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

  • Motion of censure on the Commission - lapsed

    19-05-2016 17:00
  • Draft agenda for the sittings of 06-09 June 2016 (Strasbourg)

    19-05-2016 08:45
  • Deadlines for the May II part-session (Brussels)

    18-05-2016 16:50
    See document
  • Actions taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

    18-05-2016 11:30
  • Final draft agenda for the sittings of 25-26 May 2016 (Brussels)

    17-05-2016 17:30