European District of Strasbourg

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The European District of Strasbourg is a symbol of post-war reconciliation and European integration. The district’s distinctive architecture and unique location, situated on the border of France and Germany, makes it a significant landmark in the tapestry of European integration history.

The district houses several European institutions, including the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights. These institutions are set within a modern architectural landscape that stands as a testament to the ideals and ambitions of a united Europe.

European dimension

The European District of Strasbourg holds immense historical and symbolic value for the European Union (EU). It stands as a physical embodiment of the European integration process, which began in the aftermath of the Second World War. The district’s location, on the border of France and Germany, is symbolic of the post-war reconciliation between these two nations, which was a pivotal moment in the birth of the EU.

The district is home to the European Parliament, where elected representatives from all EU member states meet to discuss and decide on legislation. This makes the district a living demonstration of the democratic principles that underpin the EU. Furthermore, the presence of the European Court of Human Rights underscores the EU’s commitment to upholding the rights of its citizens.

The organization

The European District of Strasbourg is overseen by the City of Strasbourg, in partnership with the European Union. The City of Strasbourg is responsible for the district’s maintenance and development, while the EU institutions housed within the district manage their respective buildings and facilities.

The City of Strasbourg also collaborates with other entities such as the Urban Community of Strasbourg and the Regional Council of Alsace to ensure the district’s continued relevance and vibrancy. These organisations work together to preserve the district’s heritage and to promote its role as a symbol of European unity and shared values.