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The European Parliaments’ committees may directly engage in a dialogue with national parliaments at committee level. This may include meetings that bring together MPs and MEPs from corresponding committees, to discuss matters of common concern.
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28-05-2015 - Conference on the Democratic oversight of Intelligence services in the European Union

LIBE 21-03-2016 - 15:42
Poster

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the Belgian House of Representatives’ Committee responsible for monitoring the Standing Committee P and the Standing Committee I, the German Bundestag's Parliamentary Oversight Panel and the Italian Parliament’s Committee for the Security of the Republic (COPASIR) are jointly organising an interparliamentary committee meeting on Democratic oversight of intelligence services in the Eropean Union.

The meeting is a follow up to paragraph 133 of the European Parliament resolution of 12 March 2014 on the USA surveillance programme, surveillance bodies in various Member States and their impact on EU citizens' fundamental rights and on the transatlantic cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs (2013/2188 (INI)). It will bring together national and European actors to discuss about the challenges that democratic oversight bodies are facing in the digital age and how to overcome them. The meeting will serve to foster cooperation between national oversight bodies, allowing them to share best practices and to discuss common concerns.

The meeting takes place on Thursday, 28 May, from 9.00 to12.30 and 14.30 to 18.00, and on Friday, 29 May, from 9.00 to 12.00, at the EP in Brussels (Room JAN 2Q2).

Location : József Antall building (JAN) 2Q2, Brussels

    Draft agenda

Background documents

    • Links to background documents

Speakers'interventions

    • Dr. Thorsten Wetzling, Fellow, Europäische Digitale Agenda
    • Ian Leigh, Professor of Law, Durham University
    • Jean-Marie Delarue, President CNCIS
    • Dr Mario Oetheimer, Head of Sector Information Society, Privacy and Data Protection, FRA
    • Prof Iain Cameron, University of Uppsala
    • Theo Koritzinsky, Member of the Norwegian Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee (EOS Committee)

Video of the hearing