The European Court of Auditors (ECA) will host an international symposium on the public funding of parliaments in Europe on 22 and 23 March 2018 at its premises in Luxembourg.
The aim of the symposium is to draw inspiration from the budgetary systems of European states, at a time when budgetary issues are dominating the economic, political and administrative agendas across Europe.
Drawing on the experiences of ten European countries, discussions will study the rules governing the status of the elected and non-elected members of the parliaments in these countries and of the EU Parliament. Several high profile academics and international figures will take part in the symposium.
A very topical but scientifically under-researched issue
The public funding of national parliaments is only just starting to attract more attention in Europe. Raw budgetary data is difficult to access, and the financial and administrative autonomy of parliamentary assemblies has sometimes been called into question in recent years.
This meeting on comparative public finance law follows numerous studies on the governance of parliamentary assemblies in Europe (on the monitoring of expenses, allowances, and so on), and so provides an opportunity to exchange ideas on an essential and particularly topical issue.
The programme and practical information are available on the symposium website.
This conference is free of charge. If you would like to participate, you are advised to fill out the online registration form. We will then contact you to confirm your registration.