The Riksdag held an interparliamentary conference on democracy in Europe
When the Riksdag held an interparliamentary conference on democracy in Europe, discussions focused on how parliamentarians can help to safeguard and strengthen democracy and the rule of law.
On 18–19 June, the Riksdag hosted an interparliamentary conference on democracy in Europe. The conference was the last of the eight conferences to be hosted by the Riksdag during the first half of 2023 within the framework of the Riksdag’s part in the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers – the parliamentary dimension.
The role of parliamentarians in safeguarding and strengthening democracy and the rule of law
The general idea behind the conference on democracy in Europe was to give parliamentarians an opportunity to discuss how they can help to safeguard and strengthen democracy and the rule of law. The first session of the conference therefore focused on the democratic dialogue and the significance of parliaments, and the second session dealt with the importance of safeguarding the independence of the courts and public trust in society’s institutions.
The Riksdag is arranging eight conferences during the EU Presidency
Sweden is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in January–June 2023. Within the framework of the parliamentary dimension of the Presidency, the Riksdag is arranging eight conferences and meetings during this period, in which members of the national parliaments of the EU member states and of the European Parliament participate and discuss various matters. The conferences are part of continuing cooperation between the parliaments, also known as interparliamentary cooperation in the EU.
Parts of the conference were broadcast via the Riksdag webcast service, and are also available on demand.
- About the interparliamentary conference on democracy in Europe on the website for the Riksdag’s part in the EU Presidency
- About interparliamentary cooperation on the Riksdag website
- About exchange of information between national parliaments and the European Parliament on the IPEX website
- Twitter: @parleu2023se
Contact person for the media
- Annika Waller, Deputy Head of Secretariat, telephone: +46 8 786 42 55, email: email@example.com
- The Riksdag Administration Press Service: +46 8 786 62 00