Centre d'Information sur les Institutions Européennes

Centre d'Information sur les Institutions Européennes (CIIE)

Map of the European district of Strasbourg

Click on the different buildings to discover the European institutions present in Strasbourg

In December 2015, Strasbourg won the European Heritage Label. Created in 2007 by the European Commission, it enhances the European dimension of cultural goods, monuments, natural or urban sites and memorial sites, which are symbols of European heritage and history. The ambition of the European Heritage Label is to strengthen the sense of belonging of citizens to Europe and to a common European identity. It encourages respect, knowledge and bring citizens closer to their heritage.

Learn more about the European Heritage Label

European Parliament

Role:
As the legislative body of the European Union, the European Parliament has officially had its headquarters in Strasbourg since 1999, although sessions have been held there since 1952. This is the only international institution whose members are elected by direct universal suffrage. Along with the Council of the European Union, it participates in drafting community legislation, putting forward its opinions concerning proposed texts submitted to it by the European Commission. It also shares responsibility for budgetary matters with the Council. Finally, it plays a political verification role towards all the institutions of the Union, which report back on their activities to the assembly. When necessary, it can set up committees of inquiry. 

Architectural information:
Date built : 1998
Architects : M. Robain, R. Tisnado, J.F. Bonne, A. Bretagnolle, R.H. Arnaud, L.M. Fischer, G. Valente

Contact:
Allée du Printemps
67070 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)3 88 17 40 01
Fax : +33 (0)3 88 17 51 84

For further details:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu

Arte

Role :
A European television channel created in 1991, ARTE designs, produces and broadcasts programmes and programme schedules of a cultural and intenational nature, in the widest possible meaning of the word, aimed at promoting understanding and closeness between the peoples of Europe.

Architectural information:
Date built : 2003
Architects : Struhk Architeckten 

Contact:
4 Quai du Chanoine Winterer
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel : 03 88 14 22 55

For further details:
https://www.arte.tv/de/

Source : www.archi-strasbourg.org

European Youth Centre

Role
Created in 1972, the centre is a place where young people and youth organisations from Europe can meet, work, discuss and train together. 

Contact:
30 rue Pierre de Coubertin
67000 STRASBOURG
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 23 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 27 77
Email: youth@coe.int

For further information:
https://www.coe.int/web/youth/home

Council of Europe

Role:
Created on May 5th 1949, this was the first European inter-governmental body to be based in Strasbourg. The Council of Europe currently includes 47 European states and 5 further states possessing observing status (Canada, United States, Japan, Mexico and the Holy See). The main objectives of the Council of Europe are to defend human rights, to boost political stability in Europe and to seek common solutions to problems such as corruption, organised crime, the trafficking of human beings, human cloning, discrimination against minorities, and the fight against terrorism. It acts via international agreements or recommendations sent to the member states. 

Architectural information:
Date built : 1977
Architect : H. Bernard

Contact:
Avenue de l’Europe
67075 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)3 88 41 20 00
Fax : +33(0)3 88 41 27 45
Email : infopoint@coe.int

For further details: 
https://www.coe.int/de/web/portal/home

European Court of Human Rights

Role:
Created on the 21st of January 1959, its purpose is to ensure the respect of the fundamental human rights described in the European Convention on Human Rights adopted in 1950 by the Council of Europe, which defines the rights and the liberties that the member states agree to guarantee to thier citizens. It comprises a number of judges equal to that of the states having retified the Convention (47 states today). Any person considering himself or herself to be a victim of a violation of the Convention’s provisions by a member state can make a complaint to the Court.

Architectural information:
Date built : 1995
Architects : R. Rogers & Partners, C. Bucher

Contact:
67075 STRASBOURG Cedex
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 18
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 27 30

For further details:
https://www.echr.coe.int

International Institute of Human Rights

Role:
Created in 1959 by René Cassin, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the first president of the European Court of Human Rights. This institute organises training sessions each year for legal experts from all over the world, covering topics related to the protection of fundamental rights. 

Architectural information:
The so-called “Pères Oblats” building contains the remains of the former Oblats monastery dating from the 17th century, which was moved and rebuilt brick by brick on its current site. 

Contact:
2 allée René Cassin 
67000 Strasbourg

For further details:
http://www.iidh.org

The new building of the Council of Europe

Role:
The new building of the Council of Europe includes an office and meeting room building of approximately 22,000 square metres, a day nursery, a covered 335-car park, as well as landscaping work covering some 21,000 square metres.

Architectural information:

Architect : Aukett + Art & Build

Contact: 
Avenue de l’Europe
67075 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)3 88 41 20 00
Fax : +33(0)3 88 41 27 45
Email : infopoint@coe.int

For further details:
https://www.coe.int/de/

Lieu d'Europe / Centre d'Information sur les Institutions Européennes (CIIE)

Role:
As a place of education in European citizenship open to all, the vocation of the Lieu d’Europe is to make Europe known to citizens and to strengthen their feeling of belonging to a community of values.

The Information Centre Europe Direct is an association set up by the Alsace region, the Bas-Rhin department and the Strasbourg urban community with the support of the European Commission and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
The CIIE welcomes you from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 AM to 6 PM. We would also be glad to assist you on Mondays by appointment. The CIIE offers an information point and documentation centre open to the general public, covering all the issues raised by the Europe of yesterday, today and the future. We also organise conferences, training sessions and school presentations on Europe to bring the discussion closer to home and to the largest possible audience.

Contact:
Centre d’Information sur les Institutions Européennes
Europe Direct Strasbourg
Visitors’ entrance: 8 rue Boecklin, 67000 Strasbourg
Delivery address: 1 Allée Kastner , 67000 Strasbourg
Tél : +33 (0)3 88 15 70 80
Fax : +33 (0)3 88 15 70 89

For further information: 
https://www.strasbourg-europe.eu/en/

European Pharmacopoeia

Role:
Created in 1964, it plays an important role in the standardization of the quality of medicines and their certification: active principles, organic products, vaccines. It represents a body of the Council of Europe. 

Architectural information:
Architect : Aukett + Art & Build

Contact: 
7 allée Kastner
67081 Strasbourg
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 30 30
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 27 27

For further details:
http://www.edqm.eu

European School of Strasbourg

The result of an ancient and very fruitful collaboration between the Academy of Strasbourg, the City of Strasbourg, the General Council of the Lower Rhine and the Alsace Region, the European School of Strasbourg rooted itself in the status of European Capital granted to the city in 1948 with the installation of various European institutions.

Designed to meet the expectations of European and international officials, the European School of Strasbourg was created as a result of the decision, at the end of 2006, of the Board of Governors of the European Schools (CSEE) to create associated schools. This opportunity that was taken by the French State and local authorities enabled the creation of a Local Public Education Establishment under the authority of the Rector of the Academy of Strasbourg.

Respecting the educational model that is common to all European Schools, based on a multicultural approach, very open to languages as well as the independence of the child, the European School of Strasbourg offers a comprehensive curriculum from kindergarten to the European Baccalaureate, a qualification recognised by all the member countries of the European Union, and many others.

Contact:
2 Rue Peter Schwarber
CS 60014
67015 STRASBOURG Cedex
Tél: +33 (0)3 88 34 82 20

For further details:
https://www.ee-strasbourg.eu

The "Salvador de Madariaga" Building

Role :
Admnistrative and other departments. The headquarters of the European Ombudsman is located on the 7th floor. In existance since 1995, the Ombudsman is elected by the Parliament for a five-year period. Submitting an appeal to the Ombudsman can help rectify unsatisfactory administration of a European institution or body; for example, in the case of administrative irregularities, abusses of power, lack or refusal to provide information, excessive delays or discrimination. Any citizen of the European Union or any natural person residing in or having his registered office in a member state, may submit a complaint to the Ombudsman. 

Architectural information:
Date built : 1980, 1988, 1991
Architects : F. Sauer, J.P. Fredmann

Contact:
Quai du Bassin
67070 Strasbourg

For further details: 
https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/de/home

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