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2001-12-15 Brussels Belgium


15 Dec 2001, Brussels (Belgium), following signature of Laeken Declaration, by the Heads of State and Government of F-XF2147 - European Union (EU) meeting as E-XE7976 - European Council. Inaugural meeting 1 Mar 2002. Also referred to as European Convention -- Convention européenne -- Convención Europea -- Europäischer Konvent -- Convenção Europeia -- Convenzione europea -- Europese Conventie -- Europeiska Konventets -- Europaeiske Konvent -- Eurooppa Valmistelukunta. Work completed 10 Jul 2003.


Revise and clarify the current structure for deciding European Union policies so as to enable European governments to meet increasing political challenges, particularly in the areas of asylum and immigration, international organized crime, terrorism, racism and xenophobia.


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Convention comprises Chairman, 2 Vice-Chairmen, 15 representatives of Heads of State or Government (one from each EU member state), 30 members of national parliaments (2 from each member state), 16 members of F-XF0667 - European Parliament (EP) and 2 members of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC). Praesidium comprises Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and 9 members of the Convention - representatives of all governments holding the Presidency of E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union during the Convention, 2 national parliament representatives, 2 European Parliament representatives and 2 Commission representatives.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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