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.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, 751 citizens from across the European Union fill the shoes of Members of the European Parliament in the Hemicycle and debate what the next 60 years might have in store.Brussels - 21-03-2017
Tweet to your heart’s content at the European Parliament thanks to new public wi-fi. Login details are displayed in all visitors areas in both Brussels and Strasbourg so now you can let the world know about your #visitep.Brussels, Strasbourg - 09-03-2017
Stop by the Parlamentarium to find out what people from around Europe said for the #ThisIsMy5 competition. To celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2016, the Parlamentarium asked social media users what their big 5 are: 5 loves, 5 goals, 5 dates...and they did!Brussels - 15-02-2017
Find out what's going on at the European Parliament!
In May each year, the European Institutions celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the European Union. Entertaining, informative activities are organised throughout Europe and beyond. This is an opportunity for citizens to learn about the day-to-day work of the institutions, as well as the broader issues, challenges and benefits of the European Union for its 508 million citizens.
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.
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.
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