The Parliamentary Assembly is a unique interparliamentary
assembly which can be proud of its achievements over the last sixty
Taking stock of the current context and its mission, the Assembly’s
reform will aim to strengthen its political relevance and effectiveness,
to make it more visible and to improve its members’ participation,
while reinforcing interaction between the Assembly and national
parliaments. In addition, inter-parliamentary co-operation should
be improved, including with the European Parliament.
The Assembly’s members are therefore invited to consider a
swathe of measures, ranging from policy actions, which would imply
a change of practice and not necessarily a change of rules, to modifications
of its working methods and structures which would imply a change
of its Rules of Procedure.