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History of the Foundation



Operation of the Parliament Foundation.

The Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy started its activities in 2004

First meeting.

On December 8, 2003, the Board of Administration met for the first time.

Voting of Articles governing the operation of the Foundation.

In May 1999, the Plenum of Parliament voted unanimously in favour both of the institution of the Foundation of the Hellenic Parliament for Parliamentarism and Democracy, and of the Articles governing its operation.

Establishment of legal entity of the Foundation.

In 1997, following a proposal tabled by the President of Parliament and approved by the Council of Presidents of Parliament, the Plenum of Parliament resolved to establish "a private, non-profit organization within the Hellenic Parliament charged with fostering both the principles of Parliamentarism and Democracy and the participation of the Hellenic Parliament in the cultural, social, and educational life of the nation, as well as with supporting attempts to improve the international standing of Greece in general" (Article 167A of the Standing Orders of the Hellenic Parliament  Part One)

The idea for a Foundation.

It was in 1996 that the idea was born of setting up a Foundation to undertake the planning and implementation of activities and events which, although strictly beyond the ambit of the Hellenic Parliaments parliamentary work, were nonetheless connected directly or indirectly with its institutional role and mission.