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Open Day of the European institutions 2017

Celebrate Europe Day with the European Parliament and the Council of Europe
 

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.

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WHAT'S THE PROGRAMME?

At 9.30, the Eurocorps will raise the European Union flag to mark the beginning of the open day and the North Germany Big Band will play the European Anthem. This will be followed by the official opening ceremony led by Vice-President of the European Parliament Rainer Wieland, at which Members of the European Parliament, and diplomatic and local officials will be present.

From 11.00 to 14.00, visitors can take part in a debate with Members of the European Parliament in the Hemicycle.

By following the signposted route, visitors will be able to discover how the European Parliament functions while enjoying the entertainment on offer. They will have the chance to meet representatives of the political groups and the European Parliament’s directorates-general at their respective stands. Representatives of many associations and other European Union institutions will also be present to talk about the challenges facing the European Union and the work of the European Parliament.

During the day there will be activities, Europe-themed games, competitions, shows and concerts. Visitors will be able to eat on site.

The City of Strasbourg will open the Lieu d'Europe education centre to visitors, where they will be able to  enjoy art workshops, dance classes, concerts and get something to eat.

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WHY WE CELEBRATE EUROPE DAY

Peace and solidarity were the pillars of Robert Schuman’s 1950 declaration, which he presented on 9 May 1950. He proposed that France and Germany share their natural resources in a bid to make conflict between the countries ‘not merely unthinkable, but materially impossible’. Other European nations joined the endeavour, which made European cooperation a reality.

Sixty-seven years later, we remember and celebrate this founding act by opening the doors of the European Parliament and welcoming citizens to the heart of European democracy.

 
 

AGENDA STRASBOURG

PLENARY SESSION

Strasbourg
Mon Jan 18 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Jan 21 00:00:00 CET 2016
Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Feb 04 00:00:00 CET 2016
Mon Mar 07 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Mar 10 00:00:00 CET 2016
Mon Apr 11 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Apr 14 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Mon May 09 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu May 12 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Mon Jun 06 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Jun 09 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Mon Jul 04 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Jul 07 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Mon Sep 12 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Sep 15 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Mon Oct 03 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Oct 06 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Mon Oct 24 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Oct 27 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Mon Nov 21 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Nov 24 00:00:00 CET 2016
Mon Dec 12 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 CET 2016
Mon Jan 16 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Jan 19 00:00:00 CET 2017
Mon Feb 13 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Feb 16 00:00:00 CET 2017
Mon Mar 13 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Mar 16 00:00:00 CET 2017
Mon Apr 03 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Apr 06 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Mon May 15 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu May 18 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Mon Jun 12 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Jun 15 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Mon Jul 03 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Jul 06 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Mon Sep 11 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Sep 14 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Oct 05 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Mon Oct 23 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Oct 26 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Mon Nov 13 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Nov 16 00:00:00 CET 2017
Mon Dec 11 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Dec 14 00:00:00 CET 2017

Plenary Session

Plenary
Exhibition
Other

GETTING THERE

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Entrance Louise Weiss No 2
1, Allée du Printemps
F-67070 Strasbourg cedex

                  

Train

Please consult the SNCF (French railways) website.

SNCF

Bus

Bus lines 6, 30 and 72: ‘Droits de l’Homme’ stop (a 10-minute walk from the Parliament)

 

Tram

Tram line E: ‘Parlement Européen’ stop

Public transport in Strasbourg

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