European Quarter in Strasbourg

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European Parliament © Jose Huwaidi/cc-by-sa-4.0

European Parliament © Jose Huwaidi/cc-by-sa-4.0

The European Quarter is spread over an area covering the districts of Wacken, Orangerie and Robertsau in the north-west of Strasbourg, France, and comprising the intersection of the River Ill and the Marne-Rhine Canal and has held the European Heritage Label since 2015. The first specific European building in the area was the Council of Europe‘s Palace of Europe in 1949, with the Rhine Commission being located towards the centre of the city. The European Audiovisual Observatory and the Institute for Human Rights are the only institutions in the quarter to have moved into pre-existing premises: a 1900 villa and an 18th-century former postal relay station and inn turned conventual building, respectively. The Arte headquarters, previously disseminated on several buildings across the town, were united in a single spacious building close to the Louise Weiss building in 2003.

November 2007 saw the extension of the Strasbourg tramway into the European Quarter, with the inauguration by European Parliament president Hans-Gert Pöttering, CoE Secretary general Terry Davis and Eurocorps Lieutenant General Pedro Pitarch of the Parlement Européen, Droits de l’Homme and Rue Boecklin tram stations. The newest Council of Europe buildings were inaugurated in 2006 and 2008, and the newest European Union building was inaugurated in 2017.

Parliamentary Assembly hemicycle of the Council of Europe's Palace of Europe © Adrian Grycuk/cc-by-sa-3.0-pl European Parliament © Jose Huwaidi/cc-by-sa-4.0 Council of Europe's Palais de l'Europe © Council of Europe/cc-by-3.0 Council of Europe's Palais de l'Europe © Architect: Henry Bernard/cc-by-3.0 European Court of Human Rights © CherryX/cc-by-sa-3.0 European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines © Richieman Hemicycle of the Europoean Parliament © Diliff/cc-by-sa-3.0 European Quarter Strasbourg © Phisch90/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Parliamentary Assembly hemicycle of the Council of Europe's Palace of Europe © Adrian Grycuk/cc-by-sa-3.0-pl
In all, there are fourteen different buildings in the European Quarter: seven belonging to the Council of Europe, five belonging to the European Union, plus Arte and the IIHR. The following institutions of the European Union are located in this quarter:

Read more on europa.eu – European District of Strasbourg, VisitStrasbourg.fr – The European district and Wikipedia European institutions in Strasbourg (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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