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Visit the European Parliament

Come and be part of it
Visit the European Parliament European Parliament, Come and Be part of it

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.




Find out what's going on at the European Parliament!

OPEN DAY OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS 2017 Strasbourg - 14-05-2017

For the first time, the Council of Europe will jointly host the European Parliament’s open day in Strasbourg on Sunday, 14 May, from 10.00 to 18.00. Visitors will have the opportunity to look around both institutions: start at the main entrance of the European Parliament before taking the footbridge over the River Ill to the Council of Europe building.  

OPEN DAY 2017: CELEBRATE EUROPE DAY Brussels - 06-05-2017

The Open Day is your chance to get closer to the people you elect to represent you and see how they work to defend your interests in the European Union. This year, on Saturday 6 May, the European Parliament in Brussels will welcome visitors from 10:00 to 18:00 to discover how it shapes the laws that affect Europe.

ELEVEN WOMEN FACING WAR Brussels - 01-03-2017 - 14-05-2017

Women and war are the subject of the Parlamentarium’s next temporary exhibition. Featuring powerful photographs and films by Nick Danziger, Eleven Women Facing War tells the story of the often-hidden world of women caught up in vicious conflict. The exhibition is supported by the International Red Cross Committee and is open from 8 March.

EUROPA EXPERIENCE IN BERLIN Berlin - 15-01-2017 - 15-01-2018

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!






Esplanade Solidarność


24/02/2016 - 25/02/2016
27/04/2016 - 28/04/2016
25/05/2016 - 26/05/2016
22/06/2016 - 23/06/2016
30/11/2016 - 01/12/2016
01/02/2017 - 02/02/2017
01/03/2017 - 02/03/2017
26/04/2017 - 27/04/2017
31/05/2017 - 01/06/2017
29/11/2017 - 30/11/2017

Plenary Session


18/01/2016 - 21/01/2016
01/02/2016 - 04/02/2016
07/03/2016 - 10/03/2016
11/04/2016 - 14/04/2016
09/05/2016 - 12/05/2016
06/06/2016 - 09/06/2016
04/07/2016 - 07/07/2016
12/09/2016 - 15/09/2016
03/10/2016 - 06/10/2016
24/10/2016 - 27/10/2016
21/11/2016 - 24/11/2016
12/12/2016 - 15/12/2016
16/01/2017 - 19/01/2017
13/02/2017 - 16/02/2017
13/03/2017 - 16/03/2017
03/04/2017 - 06/04/2017
15/05/2017 - 18/05/2017
12/06/2017 - 15/06/2017
03/07/2017 - 06/07/2017
11/09/2017 - 14/09/2017
02/10/2017 - 05/10/2017
23/10/2017 - 26/10/2017
13/11/2017 - 16/11/2017
11/12/2017 - 14/12/2017

Plenary Session



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