XXVI - Spain - 2002

The 26th COSAC in Madrid on 12-14 May 2002 was the first COSAC following the decision by Member States to involve national and European parliamentarians directly in the preparations of the 2004 IGC via a Convention. COSAC followed the proceedings of the Convention both closely and actively throughout the period, because many national parliamentarians participating in COSAC were at the same time also representatives of their parliaments in the Convention, which created a certain spill over effect between the two processes.