Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments

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The Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments will bring together the Speakers of the national parliaments of the European Union Member States and the President of the European Parliament. The Speakers’ Conferences have been held since 1963.

The aim of the Conference is to promote parliamentary cooperation and research activities. The Conference is a forum for the exchange of opinions, information and experiences on topics related to the role of parliaments.

The Conference meets on an annual basis upon the invitation of the Speaker of the parliament from the member state holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of a calendar year.

The Conference will be held in Tallinn in April 2018, and the Foreign Relations Department of the Chancellery of the Riigikogu and the President of the Riigikogu are responsible for organising it.

Agenda

10:00–13:00

Arrival of the delegations and conference registration at the hotels

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Meeting of Secretaries General of the Troika

13:30

Departure from the hotels to the conference venue

Venue: Hilton Tallinn Park, Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn

14:00–15:00

Meeting of Speakers of Parliaments of the Presidential Troika (Slovakia, Estonia, Austria, European Parliament)

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14:00

Departure from the hotels to the conference venue

Venue: Hilton Tallinn Park, Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn

Registration (for those not yet registered) at the conference venue.
Welcome coffee and refreshments

15:00–15:30

Opening session

  • Welcome address by Mr Eiki NESTOR, President of the Riigikogu
  • Adoption of the agenda for the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments

Keynote speakers:

  • Mr Antonio TAJANI, President of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • Mr Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President of the European Commission (tbc)

15:30–16:30

Session I: The future of the European Union

Keynote speakers:

  • Speaker of National Parliament (tbc)
  • Speaker of National Parliament (tbc)
  • Debate

16:30–17:00

Family photo and coffee break

17:00–18:00

Session I: The future of the European Union (continues)

18:00

Return to the hotels

19:30

Departure from the hotels to the dinner venue

20:00

Dinner and cultural programme

Dinner and cultural programme hosted by Mr Eiki NESTOR, President of the Riigikogu

Venue: Estonia Concert Hall, Estonia puiestee 4, Tallinn

23:00

Return to the hotels

09:00

Departure from the hotels to the conference venue

Venue: Hilton Tallinn Park, Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn

9:30–11:00

Session II: European security and defence

Keynote speakers:

  • Speaker of National Parliament (tbc)
  • Speaker of National Parliament (tbc)
  • Debate

11:00–11:30

Coffee break

11:30–12:30

Session II: European security (continues)

12:30–13:00

Session III: Debate and adoption of the Conclusions

  • Closing remarks by Mr Eiki NESTOR, President of the Riigikogu

13:00–14:30

Lunch

14:30

Return to the hotels. Departure of the delegations

Location

Hilton Tallinn, Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 23, 10147

Tallinn

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Contacts

Gea Rennel

Gea Rennel

Responsible Organiser of the Meeting of the Secretaries General of the EU Parliaments and the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments / Head of the Foreign Relations Department

+372 631 6390 gea.rennel@riigikogu.ee

Siiri Sillajõe

Siiri Sillajõe

Coordinator of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

+372 631 6505 siiri.sillajoe@riigikogu.ee

Margit Muul

Margit Muul

Assistant to Coordinator of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

+372 631 6502 margit.muul@riigikogu.ee

Last update 13/02/2018 17:12