Association of European Senates

Previous meetings


June 14 and 15, 2018
19th meeting in Bucharest (RO)

Current challenges to the economic, social and territorial cohesion in Europe: what role for the Senates?

June 1 and 2, 2017
18th meeting in Ljubljana (SL)

The European Senate – The road towards a closer link with EU citizens? - Second chambers facing the challenges of time


June 1 and 2, 2017
18th meeting in Ljubljana (SL)

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    October 20 and 21, 2016
    17th meeting in Bern (CH)
    The fight against terrorism in Europe - Extension of the powers of the Intelligence and Exceptional Rights of the Government: What is the role of the Parliament? "/" The weight of the Senate in parliamentary decision-making"
  • May 21 and 22, 2015
    16th meeting in The Hague / Den Haag (NL)
    Spotlight on the Senate - Modern Concepts of Senate Functioning in the Bicameral Parliamentary System "

    June 14, 2013
    15th meeting in London (GB)
    Relationships between upper and lower chambers "/" Senates and the use of social media "

    March 16, 2012
    14th meeting in Paris (FR)
    The fight against the international economic and financial crisis: what role for parliaments and in particular for the second European chambers?

    June 17, 2011
    The Senate and its mechanisms for collaboration with the regions and the local entities. Madrid (ES)

    April 16, 2010
    The Evolution of Parliamentary Diplomacy in the 21st Century. The Role of Senates
    The Role of Senates between Local Government and the European Union. Rome (IT)

    October 23, 2009
    Democracy in Europe twenty years after the first free elections east of the Berlin Wall –
    Europe and the World twenty years after the Cold War. Gdansk (PL)

    April 17, 2009
    The role of the Senates on the European Continent. The Hague / Den Haag (NL)

    November 14, 2008
    The role of the parliaments’ Upper Houses in cultural and intercivilizational dialogue development. Saint-Petersburg (RU)

    April 18, 2008
    The contribution of the information and communication technologies to the legislative process. Vienna (AT)

    October 12, 2007
    Ensuring a transparent and accountable governance – the contribution of the Senates. Bucharest (RO)

    September 28, 2006
    Upper chambers of Parliaments and their functions in the 21st century. Prague (CZ)

    April 21, 2006
    The Senates’ contribution towards grass-roots politics. Bern (CH)

    September 02, 2005
    Bicameralism and federalism in a process of change - current developments and reform projects. Berlin (DE)

    May 25, 2004
    The role of Upper Chambers of National Parliaments in the European Union and in the process of European integration. Warsaw (PL)

    October 7, 2003
    A different composition of the chambers in bicameral parliaments as a precondition for their efficiency ? Modes of constitution, conditions of membership, terms of office, dissolution . Prague (CZ)

    February 28, 2003
    Government control by Upper Chambers. Madrid (ES)

    June 28, 2002
    Bicameralism - Democracy and the role of Civil Society. Ljubljana (SI)

    November 13, 2001
    The Senates and the Quality of Legislation. Brussels (BE)

    June 6, 2001
    Senates and representation of local authorities. Paris (FR)

    November 8, 2000 
    Creation of the Association of European Senates. Paris (FR)