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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.
 
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    • 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.
    • From 26 june 2017 to 30 june 2017

      Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

    • The third part of the Plenary Session of the Assembly of the Cuncil of Europe(PACE).The members of the Parliament that form the PACE come from the national Parliaments of the 47 state members of the Organisation. They join together four times a year in order to discuss current issues and to demand the European governments to take initiatives.
    • From 1 july 2017 to 31 december 2017

      Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

    • Since the effective date of the Treaty of Lisbon, the old presidency of the Council has been divided in two: the president of the European Council and the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU (also known as Council of Ministers). The Presidency of the Council of Foreign Affairs and, led by the High Representative of the Union .