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 welcomes people from Tuesdays to Fridays in its facilities in order to respond to all kinds of questions regarding Europe. To be as close as possible to its audience, the CIIE proposes numerous activities to make people aware of Europe: a documentation centre, activities for schools, public lectures, exhibitons, 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 Tuesdays to Fridays, 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 documentlist 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 classes on Europe, the CIIE offers educational activites for different age groupes - from primary school to secondary education. Thanks to fun activities, such as a scavener hunt or the game "Eurodéfi", Europe can be discovered in a different, very interactive way.


Public lectures

NinaThe CIIE proposes different events adapted to the respective audience and its needs. These conferences address all levels of the public: universities, associations, communities... Thanks to a broad 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"

Intervention club EuropeAs part of its aim to get in touch with the European citizens, the CIIE founded "Club Europe" in 2003. It brings together committed Europeans willing to share their knowlege with the citizens in Alsace. Given the task of spreading information on Europe, these volunteers work in all parts of Alsace and offer dynamic, interactive presentations on key issues affecting the EU. Senior citizens, teachers, students and professionals all contribute to the diverse network of people dedicated to informing a diversified public about Europe at schools, universities, associations and community groups.



droitThe CIIE provides establishments throughout Alsace with different exhibits. Designed by either the CIIE or by European institutions and organizations, they address various topics concerening Europe: the member states of the European Union, Robert Schuman, Europe and water etc.


Information stands

inauguration ldeThe CIIE regularly is 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"

fréquence europe logoThe CIIE and the radio station Judaïca produce the programme "Fréquence Europe" weekly. Situated at 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 thes 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.

Our publications

recettes européennesThe publications of the CIIE, availble 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 in our facilities (visitors' entrance: 8 rue Boecklin; delivery address: 1 Allée Kaster 67000 Strasbourg).


Visit also the following pages

> 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

    • 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.