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Ian Hudghton
Scottish National Party
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VISITING THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

The European Parliament administration has a Visits and Seminars Division, which is responsible for organising visits to our places of work - Brussels, where most of our work is done, in Committees and Political Groupings, and Strasbourg, where we meet in Plenary session 12 times per year.

Visits by groups or individuals may be organised by contacting the Visits Service directly. MEPs can sponsor a limited number of Group visits each year, although demand usually outstrips the available places.

During EP sessions, the maximum number of visitors in a group is 40, and participants must be at least 14 years old.

For more detailed information, you can consult the European Parliament's own website at the following link; http://www.europarl.eu.int/abc/visit/visit_en.htm

Alternatively, E-mail enquiries may be sent to; [email protected]

VISITS IN BRUSSELS

Group visits last approximately one to three hours and include a general introduction, given by a European Parliament official, to what the EP is and how it works, possibly followed by a discussion with one or more MEPs, insofar as parliamentary business so allows. When the Parliament is in session, visitors will be able to observe MEPs' debates 'live'.

For individuals, audio-guided visits to the hemicycle of the European Parliament take place from Mondays to Thursdays at 10.00h and 15.00h and on Fridays at 10.00h only. There are no visits on official holidays. Reservations are not required.

VISITS IN STRASBOURG
During Plenary sessions

Visits last three hours and include a general introduction, given by a European Parliament official, to what the EP is and how it works, possibly followed by a discussion with a MEP, if parliamentary business so permits, and observation of MEPs' debates 'live' from the Visitors' Gallery.

Please note that there is a very substantial demand for visits during Strasbourg sessions, and it is therefore unlikely that requests from groups other than those sponsored by a MEP will be able to be accommodated.

For further information, please contact the Visitors Service : Tel : +32 (0)2 284 3457

Applications should be sent in writing to:

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Visits Service
rue Wiertz - Wierzstraat 60
B-1047 BRUSSELS
Fax: 0032/2 284 35 30

Strasbourg - Outwith Parliamentary session times

The programme includes a visit to the various buildings occupied by the European Parliament and to the Chamber, as well as the showing of a video.

Applications for visits should be sent in writing to:

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Strasbourg Unit
BP 1024
F-67070 STRASBOURG Cedex
Fax 0033/3 88 17 51 84


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