Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (SECG)
17 - 18 September, Austria Center Vienna
On the basis of Article 13 of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (Fiscal Treaty), which entered into force on 1 January 2013, a new parliamentary body, the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union” was established the same year. The first meeting took place under the Lithuanian EU presidency in Vilnius in October 2013.
The Interparliamentary Conference on SECG
To ensure democratic accountability in the area of economic governance and budgetary policy in the EU, this conference enables a stronger involvement of the national parliaments in the debates on economic coordination of the EU. Furthermore, it facilitates an enhanced exchange of views on economic governance and budget policy between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the national parliaments on a regular basis.
The meeting takes place twice a year: In the first half of the year the conference is held in Brussels within the framework of the “European Parliamentary Week” and co-chaired by representatives of the European Parliament. In the second half of the year the meeting takes place in the member state holding the presidency. The composition of the delegations is determined by each national parliament. Two delegates of each candidate country are invited as observers.
During the Austrian Presidency the Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the National Council, Karlheinz Kopf (ÖVP), will preside over the meeting.
The agenda will include current matters of budgetary and fiscal policy such as the Multiannual Framework or the Projects in support of the completion and deepening of the economic and monetary union.
The conference was open to the public via livestream and remains available via video on demand.
- Background Paper - Session 1: Implementation of a fiscal policy framework for the EU (html)
- Background Paper - Session 1: Implementation of a fiscal policy framework for the EU / PDF, 296 KB
- Background Paper - Session 2: Investment, innovation and education as drivers for a more competitive Europe (html)
- Background Paper - Session 2: Investment, innovation and education as drivers for a more competitive Europe / PDF, 355 KB
- Background Paper - Session 3: Combating Tax Evasion (html)
- Background Paper - Session 3: Combating Tax Evasion / PDF, 162 KB
- Background Paper - Session 4: Digitalisation and its impact on employment (html)
- Background Paper - Session 4: Digitalisation and its impact on employment / PDF, 133 KB
Curricula vitae of the speakers
- Press release, 19 September 2018: The Interparliamentary Conference on SECG Calls for Sustainability and Fairness in Budget and Taxation Matters
- Press release ,18 September 2018: The Digital Revolution Is Putting the European Social Model to the Test
- Press release, 18 September 2018: Interparliamentary Conference on SECG Seeks Ways to Combat Tax Evasion
- Press release, 17 September 2018: A Competitive Europe Needs Increased Investment, Innovation and Education
- Press release, 17 September 2018: Interparliamentary Conference on SECG: Calls for Strengthening Fiscal Policy Framework
- Press release, 17 September 2018: Karlheinz Kopf at the Interparliamentary Conference on SECG: Europe Needs Fairness in Fiscal Matters
- Press release, 17 September 2018: National Council President Sobotka: Europe Must Look to Innovation
- Press release, 10 September 2018: EU Presidency: Interparliamentary Conference on ESCG on 17 and 18 September
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.