skip to content

Esplanade Solidarność 1980

The main artery of the European Parliament site
 

The Esplanade Solidarność 1980 – with the Agora Simone Veil at its centre – defines the European Parliament site in Brussels, connecting its buildings with the Place du Luxembourg, the Brussels-Luxembourg train station and Parc Léopold. It’s the ideal place to grab a sandwich, read a book, or even just soak up the atmosphere of the European Parliament.

 

SOLIDARNOŚĆ 1980 - A BIT OF HISTORY

Solidarność was founded in Poland in 1980 during a series of strikes against the country’s totalitarian regime. Ten million Poles joined this independent and autonomous trade union. The regime reacted with persecutions, arrests and the murder of political opponents. But the changes initiated by Solidarność eventually led to peaceful negotiations with the communist government, which resulted in the first partially free elections in June 1989. Following these elections, Poland became the first central and eastern European country to be led by a non-communist government. In turn, this set in motion democratic changes in other countries – leading to the fall of the Iron Curtain and the unification of Europe.

 

AN IMPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURAL BACKDROP

 .

The Agora Simone Veil is at the centre of the Esplanade Solidarność 1980 and offers an impressive architectural backdrop. It is a great place from which to admire the architecture of the European Parliament’s Altiero Spinelli, Willy Brandt and Joszef Antall buildings. All three (as well as other European Parliament buildings) are named after charismatic figures who played an important role in the construction of the European Union.

 .
 

A DYNAMIC HUB

The Esplanade Solidarność 1980 hosts more than 40 public events every year, run by the European Union institutions and other organisations. Keep an eye on the agenda!

You are a public events organiser?

The Esplanade Solidarność 1980 could be just the place to host your event! All requests are assessed in accordance with strict criteria by a committee representing the European Parliament and the local authorities.

Further information can be found here:

For further details on the procedures, please contact either the European Parliament or the Ixelles municipal administration.

Useful documents:

 

AGENDA BRUSSELS

THE 28 IN YOUR PLATE

Brussels
22-06-2016

Esplanade Solidarność

MINI PLENARY SESSION

Brussels
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
28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018
02/05/2018 - 03/05/2018
28/11/2018 - 29/11/2018
30/01/2019 - 31/01/2019
03/04/2019 - 04/04/2019

Mini Plenary Session

Plenary
Exhibition
Other

GETTING THERE

ESPLANADE SOLIDARNOŚĆ 1980
Place du Luxembourg / Luxemburgplein 100
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

Train

Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament

Belgian Railways

Bus

Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament.
Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.

Metro

The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.

Public transport in Brussels
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 

Managing cookies on Parliament's website

This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience.

Accept Refuse Accept