Location mapThe Council o Europe
47 member states
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia,Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova,Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino,Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,”The ormer Yugoslav Republic o Macedonia”, Turkey,Ukraine, United Kingdom.The prestigious architecture and artwork presented in thisguide are emblematic o the cultural diversity which bothdenes the Council o Europe and empowers it.The Council, established in 1949, is dedicated to thepromotion o democracy, human rights and the rule o law in its 47 member states and among its 800 millioncitizens. It works to provide practical solutions to thesocial, cultural and legal challenges in its member states,regularly reviewing its strategies in order to meet Europe’schanging needs.
A cultural guide
The Council o Europe, a seat and symbol o internationaldemocracy, is part o Strasbourg’s rich artistic andarchitectural landscape. Its buildings and artwork contributeto a ascinating and inspiring history o cratsmanship anddesign that dates rom medieval times to the present day.This heritage is at the heart o the city’s prestigiousinternational stature. The ollowing buildings and workso art can be viewed during a visit to the European quarteraround the Palais de l’Europe, close to the Orangeriepark.
A European welcome
A row o fagpoles proudly fying the national colours o the 47 Council o Europe member states greets visitors tothe Palais de l’Europe.Moving up the steps towards the entrance, the amousEuropean fag, with its circle o 12 gold stars against avivid blue background, provides a harmonious welcome toone o the Council’s key buildings.
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Palais de l'Europe
Human Rights Building
European Directorate for the Qualityof Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM)
European Audiovisual Observatory
Former Human Rights Building
European Youth Centre
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