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Past Events

There has been lots going on at the European Parliament campus

WORLD REFUGEE DAY Brussels - 20-06-2018 - 20-06-2018

Each day violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives. The United Nation’s World Refugee Day on 20 June commemorates their plight. To mark the day, Ahmad Joudeh, a Syrian ballet dancer who fled to the country, will perform a short piece on the Esplanade Solidarność 1980. Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will open the event at 1.30pm.


How can policies of the past improve democracy in our societies? On June 5, the European Observatory of Memories of the University of Barcelona and the House of European History will host a one-day open conference to discuss this question. Come and listen to relevant actors from different sectors to learn about the work in the field of memory and remembrance. Registration is now open.

STRASBOURG OPEN DAY 2018 Strasbourg - 10-06-2018 - 10-06-2018

On 10 June children and adults alike can discover the European Parliament in Strasbourg at the Open Day 2018. A special visit route with stands, children’s activities, debates inside the Hemicycle itself and more will make for an unforgettable day. Visitors will see how the European Parliament represents citizens and can celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Click for details.

LITERARY TOUR OF THE HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY Brussels - 23-05-2018 - 23-05-2018

The House of European History is excited to announce the first in a series of events that explore European literature. On 23 May you can take a guided tour of the museum with two European Union Prize for Literature winners. The tours will provide a personal perspective on European history and the way it is presented in the museum. Click for more details and how to register.


How much can food habits be considered part of European heritage? How do cooking, drinking and eating illustrate the impact of contact between different regions and nations? Join food history and anthropology specialists to discuss this everyday-life topic. After the debate, you will have the opportunity to taste some finger food prepared by the chef of the museum's restaurant.

CELEBRATE JAZZ AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Brussels - 25-05-2018 - 27-05-2018

The rhythm and the soul returns to the European Parliament for the Brussels Jazz Weekend. Take part in free open air concerts in Place du Luxembourg, or follow the Marching brass band concert on the Esplanade on Saturday. In between enjoying world-class jazz, take a look inside Station Europe discover the different activities for visitors at the European Parliament.

EVENT: ENGAGING WITH KOSOVO Brussels - 25-04-2018 - 25-04-2018

Former European Parliament Vice-President Ulrike Lunacek has released a book on her experiences in bringing Kosovo closer to the European Union. On 25 April at the Parlamentarium, Lunacek will present her book and discuss engaging with Kosovo. The event will take place in German, for more information and to register for the event, please email

SHAPING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE 25-04-2018 - 25-04-2018

Digital technologies and how we use them have reshaped the way we live and work. On 25 April the European Parliament will host “Shaping our digital future: the challenge of the digital revolution” a conference that will feed into proposals for an effective Digital Single Market Strategy. Discover the full programme and register now to join this high-level event.


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