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

    • 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.
    • From 26 june 2017 to 30 june 2017

      Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

    • The third part of the Plenary Session of the Assembly of the Cuncil of Europe(PACE).The members of the Parliament that form the PACE come from the national Parliaments of the 47 state members of the Organisation. They join together four times a year in order to discuss current issues and to demand the European governments to take initiatives.
    • From 1 july 2017 to 31 december 2017

      Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

    • Since the effective date of the Treaty of Lisbon, the old presidency of the Council has been divided in two: the president of the European Council and the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU (also known as Council of Ministers). The Presidency of the Council of Foreign Affairs and, led by the High Representative of the Union .