The Delegations of the European Parliament
The European Parliament's delegations are official groups of MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) that maintain and deepen relations with the parliaments of non-EU countries, with regions and with organisations.
In this way, delegations serve as Parliament's primary link to other legislatures, at home and abroad.
Working in cooperation with Parliament's committees and with MEPs supporting democracy and human rights beyond the EU's borders, delegations reinforce the positions of the European Parliament.
By exercising parliamentary diplomacy through regular discussions, delegations also promote the EU in general and encourage their partners to uphold the EU's values and interests.
There are several types of delegations: delegations to formal interparliamentary committees, delegations to multilateral parliamentary assemblies, and delegations for relations with another country or group of countries.