Who are we ?
 
 
Lieu d'Europe
 
 

Who are we ?

 
The Center of Information on European Institutions (CIIE) is a member of the network called Europe direct, which is a department of information regarding the European Union. The fruit of a partnership between the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, region Grand-Est, Department of Bas-Rhin, it was created in 1995 with the cooperation of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission. Located on the first floor of the Lieu d’Europe in Strasbourg, its mission is to inform the general public of the European’s programs and politics, as well as the life of all the European institutions located in Strasbourg, thank to informative brochures, expositions and various activities.

From Tuesday to Friday, it is possible to consult various publications in either hard copy or electronic version in our documentation centre, located on the first floor of our building. A librarian will be available in order to help you with your research or to answer your question. The CIIE also provides educational presentation for a young audience thanks to tools adapted to their levels.

The CIIE is managed by a governing board made up of its three founding bodies (the Regional Council of Alsace, the Conseil Général du Bas-Rhin and the Urban Community of Strasbourg). Apart from the three founding bodies, the CIIE is also financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and Department of Haut-Rhin.

The association is currently chaired by Ms. Nawel Rafik-Elmrini, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg in charge of European affairs.
 
logo
 
 
 
 

Photo of the month

Photo of the month: Propose a photo

European diary


    • 1 may 2017

      International Workers' Day

    • The date was chosen to commemorate the strike in the McCormick factories in Chicago on May 4, 1886 for the legal establishment of the 8 working hours day.
    • 3 may 2017

      Polish National Day

    • The Polish National Day takes place on May 3 in honor of the first Constitution of this country which was adopted on 3 May 1791. The Polish constitution was written by the bourgeois and nobles of the four years diet under the rule of the last king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stanislas II.

      This constitution was the first constitution voted in Europe. It covered many essential points to reform the institutions and organize the life of the Polish people:

      - it recognized rights to farmers

      - it keeps the hereditary monarchy and its executive power

      - it declared the political rights of representatives

      - it limited the size of the standing army

      - it imposed land management.

      Since then, the 3rd May has become a yearly holiday celebrating the adoption of the Polish constitution.

    • 18 may 2017

      European Maritime Day

    • This day was celebrated for the first time on May 20th, 2008. Every year, this day gives place to activities of raising awareness(sensitization).