Visitors' services of the European institutions


The European Parliament

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
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.
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The Council of Europe

Conseil Europe
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
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.
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The European Court of Human Rights

cour Europeene
European Court of Human Rights
Visitors’ Unit
Council of Europe
67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel.: + 33 (0)3 90 21 52 17
Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 30
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The Unit of Public Relations is in charge of visits to the Court. Guided tours are available for groups of 15 to 100 persons. Individual visits can also be authorized (depending on availability). Visits to the Court are aimed exclusively at an informed audience (specific groups: jurists, lawyers, law students). Visits of groups of schoolchildren (16 years at least) can be authorised if motivated by a genuine research project being done on the Court. Visits must be booked in advance by phone, by post, by fax or by email. The European Court of Human Rights is open for visits from Monday to Friday.It is closed on public holidays.
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European diary

    • 1 december 2015

      Romania's National Holiday

    • Greater Romania emerged on December 1st, 1918 with the union of various regions. Due to the decline of Russia and Turkey from the effects of the World War I and from the dissension in the Austria-Hungarian Empire, Greater Romania was created from combining the regions of Transylvania, Bessarabie and Bucovine.
      Since the realization of Greater Romania, the 1st of December is a day of commemoration and the Romanian National Holiday.
    • 6 december 2015

      Finland's National Holiday

    • On 6 December 1917, Finland adopted its Declaration of Independence.
      It had been part of the Kingdom of Sweden between the 12th and 19th centuries before becoming an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire in 1809.
      Finland adopted a new constitution in July 1919 and became a Republic with a president as its head of state, but Russia did not recognize Finland's independence until 1920.

    • 10 december 2015

      International Day of Human Rights

    • The Council of Europe supports this solemn day, which aims to promote the protection of human rights around the world.