What do we do?

 
 
Created in 1995, the "Center of Information on European Institutions" (CIIE) is part of the Europe Direct network and is therefore the official information centre of the European Union in Alsace.
To accomplish its mission, which is to inform the greater public, the CIIE office is open to the public form Tuesday to Friday to respond to all kinds of questions regarding Europe. To be as close as possible to its audience, the CIIE proposes numerous activities to raise awareness on Europe: a documentation centre, activities for schools, public lectures, exhibitions, etc.


 

The documentation centre

 
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Being an official information centre of the European Union, the CIIE provides information about the EU in Alsace. 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 questions



 
 

School activities

 
carteIt is not always an easy task to inform young people about the European Union, as it is an ever-changing body. In order to facilitate the way to teach about Europe, the CIIE offers educational activites for different groups of age - from primary school to high school. Thanks to fun activities, such as a scavenger hunt or the game "Eurodéfi", Europe can be discovered in a different, very interactive way.

 
 

Public lectures and trainings

 
Nina The CIIE proposes different events adapted to the audience and its specific needs. These conferences is suitable for all audiences: universities, associations, communities... Thanks to a wide range of educational tools, the speakers present various topics in a dynamic and comprehensive way, allowing the listeners to better understand and experience Europe in our daily lives.

 
 

The "Club Europe"

 
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In order to be closer to the citizen, the CIIE created in 2003 the Club Europe, which brings together convinced Europeans ready to share their knowledge with Alsatian citizens. These volunteers, in charge of multiplying European information, travel throughout Alsace by offering dynamic and open presentations on key issues affecting the European Union. Seniors, teachers, students or professionals, the diversity of this network makes it possible to raise awareness among a varied public to Europe: schools, universities, associations, communities, ...

 

Exhibitions

 
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The CIIE provides various exhibitions at the disposal of Alsatian organizations, if they are interested. Designed by either the CIIE or by European institutions and organizations, they address various topics concerning Europe: the member states of the European Union, Robert Schuman, Europe and water etc.

 
 

Information stands

 
inauguration ldeThe CIIE is regularly present at different places throughout Alsace, such as Place Kléber, the open day of the European Parliament or the job fair in Colmar, in order to inform the greater public with brochures, games and quizzes or conversations about Europe.
 

The radio broadcast "Fréquence Europe"

 
 
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The CIIE and the radio station Judaïca produce the programme "Fréquence Europe" weekly. Located in the Upper Rhine with the headquarters of numerous European institutions, Strasbourg often welcomes personalities who are of great importance to Europe. Every Wednesday at 19.30, you can listen to conversations with these people at FM 102.9 in Strasbourg or stream it on the website of radio Judaïca. The programme is repeated on Thursdays at 11.30.

 

The publications

 
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The publications of the CIIE, available in our documentation centre, intend to complement the official documentation of the European institutions and to satisfy the daily and specific demands of our public. You can either download these publications or pick them up freely in our facilities.

Visitors' entrance: 8 rue Boecklin

Delivery address: 1 Allée Kaster 67000 Strasbourg)


 
 

Network

 
> The CIIE on Facebook

> The CIIE on Twitter

> Calendar of the CIIE (only in French)

> CIIE's annual reports
 

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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).