Since the launch of the International Parliament Engagement Network (IPEN) in March 2020, we’ve held a very popular seminar series for members of the network. These seminars spotlight different types of engagement initiatives from around the world and associated research and they are held on IPEN’s MS Teams home.

In May 2022, IPEN started to co-host the global Public Engagement Hub of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in partnership with its Centre for Innovation in Parliament (CIP). Through the Hub, we co-organise monthly webinars, which are hosted on Zoom and open to wider audiences with an interest in public engagement with parliaments.

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming and past seminars.

You can find out how to join IPEN here.

Parliament of Kenya, The Senate Public Entrance.

Embedding public engagement into parliamentary practice – the case of Kenya

17 July 2024 —This Public Engagement Hub seminar will focus on will focus on Kenya’s bicameral parliament...
The Forum in the Austrian Parliament's Demokratikum.

Demokratikum – Experience Parliament: an experience-oriented approach to strengthen public engagement

26 June 2024 — This IPEN seminar will explore how, as part of the renovation...
Congreso de los Diputados, Madrid, España

Contributing to evidence-informed decision-making: the Oficina C at the Spanish Congress

11 June 2024 — Presented in Spanish, this seminar presents the experience of Science and...
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Connecting the superpowers of ‘digital natives’ with parliament

21 May 2024 — This Public Engagement Hub webinar is jointly organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), IPEN and INTER...
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Engaging the teaching community – innovations in professional learning approaches

15 May 2024 — This IPEN seminar will explore approaches used by the legislatures...
Pink, black and white design with words 'Breaking barriers to engagement with parliaments' and 'research findings'

Breaking barriers to engagement with parliaments

24 April 2024 — This IPEN seminar will discuss barriers that people from seldom heard...
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IPEN Showcase: Postgraduate Research from Australia and the UK

20 March 2024 — For our inaugural IPEN Showcase, we have five speakers who will...

The use of social media by parliaments: case studies from Brazil

11 March 2024 — This Public Engagement Hub seminar will focus on the use of social media...
UK Parliament workshop with Sunderland People First.

Outreach for groups with special needs

28 February 2024 — This IPEN seminar will focus on provision from the UK Parliament...