Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
11 -12 October, Erste Campus, Vienna
The Conference for CFSP and CSDP deals with current questions of parliamentary control of the EU foreign defence policy. The meeting offers the opportunity for an exchange of views between the national parliaments, the European Parliament and the European Commission.
This parliamentary body was established during the Speakers’ Conference in April 2012 in Warsaw and had its first meeting the same year in Cyprus. Especially since the Western European Union’s dissolution, this conference has had to guarantee the parliamentary control and monitoring of the EU foreign, security and defence policy.
The conference meets twice a year, usually in the member state holding the presidency. However in exceptional cases the meetings can take place in the European Parliament in Brussels. The delegations consist of max. six members of each of the national parliaments and 16 members of the European Parliament. National parliaments from the candidate countries and the European NATO members are allowed to send four delegates.
During the Austrian Presidency the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council, Andreas Schieder (SPÖ), and the Chairperson of the Defence Committee, Reinhard Eugen Bösch (FPÖ), preside over the meeting.
Within the debate of current topics of parliamentary control of the EU foreign, security and defence policy, the conference will provide the opportunity to take a closer look at the stabilisation of the Western Balkan, the Global Strategy of the EU, and the EU’s role in international conflicts.
The conference is open to the public via livestream.
- Invitation Presidents National and Federal Councils (html)
- Invitation Presidents National and Federal Councils / PDF, 258 KB
- Invitation from the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman of the Defence Committee of the Austrian National Council (html)
- Invitation from the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman of the Defence Committee of the Austrian National Council / PDF, 297 KB
The Austrian Presidency has implemented an online registration system for all meetings.
Information on the registration system is distributed to the delegations directly via e-mail.
Please note that registration ends on 4 October 2018.
Information on media accreditation can be found here.
Access to the meetings within the Parliamentary Dimension will be possible only with valid accreditation.
The permanent accreditation from the Austrian Presidency of the Council is valid for all conferences and media events within the Parliamentary Dimension. For this accreditation please consult the website of the Austrian Presidency www.eu2018.at.
For the conferences taking place at the Hofburg/Parliament and at the Erste Campus the permanent accreditation from the Austrian Parliament is also valid. Individual accreditation for the conferences taking place at the Hofburg/ Parliament and at the Erste Campus are managed by the Mediaservice of the Parliamentary Administration firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates will be individually announced prior to the conference.
Ms Sandra Kusmierczyk
EU Participation and European Relations Department
Ms Marlis Schmidt
Protocol, Visits and Conference Organisation Department
Should you need further information, please contact: CFSP-CSDP-AT2018@parlament.gv.at