The European Parliament, the only institution of the European Union directly elected by the people, has 751 members. It represents 512 million citizens. Members are elected by universal suffrage every five years. The last European elections took place from 23 to 26 May 2019. It has legislative, budgetary and political control powers and prepares numerous texts (Reports; Opinions; Amendments; Draft reports; Draft opinions; Working documents, etc.). MEPs are divided into 20 specialised committees.
In the European Parliament, heritage depends on the Committee on Culture and Education
Heritage Reference Text: Resolution ' Towards an integrated approach to European cultural heritage » (2015)
Learn more about the European Parliament’s culture and heritage activities:
- Commission Culture and education
- Meetings with national parliaments : a Inter-parliamentary session was organised on cultural heritage on 19-20 November 2018, as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
- Workshops allowing Members to question experts and debate with them on topics related to parliamentary work or topical issues..
- Auditions experts organised regularly by the Commissions to hear the views of experts and discuss issues at European level.
- Texts: Reports ; Notice ; Amendments ; Draft Reports ; Draft opinions ; Discussion papers, …