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Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly, OSCE PA, provides a forum for parliamentary dialogue between 323 parliamentarians from the 57 OSCE member states. The OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organisation, with members across North America, Europe and Asia.

OSCE Ministerial Council 2017

OSCE Ministerial Council, Vienna, December 2017 / Image: OSCE PA

OSCE PA sessions

The members of the Assembly come together three times a year to debate a wide variety of issues relevant to the ultimate goal of human security for all in the OSCE region.

The Assembly meets in an annual winter session held in Vienna in February each year. The winter meeting consists of meetings of the standing committee and the three general committees of the Assembly.

The annual session of the Assembly, which convenes each July in the parliament of an OSCE participating state, is the largest event in the Assembly's calendar. At the annual session, the Assembly meets in the standing committee, three general committees and in plenary session to debate and pass recommendations on OSCE-related issues and to elect new officers.

The annual autumn meeting is also held in an OSCE participating State, usually in October. It consists of a parliamentary conference, a meeting of the OSCE PA Mediterranean forum and meeting of the standing committee.

Members also participate in election observation missions at the request of OSCE.

Irish delegation


          OSCE PA committee

 Deputy Michael Creed
 Head of delegation

             To be confirmed                                                           


 Senator Shane Cassells


 Senator Pauline O’Reilly


 Deputy Martin Kenny


 Senator Rebecca Moynihan


 Senator Alice-Mary Higgins



Alternate member


 Senator Gerard Craughwell


More information

For more information, see the website of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly.

Contact details

Secretary to the Oireachtas delegation

Bernadette Mathews

+353 (01) 618 3442

Inter-parliamentary unit

Houses of the Oireachtas Service

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 XR20