GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON STRENGHTENING PARLIAMENTS TO ENHANCE DEMOCRACY 

June 30, 2023
July 1, 2023
León

Thursday July 27

12:40 - 15.00
Closing Session of the 15th Ordinary Plenary Session of EuroLat

12:30 - 13.30
Ordinary Plenary Session of the EuroLat Assembly

Wednesday, July 26

17.00 - 19.00
Meeting of the Working Group on Food Security and the Fight against Hunger

17.00 - 19.00
Eurolat meetings with Civil Society

13:30
Press conference

11.15 - 13.15
Solemn Opening Session of the Fifteenth EuroLat Plenary Session

Tuesday July 25

16.00 - 18.00
Euro-Latin American Women´s Forum

16.00 - 18.00
Meeting of the Working Group on Security, Organized and Transnational Crime, and Terrorism

11.30 - 13.00
Meeting of the Commission for Sustainable Development, Environment, Energy Policy, Research, Innovation and Technology

11.30 - 13.00
Meeting of the Commission for Social Affairs, Youth and Children, Human Exchanges, Education and Culture

09.00 - 11.00
Meeting of the Commission on Political Affairs, Security and Human Rights

09.00 - 11.00
Meeting of the Committee on Economic, Financial and Commercial Affairs

Friday October 27

Thursday October 26

Tuesday Novemeber 28

Monday Novemeber 27

Commemoration of the International Day of Parliamentarism, June 30 – July 1, León

This global Conference, to be held in León from June 30 to July 1, shall bring together the Speakers of the EU Parliaments and other invited countries, and will inaugurate the Spanish Presidency. Its goal is to commemorate the International Day of Parliamentarism, stressing the historical roots of parliamentarism; highlight the key role played by Parliaments in the promotion of the development of democracy worldwide and the value of parliamentary institutions faced with the new challenges and threats to democracy, as well as to show the deep roots of Spanish parliamentarism and particularly the place held in this sense by the Cortes de León, set up in 1188 and which, according to UNESCO, represent the oldest documentary manifestation of parliamentarism in history. 

Speakers from 50 countries worldwide are expected to attend this global Conference, among them the Speakers of the EU Parliaments, the candidate countries and the Speakers of countries with a close inter parliamentary cooperation. 
For any further information regarding this meeting, please contact spain2023eu@congreso.es.

Agenda

June 30, 2023

9.30 - 11.00

Parliamentary cooperation and development of Democracy.

11.30 - 12.00

Opening session

12.00 – 13.00

Keynote address: León as cradle of parliamentarism

14.30 - 16.00

The defence of European values and democratic institutions faced with the new challenges and threats to Democracy

16.00 - 17.00

Closing session

Adoption of the “León Declaration on Parliamentarism”

June 30, 2023
June 30, 2023
July 1, 2023
León