Visitors' services of the European institutions

 

The European Parliament

 
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Contact:
European Parliament
Strasbourg Unit
Allée du Printemps
BP 1024/F
67070 STRASBOURG Cedex
Tel: +33(0)3 88 17 40 01 (ask for the Visitors' service)
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 17 51 84
Email: epstrasbourg@europarl.europa.eu
 
The visitors' service of the European Parliament in Strasbourg organizes visits during, but also outside of, the part-sessions. These visits mainly concern groups of 20 to 45 persons but individual visits remain possible during the plenary sessions. Visitors must be at least 14 years old (unless special permission is obtained). Visits to the European Parliament take place only on working days.
For more information in visiting the European parliament in Strasbourg
 
 

The Council of Europe

 
Conseil Europe
 
Contact:
Visitors’ Service
Public Relations
Council of Europe, F-67075 STRASBOURG Cedex
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 29
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 27 54
E-mail: visites@coe.int
 
Two types of visits are offered: a general introduction to the Council of Europe and its activities, aimed at school groups or the general public, and a more in-depth visit followed by a specialised talk, according to requests.Visits have to be booked in advance with the visitors' service. The Council of Europe is open for visits from Monday to Friday.It is closed on public holidays.
For more information
 
 

The European Court of Human Rights

 
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Contact:
European Court of Human Rights
Visitors’ Unit
Council of Europe
67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Email : ECHRvisit@echr.coe.int

Internet
 
Information visits for legal professionals and law students can be organised. Information visits are organised only for groups comprising 25 people minimum. The minimum age of participants is 18 years. There are no guided visits of the building. Information visits only take place on working days. The Court is shut at the weekends and on public holidays.
As the Court receives a very large number of requests, it is recommended that you apply two months in advance.

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European diary


    • 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 .