The European Conference of Presidents of Parliament meets in Dublin

The Conference of Presidents is the political body in Parliament responsible for the organisation of Parliament’s business and legislative planning; deciding the responsibilities and membership of committees and delegations; and maintaining relations with other EU institutions, the national parliaments and non-EU countries. The Conference of Presidents consists of the President of the European Parliament and the political group chairs.

Dublin, Sept.23.– More than 60 Speakers or Deputy Speakers from the 46 member states of the Council of Europe and many partner, observer and neighbouring countries, as well as the heads of several interparliamentary assemblies, and around 400 delegates are expected at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament, PACEwhich is held every two years and will meet at 28-29 September under the auspices of the Strasbourg-based Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

The conference will focus on three themes, each introduced with keynote addresses by three national Speakers:

  1. The consequences of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the role of national parliaments in Ukraine’s reconstruction”;
  2. The challenges to representative democracy in volatile times”; and
  3. "Equality and diversity in public representation – the participation of young people, women and ethnic and social groups as members of parliament”.

The conference will open with welcoming addresses by Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, and Senator Jerry Buttimer, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann, the Speakers of the two Houses of the Oireachtas. There will also be addresses by PACE President Tiny Kox and Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić.

More information - Programme - Draft agenda

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