Some parliamentary delegations take part in interparliamentary assemblies. These include the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the Delegation to the Euro-Latin America Parliamentary Assembly, the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.
Interparliamentary Delegation (IPM)
The EP established interparliamentary delegations after deciding to strengthen the parliamentary dimension of its dialogue with a large number of third countries across the globe, including Iran, Iraq, Japan, China and India.
Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC)
The EP establishes Joint Parliamentary Committees with candidate countries or countries that have signed association agreements with the EU. These committees are made up of an equal number of Members from both the European Parliament and the respective partner parliament. The JPC assesses progress towards accession for candidate countries. Examples of JPCs include Turkey and FYROM (EU candidates); Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein (as part of the European Economic Area) and Mexico and Chile (under an association agreement).
Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC)
Parliamentary Cooperation Committees are based on specific agreements with countries that are part of the European Eastern Neighbourhood Policy (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) along with countries with which Europe has concluded Partnership and Cooperation Agreements (PCA), including Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. Their role is to follow the implementation of the PCA. MEPs will also monitor the political and economic activities of certain countries and their efforts to influence neighbouring and other countries.
Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC)
Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committees are set up with those South East European countries where a stabilisation and association agreement (SAA) has entered into force. Examples are Albania, Montenegro and Serbia.
Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue
This special type of interparliamentary cooperation aims to enhance parliamentary ties between the EU and the US Congress, and support activities developed by the EP delegation for relations with the United States.