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Here you can find information about the interparliamentary meetings organised by the EP in 2018.

Empowering parliaments and enforcing citizens rights in the implementation and application of union law, 27 November 2018

The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) and Petition Committee (PETI) are co-organising with the Legislative Dialogue Unit of the Directorate for National Parliaments an Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on the Empowering Parliaments and enforcing citizen's rights in the implementation and application of Union law. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 27 November 2018, from 09.00-12.30 and 14.30 to 18.30 at the European Parliament in Brussels in the meeting room JAN 6Q2.

With this one-day event, Members of the national Parliaments of the EU Member States will have a unique opportunity to exchange views and best practices with Members of the European Parliament, the representatives of the EU institutions, EU Ombudsman, national Ombudsmen, academics and civil society representatives, on a topic which combines competences at all levels of governance in the EU.

The meeting is structured around three panels and will tackle the issues of the transposition and implementation of EU law at national level, and the important role of Ombudsmen and petitions as instruments to detect the breaches of Union law.

Human rights and external actions of the EU and Member States, 20 November 2018

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On 20 November 2018 the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI together with the Legislative Dialogue Unit of DG PRES organised a meeting with the participation of 23 MPs, 7 officials and 19 permanent representatives of EU national Parliaments dedicated to an exchange of views on Human rights and external actions of the EU and Member States. This interparliamentary committee meeting (ICM) was part of the Human Rights Week of the European Parliament that from 19 to 23 November 2018 celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

The programme included three thematic sessions: 1. Mainstreaming human rights into externalaction, 2. Business and Human Rights and 3. Sustainable development and human rights.

Mr Pier Antonio Panzeri, DROI Chair opened the meeting, which was followed by interventions of EU Special Representative on Human Rights, Stavros Lambrindis, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and guests speakers from several EU National Parliaments as well as representatives of civil society, trade unions and the business sector. National Parliaments had the opportunity to discuss experiences at national level as well as strategic actions and ideas for the way forward at European level. The ICM was part of the monthly ordinary meeting of DROI and was organised with the support of the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments.

Participants of National Parliaments later attended the high level conference on the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, which took place in the afternoon. It was opened by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, and Vice-president/High-Representative of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini. Following the video message of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, many international dignitaries, including UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and ICC General Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, contributed as speakers. Participants celebrated the gift of the Universal Declaration and helped to reaffirm the enduring human rights principles and standards it has helped to establish.

European Cultural Heritage, 19-20 November 2018

To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH), the Committee on Culture and Education is holding an interparliamentary committee meeting on "European Cultural Heritage", organised around three thematic areas: Culture andIdentity; Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage; and Cultural Heritage and Education. 

The aim of this event - bringing together MEPs, Members of national parliaments, national coordinators of the EYCH and stakeholders - is to foster debate, discuss legislation, share experiences at national level, and explore future actions and ideas on how to ensure a long-term legacy for the EYCH beyond 2018.

Monday, 19 November 2018, 15:00 to 18:30 (parallel working sessions)
Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 09:00 to 12:30 (JAN 4Q1)

Location : for different locations see the programme

Fundamental rights aspects of Roma inclusion and fighting anti-Gypsyism, 18 October 2018

State of the debate on the future of Europe, 10 October 2018

Country Specific Recommendations, 9 October 2018

Conference on "Sound management of EU funds: the EP budgetary control powers" and Hearing on "Performance and visibility of EU funded projects in the Western Balkans with a special focus on the cross-border cooperation", 11 July 2018

EU Investing in its Transport Networks beyond 2020, 20 June 2018

The Implementation of the Data Protection package - At the eve of its application, 15 May 2018

Towards the CAP (Common Agriculture Policy) after 2020: the Future of Food and Farming, 24 April 2018

International Womens' Day 2018: Empowering Women and Girls in Media and Information and Communication Technologies: Key for the future

The UN Global Compacts on refugees and migrants and the role of Parliaments

The European Agenda on Migration - What about Legal Avenues and Integration?

Data Protection

Calendar of Interparliamentary Activity