Barcelona, 10 April 2014 – National and Regional Parliaments: Practices & challenges post-Lisbon

Valentin Kreilinger, Research Fellow, will moderate a panel discussion on "National parliaments and the European semester: the importance of Inter-parliamentary conferences" at this seminar of the European Institute of Public Administration.

Parliamentary involvement in EU affairs after Lisbon

Welcome and mutual presentation

Opening speech
Europeanisation from within: are national and regional parliaments and executives now more alert in EU decision-making?

Pere Puig i Anglada, Head of the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the EU

Subsidiarity check: lessons learned
Gracia Vara Arribas, Project Leader, Expert at the European Institute of Public Administration, EIPA Barcelona

Multilevel parliamentarism

Forms and variations of multilevel parliamentarism: a focus on the European Parliament
Andreas Maurer, Chair for Political Science and European Integration, Innsbruck School of Political Science and Sociology, Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck

Joint lunch

The European Commission’s relations with the European, national and regional parliaments
Representative from the European Commission

Parliaments and Economic Governance

National parliaments and the European semester: the importance of Inter- parliamentary conferences
Moderates: Valentin Kreilinger, Research fellow EU Politics and Institutions, Notre Europe Jacques Delors Institute, Paris
• Representative of COSAC
• Representative of the new Inter-parliamentary conference 2013 for economic and financial governance

Debate: Scenarios for the future of national and regional parliaments within the European Union
speakers of the day

Welcome dinner


Analysis of different practices: The experience of national and regional parliaments

Cases will be presented to detect best practices regarding:
a. Subsidiarity scrutiny
b. Parliamentary impact on the Government’s room for manoeuvre in European affairs
c. The new role of the parliaments in the new economic governance

The case of Scotland
Iain McIver, Senior Researcher (Europe and International), Scottish Parliament Information Centre

The case of Italy
Costanza Gaetta, Consultant for EU law-making process at Formez PA presso Formez, Director for Institutional and European Affairs presso Conference of the Presidents of the Italian Regional Parliaments

The case of Germany
Anna-Lena Högenauer, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Arts and Social and Political Sciences, University of Maastricht


Joint lunch

The challenges ahead – detecting best practices
Andreas Maurer

Debate with the speakers of the day
Moderates: Gracia Vara Arribas

Presentation of conclusions
Anna-Lena Högenauer

Closing of the seminar