Decision Concerning Events in the Framework of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


Published: 2013-06-02

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board of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
 
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CONCERNING EVENTS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF
THE PARLIAMENTARY DIMENSION OF THE LITHUANIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EURoPEAN UNION 
 
6 February 2013  No SV-S-81 Vilnius
 
The Board of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, having regard to Decision No 100-S-1 of the Committee on European Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania of 16 January 2013, r e s o l v e s:
1.  To approve the list of events in the framework of the parliamentary dimension of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and additional events related to the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union to be held at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Parliament in the second half of 2013 (attached).
2.  To approve of the initiative of the Committee on Economics of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania to host together with the European Parliament a joint parliamentary meeting to be held at the European Parliament and to approve of the opportunity for the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania to hold an exhibition in the premises of the European Parliament during the joint parliamentary meeting.
3.  To approve of the hosting of the following additional events related to the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in the second half of 2013:
1) meetings of the Committee on Political Affairs, Security and Human Rights, the Committee on Economic, Financial and Commercial Affairs, the Committee on Social Affairs, Youth and Children, Human Exchanges, Education and Culture and the Working Group on EU-LAC Migration Issues of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) to be held on 16-18 July 2013;
2) the annual “Early School Leaving” conference of the European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC), which will take place on 18-20 November 2013;
3) the international session of the Model European Parliament, to be held by the public institution Europos namai (House of Europe) on 2-6 December 2013.
4. To establish that, during the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, only the events provided for in subparagraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Decision may be held at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in the second half of 2013. Other international events may be held at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania only in exceptional cases by a decision of the Board of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
5.  To establish that the Committees of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania organising the events in the framework of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union must submit draft agendas for these events to the Coordination Working Group of the Office of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania by 1 April 2013, specifying potential panellists and their substitutes.
6.  To establish that the Committees of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania must notify the Coordination Working Group of the Office of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania of visits to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in 2013 by delegations of the Committees of the European Parliament, the parliaments of the Member States, the candidate and potential candidate countries of the European Union, the Eastern Partnership countries and the strategic partners of the European Union and must coordinate the agendas of these visits with Deputy Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Petras Auštrevičius, before submitting them for approval to the Board of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
 
 
Speaker of the Seimas                                                                                            Vydas Gedvilas
 
 
 
   
APPROVED BY Decision No SV-S-81 of the Board of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania of 6 February 2013  
LIST of events in the framework OF the Parliamentary Dimension of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and additional events related to the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union TO BE held AT the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and
the European Parliament in the second half of 2013
No
Committee
Event
Date
  Number of participants  
Venue
1.
Committee on European Affairs
Solemn plenary sitting of the Seimas to mark the start of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
4 July 2013
300
March 11 Hall of the Seimas
2.
Committee on European Affairs
Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC)
7-8 July 2013
140
Plenary Chamber of the Seimas
3.
Committee on Rural Affairs
Meeting of chairpersons of sectoral committees on the Common Agricultural Policy reform
21-22 July 2013
120
Plenary Chamber of the Seimas
4.
Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on National Security and Defence
Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
4-6 September 2013
350
March 11 Hall of the Seimas  
5.
Committee on Budget and Finance and Committee on Economics
Meeting of chairpersons of sectoral committees: “Prevention of Smuggling of Goods Subject to Excise and Customs Duties”
15-16 September 2013
120
Plenary Chamber of the Seimas
6.
Committee on Education, Science and Culture and Committee on the Development of Information Society 
Meeting of chairpersons of sectoral committees: “United in Diversity: Political and Social Development Aspects of EU Languages and Cultures”
26-27 September 2013
120
Plenary Chamber of the Seimas
7.
Committee on Economics
Meeting of chairpersons of sectoral committees: “Energy Policy of the European Union: Towards Competitiveness, Growth and Employment”
13-15 October 2013
120
Plenary Chamber of the Seimas
8.
Committee on European Affairs
Plenary Meeting of the L COSAC
27-29 October 2013
350
  March 11 Hall of the Seimas  
9.
Committee on Social Affairs and Labour
Meeting of chairpersons of sectoral committees: “Employment Incentives to Implement the Europe 2020 Strategy”
10-11 November 2013
120
Plenary Chamber of the Seimas
10.
Committee on Environment Protection and Committee on State Administration and Local Authorities
Meeting of chairpersons of sectoral committees: “Macro-Regional Strategies: Development and Prospects”
24-25 November 2013
120
  Plenary Chamber of the Seimas  
11.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Meeting of Chairpersons of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy on the development of democracy
27-28 November 2013
350
March 11 Hall of the Seimas
12.
Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Parliament
Joint parliamentary meeting
November or December of 2013
200
European Parliament
additional events related to the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
1.
Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat)*  
Meetings of the Committee on Political Affairs, Security and Human Rights, the Committee on Economic, Financial and Commercial Affairs, the Committee on Social Affairs, Youth and Children, Human Exchanges, Education and Culture and the Working Group on EU-LAC Migration Issues of the EuroLat
16-18 July 2013
100
Plenary Chamber of the Seimas; other halls
2.
European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC)
Annual “Early School Leaving” conference
18-20 November 2013
120
Plenary Chamber of the Seimas; other halls
3.
Public institution |Europos namai (House of Europe)
International session of the Model European Parliament
2-6 December 2013
200
March 11 Hall of the Seimas; other halls
 
* The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly is a forum for issues relating to the Bi-regional European Union – Latin America and Caribbean Strategic Partnership.