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The Inter-Parliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (IPC-SECG) is a regular platform for cooperation between national parliaments and the European Parliament (EP), which was established by a decision of the Conference of the Speakers of EU Parliaments in 2013. This was based on Article 13 of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in Economic and Monetary Union (the so-called Fiscal Compact), according to which the EP and the national parliaments of the contractual parties shall jointly define “the organisation and support of a conference of representatives of the relevant committees of the EP and representatives of the relevant committees of the national parliaments to discuss budgetary policies and other matters covered by this Treaty.” This forum meets twice a year, with the meeting in the first half of the year being part of the ‘European Parliament Week’ organised by the EP in Brussels. The proceedings of the Inter-Parliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (or “Article 13 Conference”) are governed by the Rules of Procedure adopted in Luxembourg in 2015, which stipulate that the Conference operates on the principle of consensus and, although no conclusions or contributions are adopted during the Conference, the Rules of Procedure do not preclude this.

The Conference serves as a forum for exchanging views and positions on priorities and strategies in the budgetary, economic and social fields with representatives of the Commission, the Council and other bodies. In terms of composition, the Rules of Procedure leave parliaments absolutely free to decide how many representatives they send and which committees they represent. Members of the European Affairs, Budget, Economic and Social Affairs Committees traditionally attend.

The Inter-Parliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union is chaired jointly by the chairmen of the relevant committees of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in close cooperation with the European Parliament.

Agenda

  • October 9, 2022

    14:00 — 19:00Arrival of delegations and registration of participants in the hotels

  • October 10, 2022

    08:00 — 10:45Arrival of delegations and registration of participants in the hotels

    10:45Departure from the hotels to the meeting of political groups

    11:30 — 12:30Meeting of political groups

    12:15Departure from the hotels to the conference venue

    12:30 — 14:00Lunch

    14:00 — 14:30Opening Session

    Opening remarks:

    Ms. Markéta Pekarová Adamová, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic

    Mr. Josef Bernard, Chairman of the Committee on the Budget, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic

    Mr. Vladislav Vilímec, Chairman of the Committee on National Economy, Agriculture and Transport, Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

    14:30 — 16:30Session 1: Recovery and Resilience Facility - National Recovery and Resilience Plans (current state of implementation and new challenges)

    Speakers:

    Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Video Message

    Mr. Mikuláš Bek, Minister for European Affairs, Czech Republic, TBC

    Representative of the EU Commission, TBC

    Ms. Anna Hubáčková, Minister of the Environment, Czech Republic

    16:30Return to the hotels

    18:00Departure from the hotels for the ceremonial meeting at Prague Castle

    19:00 — 20:00Cultural programme - Cathedral of Saint Vitus

    20:00 — 22:30Dinner – Spanish Hall, Prague Castle

  • October 11, 2022

    Departure of delegations

    08:15Departure from the hotels to the conference venue

    09:00 — 10:30Session 2: Energy independence costs - the financing of energy and climate measures

    Speakers:

    Mr. Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany, TBC

    Mr. Mika Tapani Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland, TBC

    Mr. Jozef Síkela, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

    10:30 — 11:00Coffee break

    10:30 — 11:00Family photo

    11:00 — 12:30Session 3: Strengthening Europe’s economic resilience - preparedness for future crises

    Speakers:

    Mr. Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, Deputy Secretary General of the European Investment Bank

    Mr. Luděk Niedermayer, Vice-Chair of the ECON Committee, European Parliament

    12:30 — 13:00Closing Session

    Closing remarks:

    Mr. Ivan Adamec, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic

    13:00 — 14:30Lunch

Contacts

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  • Josef Bernard

    Josef Bernard

    Chairperson of the Committee on Budget of the Chamber of Deputies

  • Petr Jelínek

    Petr Jelínek

    Secretary of the Committee on Budget of the Chamber of Deputies

  • Ivan Adamec

    Ivan Adamec

    Chairperson of the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies

  • Kateřina Tarant

    Kateřina Tarant

    Secretary of the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies

  • Vít Kaňkovský

    Vít Kaňkovský

    Chairperson of the Committee on Social Policy of the Chamber of Deputies

  • Antonín Papoušek

    Antonín Papoušek

    Secretary of the Committee on Social Policy of the Chamber of Deputies

  • Vladislav Vilímec

    Vladislav Vilímec

    Chairperson of the Committee on National Economy, Agriculture and Transport of the Senate

  • Andrea Jůzová

    Andrea Jůzová

    Secretary of the Committee on National Economy, Agriculture and Transport of the Senate