The Chamber

What happens in the Chamber?

Photograph of the Chamber

Are you wondering what happens in the Chamber during plenary sittings?

This interactive animation will answer your questions.

Float the cursor over the various areas of the Chamber to find out what happens there: from the President’s desk to the interpreters’ booths, the political group seats and the visitors’ gallery – it’s all there!

Chamber seating plans

Interactive Hemicycle

For plenary sittings, the 705 Members of the European Parliament meet in the Chambers in Strasbourg and Brussels.

Members sit in political groups. Those who do not belong to a group sit as non-attached Members.

There are two Chamber seating plans, one for Strasbourg and one for Brussels; they are updated for each part-session.

Priority information and documents

  • President decision on extraordinary measures enabling the European Parliament to carry out its duties and exercise its prerogatives under the Treaties

    12-07-2021 09:30
    See document
  • President's decision on security measures to limit the spread of COVID-19

    12-07-2021 09:30
    See document
  • Draft Agenda for the sittings of 13 - 16 September 2021

    14-07-2021 17:10
    See document
  • Deadlines for the 13 - 16 September part-session

    15-07-2021 15:00
    See document
  • Decision of the TRAN committee to enter into interinstitutional negotiations (approved)

    07-07-2021 11:15
  • Decision of the AGRI committee to enter into interinstitutional negotiations (approved)

    25-06-2021 09:00
  • European Parliament's calendar for 2021 and 2022

    18-12-2020 13:20
  • Actions taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

    13-07-2021 17:55