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 sittings of 4 - 7 October 2021

    21-09-2021 14:50
    See document
  • Deadlines for the 4-7 October part-session

    22-09-2021 18:00
    See document
  • President's Decision of 2 September 2021 on extraordinary measures enabling the EP to carry out its duties and exercise its prerogatives under the Treaties

    06-09-2021 10:22
    See document
  • President's decision on security measures to limit the spread of COVID-19

    06-09-2021 09:30
    See document
  • European Parliament's calendar for 2021 and 2022

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

    22-09-2021 12:20