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Flash News from European Parliament

Take a moment to relax and immerse yourself in the peaceful sounds of music. Starting from 31 May, every weekday at 1pm in the Citizens’ Garden, you will be able to find a different musician or ensemble to serenade your lunch break. Find the full programme of performances as well as safety guidelines on our website, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for any updates.

Have your say on the future of Europe with the Conference on the Future of Europe! No matter where you are, you can take part in shaping Europe’s future thanks to the digital platform. Available in 24 languages, the new online platform allows citizens to attend an event, organise their own and share their thoughts on the future of Europe.

Join and help shape European democracy! Citizens can now sign up to join, a new online community that encourages everybody to participate in democracy. is the place to connect, debate, and act for democracy in Europe. Sign up today to join events organised across Europe, meet fellow Europeans and keep up to date with the latest news from the European Parliament.

Why do we celebrate Europe Day on May 9? Watch Europe in the Making, the video from Jean Monnet House and discover the origins of this historic day. Learn more about the protagonist and the events that changed the course of European history. Watch it now.

We are happy to announce that the Europa Experiences in Tallinn and Berlin are open again for individual visitors. Citizens in the Estonian or German capital can discover the European Union with immersive displays such as a 360 cinema and an interactive map. Curious about the Europa Experience project? Check out our video & website for more information and find the Europa Experience that’s closest to you!

Europe Day 2021 was celebrated with online events across the continent and the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe in Strasbourg on May 9. These events were organised with sustainability in mind, and the European Parliament received the prestigious ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System Certificate for its ecologically designed and citizen-centred events. Learn more here.


The European institutions have opened their virtual doors to the public!

Anyone interested in the European Council can take part in a new 360° virtual tour to discover the house of the member states and learn how governments work together to shape Europe's future. And for those wishing to learn more about the work of the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen, you can now virtually meet and discuss with experienced Commission officials. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) also offers 360° virtual visits where you can learn more about how consultation, dialogue and consensus are at the heart of their work representing organised civil society, while the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), as the voice for one million local and regional politicians to represent their interest in the European Union, offers virtual visits to groups.

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