A four-member delegation of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile led by Mrs. Dolma Gyari, Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, and Kalon Tempa Tsering, Kalon for the Department of Information and International Relations, attended the Inter-Parliamentary conference at the European Parliament on 8 November 2007.
The conference was convened by Mr. Thomas Mann, MEP, President of the EP Tibet Intergroup. Deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari addressed the conference together with Thomas Mann, Hans-Gert Poettering, President of the European Parliament, Kelsang Gyaltsen, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for European Affairs, and Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the EP political groups.
Isabel Hilton, journalist and author of The Search for the Panchen Lama, and editor of a website devoted to climate change and environment, spoke in a workshop on environmental pollution in China. A panel discussion was held for the second workshop on the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. The speakers were Pal Schmitt, MEP, former Olympic gold winner in fencing, Peter Stastny, MEP, participant in 47 Olympic Games, and Jean-Paul Marthoz, Belgian journalist and former international press director for Human Rights Watch.