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

  • Final draft agenda for the sittings of 18 - 21 October 2021

    15-10-2021 17:20
    See document
  • Deadlines for the 18-21 October part-session

    15-10-2021 15:30
    See document
  • Provisional timing of votes

    15-10-2021 16:10
    See document
  • Draft agenda for the sittings of 10 - 11 November 2021

    15-10-2021 15:40
    See document
  • Deadlines for the 10-11 November part-session

    15-10-2021 15:00
    See document
  • BUDGET 2022 - Report A9-0281/2021 part 2: Decisions taken by the Committee on Budgets on the draft amendments to the draft general budget

    14-10-2021 11:00
    See document
  • Decisions of several committees to enter into interinstitutional negotiations (for announcement on Monday 18 October 2021)

    15-10-2021 14:30
  • European Parliament's calendar for 2021 and 2022

    18-12-2020 13:20
  • President's Decision of 14 October 2021 on extraordinary measures enabling the EP to carry out its duties and exercise its prerogatives under the Treaties

    15-10-2021 17:30
    See document
  • President's decision on security measures to limit the spread of COVID-19

    14-10-2021 17:00
    See document
  • Actions taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

    13-10-2021 12:14