Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments

8 - 9 April 2019

Since its annual meetings in 1999 in a fixed format, the Speakers Conference of EU member states and the European Parliament has developed into an important forum of international exchange and of parliamentary cooperation within the EU. The first meeting took place in 1963 in Rome.

It is a special element of the Parliamentary Dimension and of interparliamentary cooperation that the parliament holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of the year will hold the Presidency of the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments and organize the meeting of the Secretaries General in the first half of the following year.

Therefore the Austrian Parliament will host the speakers of all EU member states 8 - 9 April 2019. Austria already took over the Presidency of the Speakers’ Conference from Estonia in Tallinn on 24 April 2018.

The chairmanship is currently held by the President of the National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka and the President of the Federal Council, Ingo Appé.

The conference was open to the public via livestream and remains available via video on demand.

IPEX – Website of the EU Speakers Conference

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Access to the meetings within the Parliamentary Dimension will be possible only with valid accreditation.

Media accreditation for the Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments taking place at the Wiener Konzerthaus is managed by the Mediaservice of the Parliamentary Administration ( and the permanent accreditation from the Austrian Parliament is also valid, a prior registration is required.

The accreditation badges will be issued on the two conference days at the media accreditation desk at the Wiener Konzerthaus. Please note that when picking up your badge, you have to present a valid press ID or the original letter of authorisation from the respective media company and an official ID with a photo.

Issue desk on the two conference days at the Wiener Konzerthaus:

Monday, 8 April: 13:00

Tuesday, 9 April: 8:00

Foto- and video opportunity during the conference:

Monday, 8 April and Tuesday, 9 April: Door Step and Tour de Table before the start of the conference

Monday, 8 April 16.30: Family photo

Media representatives will have access to the conference via the press gallery and via livestream in the media room, workstations will be available.