National Parliaments and Europe
OPAL Project final conference
London, 31 March 2014
Venues: Europe House and House of Commons
The National Parliaments and Europe conference is organised to mark the end of a three-year collaborative project national parliaments and the EU post-Lisbon. The conference will be an occasion for the OPAL consortium partners from the Universities of Cambridge, Cologne, Maastricht and Sciences Po Paris to present the most significant findings of their research and to exchange ideas with practitioners.
The event will gather academics, parliamentarians and parliamentary clerks from various EU member states for a discussion around the main themes of the OPAL project including: national parliamentary scrutiny of EU legislative and non-legislative affairs, role of national parliaments in management of the Eurozone financial crisis and inter-parliamentary cooperation after the Lisbon Treaty.
The conference will take place in two significant venues to highlight the relevance of both European and national levels to our research: Europe House, which houses the London Offices of the European Parliament and European Commission, and the House of Commons.