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.
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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.
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The European Court of Human Rights

 
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Contact:
European Court of Human Rights
Visitors’ Unit
Council of Europe
67075 Strasbourg Cedex
France
Tel.: + 33 (0)3 90 21 52 17
Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 30
Please complete the Electronic form
 
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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    • 26 june 2016

      International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

    • The General Assembly recognized that despite continued and increased efforts by the international community, the world drug problem continues to constitute a serious threat to public health, the safety and well-being of humanity, in particular young people, and the national security and sovereignty of States, and that it undermines socio-economic and political stability and sustainable development. It encouraged the Commission and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to continue their work on international drug control and urged all Governments to provide the fullest possible financial and political support to enable UNODC to continue, expand and strengthen its operational and technical cooperation activities, within its mandates.

    • 26 june 2016

      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.
    • 14 july 2016

      France's National Holiday

    • Since 1880 the French National Holiday has been held on the 14th of July.
      12 May 1880, Deputy Benjamin Raspail proposed a law that declared July 14th as the National Holiday. The law was signed by 64 Deputies and adopted by the General Assembly on June 8th, and it was adopted by the Senate on June 29th.
      A parade of military troops takes place on July 14th on the Champs-Elysée.