Virtual visits to the Council of Europe
Make the connexion – step inside
It is not always possible to make the journey to visit the Council of Europe in Strasbourg’s European Quarter. So take a virtual tour of our buildings from your computer, smartphone or mobile device. Share a glimpse or our day-to-day life as an intergovernmental organisation active in defending human rights, promoting democracy, and protecting the rule of law in 47 countries across Europe.
These guided visits last between three and seven minutes and are available in English and French. Step inside and let the commentary guide you.
Palais de l’Europe
This is the Council of Europe's main building – explore the different areas and enter the Assembly chamber and the Committee of Ministers meeting room (duration: 6’45'')
Human Rights building
Home to the European Court of Human Rights – enter the grand chamber and the small hearing room. Learn more about the European Convention on Human Rights. Discover how your rights are safeguarded in its day-to-day work (duration: 4’20'')
The most recent of the Council of Europe's buildings, designed to high-quality environmental standards, Agora houses the directorates of human rights and democracy – Take a walk through the 2 atriums flanked by offices and meeting rooms (duration: 2’45'')
This building is the headquarters of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare – take a look inside its laboratories and discover what the EDQM does to protect your health (duration: 4’00'')
European Youth Centre
With its modern Scandinavian architecture, this building is in Strasbourg’s Wacken district – discover this convivial setting designed to welcome young people who come for short-stay training (duration: 2’45'')
Former human rights building
Standing behind the Palais de l’Europe, this building currently houses two of the Organisation's directorates as well as the Administrative Tribunal – discover what used to be the European Court of Human Rights hearing room (duration: 2’15'')