The European Parliament is based in Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels. Most of the plenary sessions are held in Strasbourg, although the Members of the European Parliament have their main offices in Brussels, while Luxembourg hosts parts of the administration.
Visiting the European Parliament is a great way to find out about its work as the voice of European Union citizens, and about the impact it makes across both Europe and the world.
There is plenty to see and do in Brussels, be it visiting the hemicycle or exploring the cutting-edge Parlamentarium, experiencing the Role Play Game or discovering the past in the much-anticipated House of European History. These activities are designed to showcase and explain how the European Parliament works, where it came from and what it does for European Union citizens. They are all completely free of charge, and nearly all are available in each of the EU’s 24 official languages.
It’s also possible to visit the hemicycle in Strasbourg, which is where most of the plenary sessions are held and where the Euroscola programme for schools is based. A trip to the nearby Alsace Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck is an excellent complement to a trip to the European Parliament.
In Luxembourg, you can discover the European Parliament’s first purpose-built hemicycle and other buildings.
The Running for Europe team will line up for the 38th edition of the 20km of Brussels, running for climate to raise awareness of climate change. See the start and finish of the race from Parc Cinquantenaire and pass by the joint European Union institutions stand in between.Brussels - 28-05-2017
Over 10,000 visitors discovered the European Parliament. From Station Europe to the Hemicycle, they got to peek inside, as well as see the brand new House of European History. More than 100 volunteers helped make the day a success. Take a look at the photo gallery and join us next year!Brussels - 12-05-2017
Change your perspective at the brand new House of European History. An interactive exhibition, activities and events for people of all ages to learn, reflect and explore Europe's history from new angles. Stop by in leafy Leopold Park or book a group visit in advance!Brussels - 06-05-2017
Sixty years ago, the Treaty of Rome signed the creation of what is now the European Union, setting Europe on a new path. Times have changed since 1957 but the values that glue Europe together remain the same. A new display around the Agora skywalk portraits European citizen's everyday life.Brussels - 27-04-2017
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Celebrate food as European Union countries serve the finest dishes that their national cuisine has to offer, as well as other cultural delights. To visit Europe from the comfort of your plate, simply bring an empty stomach and curiosity to the European Parliament’s Esplanade from 12.30pm until 7pm.
The rhythm and the soul return to the European Parliament for this year’s Brussels Jazz Weekend. Freedom of speech and cultural diversity are at the heart of jazz and the European Parliament is proud to support the Place du Luxembourg stage, while the Parlamentarium will hold its own special event.
The Europa Experience in Berlin takes you on a journey through European politics, history and daily life in a fun and interactive way, all in 24 languages! More than 80.000 people have visited already, come and be part of it!
EPIO in Slovenia recently moved to new location, which includes an important addition: Europa Experience interactive multimedia center. It offers direct and fascinating insight into the EU decision making and presents how those decisions affect the life of European citizens.
The European Commission Visitors' Centre welcomes visitor groups (minimum 15) for presentations and discussion about its role as the political executive of the European Union. Visits should be booked at least 10 weeks in advance and can be tailored to suit the knowledge and the interests of groups.Brussels - 15-05-2017
Groups (min. 20 people) can visit for general or tailor made information sessions on how the national governments of Member States work at the European level. Visits are available in any of the 24 official European Union languages; suitable for 15+ years.Brussels - 15-05-2017
Visit the house of organised civil society for an interactive talk. Discover its three groups – employers, workers and various interests (such as professional, community and youth organisations, women's groups, consumers, environmental campaigners) – and how their rights are heard in the European Union.Brussels - 15-05-2017
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