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Transparency of functioning and accountability of national parliaments

A regional seminar, organised in co-operation with the PACE Committee on Rules of Procedure, will take place on 26-27 March 2015 in Istanbul, on the theme: "Elected bodies: transparency of functioning and accountability". The meeting is hosted by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and in addition to national parliaments from the region the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkish speaking countries will also participate.

The main aim of this seminar will be to raise awareness among MPs on available tools to increase effectiveness of functioning of elected representatives institutions. The peer-to-peer exchanges will focus on themes such as the codes of conduct for parliamentarians and the Council of Europe standards and recommendations concerning the funding of political parties and electoral campaigns.