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 24-27 October 2016 (Strasbourg)

    20-10-2016 16:00
  • Deadlines for the October II part-session (Strasbourg)

    20-10-2016 17:00
    See document
  • BUDGET 2017 - Report A8-0287/2016 part 2: Decisions taken by the Committee on Budgets on the draft amendments

    17-10-2016 18:30
    See document
  • Actions taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

    18-10-2016 12:00