European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments - Facts and figures

Rules of procedure: Rules of the European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments

Aims: To act as a forum for the exchange of opinions, information and experiences, as well as for the promotion of research activities and common action on topics related to the role of parliaments and the organization of parliamentary functions, also with respect to the forms and tools of interparliamentary cooperation

Membership: Presidents and speakers of the parliaments (for bicameral systems: Presidents of both chambers)

  • of the 47 Council of Europe Member States and the three countries with observer status, i.e. Canada, Israel and Mexico
  • the Presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament

Frequency of meetings: The Conference meets normally every two years

Place of meeting: Alternates between Strasbourg and a capital of a Council of Europe Member State

Document languages: English and French

Conference languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian


Secretariat in the Bundestag: