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

  • Draft agenda for the sitting of 17-20 May 2021

    04-05-2021 15:30
    See document
  • Deadlines for the 17-20 May part-session

    11-05-2021 19:30
    See document
  • Decision of the President of the European Parliament of 22 April 2021 on extraordinary measures enabling the European Parliament to carry out its duties and exercise its prerogatives under the Treaties

    26-04-2021 08:30
    See document
  • Joint declaration on the conference on the future of Europe

    10-03-2021 08:30
    See document
  • European Parliament's calendar for 2021 and 2022

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

    10-05-2021 16:22