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, ...




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)



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European diary

    • 1 december 2017

      Romania National Day

    • Greater Romania emerged on December 1st, 1918 with the union of various regions.
      Because of the decline of Russia and Turkey due to the effects of the World War I and because of the dissension in the Austria-Hungarian Empire, the combining regions of Transylvania, Bessarabie and Bucovine created Greater Romania.

      And since the realization of Greater Romania, the 1st December is a day of commemoration and the romanian National Day.
    • 2 december 2017

      International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    • The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others of 2 December 1949).
    • 5 december 2017

      International Volunteer Day

    • The International Volunteer Day was adopted by the General Assembly of the UN in 1985. Since then, it has had a strategic value: most of the countries have orientated the volunteering actions towards the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals, a set of objectives and headlines to defeat hunger, illness, illiteracy, the deterioration of the environment and violence against women.