Does the European Parliament seem very far from where you live? Is there something more you would like to know about its work? This section offers you several paths you can take to get a better picture of what is going on in the EU’s directly elected body.
The European Parliament is in your country
The liaison offices are in all member states to answer your questions about EU policies. They also work closely with various organisations to improve public knowledge of the Parliament and its work. Find out more about their activities and get in touch.
Of course, you don’t have to leave your desk or living room to talk to us. We are on all major social media platforms and we would love to hear from you. Come and join us!
Factsheets on the European Union
If you are searching for a great overview of EU’s policies and the Parliament’s role in them, this is the place to start. The Factsheets are concise yet they give you the full picture and are regularly updated.
Research and analysis
The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) is Parliament’s in-house think tank. It provides independent and objective analysis on topical issues that is also available to the general public.
Have a question? Then simply contact our Ask EP service, which will try its best to provide an answer about the activities, powers and organisation of the European Parliament.
Access to documents
Browse through the Parliament’s public register of documents or file a request for information.
Parliament is fully committed to protecting people’s rights when processing personal data. Find out more about our policy.
Security and access
Learn how we seek to strike the right balance between ensuring the security of our premises and keeping Parliament open to visitors.
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