The European Parliament is this year’s conference venue for the VSE Annual Conference in Strasbourg. Its construction of the glass, metal and wood building was completed in 1999. Its sleek design soars impressively: simply going inside the building, to the centre of its hollow oval tower (60 metres high) will give you a sense of its grandeur.
The building’s total surface area is 220,000 square metres! It includes a hemicycle with more than 800 seats, 1,133 offices and 18 commission rooms used by the Members of the European Parliament elected by the Member States of the European Union. The European Parliament represents the largest parliamentary assembly elected by direct universal suffrage in the world.