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

  • Revised draft agenda for the sittings of 11 - 14 December 2023

    30-11-2023 12:10
    See document
  • Deadlines for the 11 - 14 December 2023 part-session

    23-11-2023 14:30
    See document
  • Joint text on the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024

    17-11-2023 10:59
  • Decisions of several committees to enter into interinstitutional negotiations

    23-11-2023 13:00
  • Action taken on Parliament's resolutions

    22-11-2023 16:45