CIIE's Documentation Centre

 
 

Documentation Centre

 
Centre de ressources CIIE
On the first floor of the Lieu d'Europe, the information and documentation centre of the CIIE offers a full range of constantly updated information on the European institutions and their policies.
All of the official documents of the European institutions in Strasbourg and of the European Union can be consulted on-site and free of charge.

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Five different categories of documents are available:
  • Europe in Strasbourg
  • The European institutions
  • Europe and you: The rights of the European citizens
  • The policies of the European Union
  • A special corner for children and youths: "Tools for children and youths"
 
 

Documents available in our information centre

 
  • Brochures: more than 100 different information brochures in English, French and German with the possibility to order them in other languages
  • Handouts: approximately 50 different information sheets
  • Information on the countries in Europe: post cards and books
  • Books and official documents about the European Union and the history of the EU
  • Themed folders with press and magazine articles, reports and legal texts
  • Themed magazines and current news about the European Union
  • A daily press review about Europe in Strasbourg and Europe in general
  • On demand the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ)
  • The Eurorépertoire, register of all the European and international agencies and organizations in Alsace and the Upper Rhine (in French only)
  • Audiovisual documents on European news
 
 

Services of the documentation centre

 
  • On demand shipping of brochures within Alsace
  • On demand research for specific and individual documents on-site or contact by e-mail/letter
  • Rent of exhibitions on different topics of the European Union
  • Ask a question or order a brochure
 

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European diary


    • 23 june 2017

      Luxembourg National Day

    • June 23th marks the anniversary of the sovereign of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Originally celebrated on 23 January, the birthday of the Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, June 23 was chosen since 1961 due to climatic conditions which fit with outdoor celebrations.
      On this day, two major events punctuate the celebrations: the Te Deum in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg and the taking up of arms, accompanied by a civilian event, organized the Liberty avenue in Luxembourg.
    • 25 june 2017

      Slovenia National Day

    • The National Day commemorates the independence of Slovenia, obtained in 1991.
      The first Slovenes, the Slavic people, settled down in current Slovenia, at the borders of the Italy, Austria and Hungary, during the fourth century.
      Since the eighth century, Slovenia was incorporated into various empires or states. The last one was ex-Yugoslavia from which it would become independent in 1991.
      Its independance was recognized by Germany in December, 1991 and by the international community in January of the following year.

    • 26 june 2017

      International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

    • Torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. The United Nations has condemned torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.

      Torture is a crime under international law. According to all relevant instruments, it is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances. This prohibition forms part of customary international law, which means that it is binding on every member of the international community, regardless of whether a State has ratified international treaties in which torture is expressly prohibited. The systematic or widespread practice of torture constitutes a crime against humanity.

      On 12 December 1997, by resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (resolution 39/46), annex, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.