1) Reception services for ongoing visits to the EP in Strasbourg
Strasbourg is the official headquarters of the European Parliament, the largest transnational parliament in the world, where free visits for individuals and groups are organised according to different circuits and tour offers, in particular:
1. ongoing visits to the European Parliament buildings throughout the year;
2. visits under the VISSEM programme (Visits and seminars of the European Parliament) during parliamentary sessions in Strasbourg;
3. visits under the EUVP programme (European Union visitors programme) during parliamentary sessions in Strasbourg;
4. events organised outside session weeks.
2) Welcome and escort services for visits to the Europa Expérience permanent exhibition in Paris
The Europa Expérience permanent exhibition in Paris (opening scheduled for May 2022) offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the European Union’s operations in an interactive way. The number of visitors per year is estimated at 200 000 people/year.
The 1 500 m2 space is divided into three visiting zones:
— the 360o cinema room in the basement allows two films to be viewed on the work of MEPs, and on the EU and its achievements and challenges;
— meeting rooms in the basement for organisation of diverse European debates. Access only upon reservation;
— the interactive space on the ground floor shows multiple EU projects in order to gain a better understanding of the composition and functioning of the European institutions;
— the role-playing space on the first floor allows groups of visitors to simulate the European Parliament’s legislative work. It is aimed primarily at groups of young people, but it is also open to adults.
3) Welcoming services for the Jean Monnet House in Bazoches
The Jean Monnet House, located in Bazoches-sur-Guyonne in the French department of Yvelines, is a historic site, the former home of Jean Monnet, one of the architects who contributed to European construction. Since 1982, this site has been owned by the European Parliament. Open all year round to the general public, it consists of the historic house, now a museum dedicated to the life of Jean Monnet's work, and two conference or seminar spaces, one of which is more specifically intended to train European officials and decision-makers, organised by the Jean Monnet Academy (European Parliament training department). In summer of 2022, a hotel infrastructure of 32 rooms will open its doors on the site, with the aim of accommodating participants of various seminars organised at the location.
By 2023, two other infrastructures will be added to the complex: a dining room and a cafeteria, as well as the conversion of an old agricultural barn into a venue to hold events.
The main activities organised at the location are:
— visits to the museum open to the general public, with audio guides or tour guides, through the historic rooms on the ground floor, as well as a new interactive exhibition on the first floor;
— seminars and conferences (meeting room capacity for up to 120 people);
— mediation for school groups and students, ‘masterclasses’;
— meetings for high-level politicians and decision-makers;
— training sessions or seminars for officials of the European institutions (Jean Monnet Academy).