Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network

jointly with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
and in partnership with Women Political Leaders (WPL)


Chair: Anthony Gooch, Director, Public Affairs and Communications Directorate, OECD


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  • Monday 24 February 2020
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020
  • Wednesday 26 February 2020

Last updated on 21 February


OECD Conference Centre
Room CC13-15
2, rue André Pascal
75016 Paris, France
Phone: 33 (0)1 45 24 82 00

Monday 24 February 2020

All day

Bilateral meetings with OECD experts (select one topic, upon request)




Welcome and introduction to special sessions
Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD

15.00 - 16.30

Global energy prospects and their implications for energy security & sustainable development. Special session with:
Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

The global energy landscape continues to be in a state of flux and understanding the ongoing shifts in markets, technology and policy—and the impact of this interplay on the energy sector—has never been more critical. Each year, the IEA’s World Energy Outlook provides comprehensive analysis on the evolution of the global energy system, incorporating the latest data and market developments. This session will outline the key findings of the most recent edition of the report, and explain their implications for energy security and sustainability. It will also cover recent developments and future prospects for a range of low-carbon technologies, including renewables, nuclear power, hydrogen and CCUS, that are vital to accelerate global clean energy transitions. 

16.30 - 17.30

Transport innovation for sustainable development
Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum

Discussant: Jessica Thunander, Member of Parliament, Sweden

Transport provides our citizens with access – it empowers them to reach their workplaces, attend school, be treated in hospitals, and bring their goods to market. This makes transport policy a powerful lever for expanding citizens’ opportunities, for making societies more inclusive and for fostering a sustainable economic development. Yet today’s mobility remains 90% reliant on oil and emits almost a quarter of man-made CO2 emissions. Demand for mobility is growing rapidly, so decarbonising transport is urgent. Many innovative technologies and business models are transforming transport and could offer pathways toward more sustainable mobility and thus sustainable development. To achieve that, governments will need to set the right regulatory conditions – and also show themselves capable of putting in place innovative approaches to governance and regulation.

16.30 - 18.00

Focus on Gender: Making the web a safer place for women
Social media training session in partnership with Women Political Leaders

Conference Centre – room CC4

Introduction: Rick Zedník, Managing Director, WPL

Workshop session in English only

Shandana Gulsar Khan, Member of the Parliament, Pakistan
Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, Greece - Ambassador of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign
Elisa Borry-Estrade, Facebook


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Tuesday 25 February 2020


Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network

Chair: Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD


Arrival and coffee



09.00 - 10.30

Global Economic Outlook – Rethinking policy for a changing world
Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, Head of the Economics Department and Special Counsellor to the Secretary-General, OECD

Discussant: Pier Carlo Padoan, Member of Parliament, Italy

This session will look at the Global Economy Outlook, both at the current juncture and with a longer-term view. We will explain the factors shaping the economic outlook and how we form assumptions and projections. For example, an immediate concern is the potential impact of coronavirus on people’s lives: our job is to advise on what economic policy can do to avoid an economic shock on top of the health one. Structurally, our analysis aims at drawing policies that will improve standards of living and well-being for all.

Looking ahead, we are concerned about how digitalisation, climate change and ageing will affect standards of living and well-being of all, for both current and future generations. Digitalisation already requires changing skills – starting with education – but is also hampering competition, possibly creating rents harmful for innovation, business dynamics and perhaps workers. Air pollution already affects the health, work, training capacity and living conditions of many in OECD countries. Ageing is a challenge for intergenerational equity and the well-being of older generations.

10.30 - 10.45

Coffee break

10.45 - 12.30

PISA & Future of Work
Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, OECD

Discussant: Gunilla Svantorp, Member of Parliament, Sweden

PISA is not only the world’s most comprehensive and reliable indicator of student capabilities – it is also a powerful tool that policymakers can use to fine-tune education policies and prepare society for the challenges of the future of work. Equipping citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their full potential in an increasingly interconnected and digital world needs to become a global policy priority. In working to achieve these goals, more and more countries are looking beyond their own borders for evidence of the most successful and efficient education policies and practices. This session will review where countries stand and what explains the success of the most rapidly improving education systems.


Group photo

12.45 - 13.45

Lunch offered by OECD
Rooms Roger Ockrent and George Marshall, OECD Château


Special session on tax: 

There is now widespread agreement that the current international tax rules must be adapted to the 21st Century economy, ensuring that all businesses – and not just those in the digital sector – pay their fair share of tax where they have activities and where they earn their profits. To address what has been identified as Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), a 15-point Action Plan was developed and enacted between 2012 and 2015. Global implementation has been underway ever since with significant results, to improve the coherence of international tax rules and ensure a more transparent tax environment.  

The 2015 BEPS Action Plan also recognised that the digitalisation of the economy has contributed to BEPS and given rise to broader challenges, including where tax should be paid (“nexus” rules), and how much of MNE profits should be taxed in a given jurisdiction (attribution of profits). In light of increasing public pressure, the G20 mandated the OECD in 2017 to renew multilateral discussions within the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS. Countries are now actively negotiating a consensus-based solution to address these tax challenges by the end of 2020.

13.45 – 14.20

Update on addressing the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy
Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Discussant: Christian Levrat, Member of Parliament, Switzerland

Overview of the priority work on addressing the tax challenges arising from digitalisation and update the Network on the recent progress made to reach a consensus-based solution, the upcoming steps and challenges.

14.20 – 14.55

Economic and Impact Assessment
David Bradbury
, Head of Tax Policy and Statistics Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Preliminary results of the economic analysis and impact assessment regarding the two-pillar proposals.

14.55 – 15.20

Coffee break

15.20 – 16.05

Pillar 1: Allocation of MNE Income
Matt Andrew
, Senior Tax Adviser, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Sophie Chatel, Head of Tax Treaty Unit, Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing & Financial Transactions Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Overview of the agreed Outline on the “Unified Approach” under Pillar One, which includes elements such as which MNEs would be in the scope of new taxing right, where tax should be paid (“nexus” rules), and how much of MNE profits should be taxed in a given jurisdiction (attribution of profits).

16.05 – 16.45

Pillar 2: Global Anti-Base-Erosion Tax
Achim Pross
, Head of International Cooperation and Tax Administration Division

Overview of Pillar Two, which aims to address remaining base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) issues and ensure that international businesses pay a minimum level of tax.

17.00 - 18.00

Sessions with OECD economic country desks
Room: Salon du Parc

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own country’s economy with an OECD economist working on their country, in informal breakout sessions.


Rooms Roger Ockrent and George Marshall, OECD Château


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Wednesday 26 February 2020

 Chair: Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD


Arrival and coffee



09.00 - 10.30

A conversation with Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

10.30 - 10.45

Coffee break


1st meeting of the OECD Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

10.45 - 10.55

Opening remarks
Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD

10.55 - 11.30

Update on AI Policy Observatory
Dirk Pilat, OECD Deputy Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

11.30 - 12.45

Discussion and brainstorming on what the Group on AI could aim to achieve
Led by the Champion MPs of the Parliamentary Group on AI
Alessandro Fusacchia, Member of Parliament, Italy
Darren Jones, Member of Parliament, UK

12.45 – 13.00 Networking break

13.00 – 14.30

Working lunch - Joint session of Parliamentary Group on AI and OECD AI Expert Group

Introduction and moderation:
Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD
Andy Wyckoff, Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Keynote speech: Cédric O, Secretary of State for the Digital Sector, France

Global Parliamentary Network rapporteurs will share the results of the previous session on parliamentarians’ priorities for AI and their expectations from the Parliamentary Group and the OECD AI Policy Observatory. Members of ONE AI will put forward their thoughts on key priority issues for lawmakers.

Discussants from the OCDE Parliamentary group on AI
Eric Bothorel, Member of Parliament, France
Lord Clement-Jones, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

14.30 – 14.45

Coffee break

14.45 – 16.45   

AI "Training"
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and INSEAD

Taylor Reynolds, Technology Policy Director of MIT's Internet Policy Research Initiative
Jonathan Frankle, PhD candidate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
Theos Evgeniou, Professor, INSEAD

16.45 – 17.15

What’s next?
Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD


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