30
    See document
  • Decisions of several committees to enter into interinstitutional negotiations (CULT, INTA, ITRE, IMCO, PECH and LIBE )

    18-05-2017 12:30
  • Decision of the BUDG and ECON committees to enter into interinstitutional negotiations (no request for vote received)

    18-05-2017 09:00
  • Information booklet on the general revision of the Rules of Procedure

    27-02-2017 16:00
  • Actions taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

    03-05-2017 17:30