EU Parliaments in global governance

The Parliamentary Forum on “EU Parliaments in global governance”, hosted by Miguel Angel Martínez and Othmar Karas, European Parliament Vice-Presidents responsible for relations with national Parliaments, focused on the question on how to improve cooperation in multilateral assemblies between EU National Parliaments and the European Parliament.

Silvana Koch-Mehrin spoke at the session on “Connecting Parliamentarians: Global Parliamentary Initiatives” together with Arnaud Leroy, Member of the Assemblée Nationale, France; Vice-President, GLOBE Europe, the Global Legislators Organisation, Alain Destexhe, Member and former President of Parliamentarians for Global Action and Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament; Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA).

The key questions were how Parliamentarians from across the world could work together effectively on concrete issues, what organisations, networks and initiatives existed as well as how online communication, social networks and videoconferencing could strengthen these networks.