Strasbourg, the iconic European Capital

Rich of more than 2000 years of history, Strasbourg is famous for its well-known Christmas market, but that’s not all, Strasbourg is also the European capital. With its emblematic European district of no less than 9 institutions, Strasbourg is one of the few cities in the world to host European institutions without necessarily being a capital.

Just a few minutes from its renowned historic centre, the European Parliament is the heart of the European Union. Find the calendar of the plenary sessions and assemblies if you wish to attend these events, note that you can also visit the European Parliament outside of session weeks.

Calendar of 2019 sessions of the European Parliament

Whether you want to attend a session or visit the European Parliament, here is the European Parliament sessions Calendar 2019:

January 2019: Monday 14 to Thursday 17
February 2019: Monday 11th to Thursday 14th
March 2019: Monday 11th to Thursday 14th
from Monday 25 to Thursday 28
April 2019: Monday 15th to Thursday 18th
July 2019: from Monday 01 to Thursday 04
from Monday 15th to Thursday 18th
September 2019: Monday 16th to Thursday 19th
October 2019: Monday 21st to Thursday 24th
November 2019: Monday 25 to Thursday 28
December 2019: Monday 16th to Thursday 19th

Good to know :
The Strasbourg European institution is the only institution where members are elected by universal suffrage. The next European elections will be held from 23 to 26 May 2019. Indeed, the number of MEPs will decrease from 751 to 705, due to the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

The European institutions in Strasbourg

Are you visiting Strasbourg? Take the opportunity to visit the European institutions. A source of mystery for many people, a visit to the European capital is above all the opportunity to visit the European institutions. The guided tour of the European Parliament is available in 24 languages. The Chamber, the Parliamentarium Simone Veil and an introduction to the work of the European Parliament (for groups) will be presented to you.

Visits are free and must have a minimum of 10 people. The European Parliament is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Also, every year in May, Strasbourg celebrates Europe and its values, in partnership with the European institutions of the City. Celebrate « La Fête de l’Europe » (Festival of Europe), a very special event for the inhabitants of Strasbourg and visitors through many cultural and festive activities that highlight the European Union. Also take advantage of the Open Day of the European Parliament, in June.

Plan your visit to Strasbourg during the parliamentary sessions

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More information on the Parliamentary Sessions on the website of the European Parliament.