Association of European Senates

Previous meetings


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)