From September 17-20, 2014, delegations from altogether 24 countries including 19 EU member states visited Washington, D.C. to participate in the "Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum" at the U.S. Congress. The conference served as a platform for dialogue and aimed to foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and the rest of the world following the revelations of Edward Snowden. The Austrian delegation included Mag. Andreas Schieder (SPÖ), Dr. Reinhold Lopatka (ÖVP), Dr. Andreas Karlsböck (FPÖ), Dr. Peter Pilz (Grünen), Dr. Jessi Lintl (Team Stronach), and Mag. Christoph Vavrik (NEOS).