Seminars

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.

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...
Image: Citizens panel giving formal evidence to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee. © Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament.

Exploring deliberative approaches in the budget scrutiny process: experiences from the Scottish Parliament

7 February 2024 — This IPEN seminar will showcase a budget scrutiny case study, presented...

Public engagement in parliamentary work on climate change

29 January 2024 — This Public Engagement Hub seminar will focus on public engagement with...
Photo of Ciara Grant from the ISL Team at the Houses of the Oireachtas interpreting for the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. There is a green screen behind Ciara and President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins can be seen on the TV screens

The integrated approach to Irish Sign Language in the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament)

13 December 2023 — This IPEN seminar will showcase how the Irish Sign Language (ISL)...

From Georgia to Indonesia: Legal frameworks and meaningful public participation

8 November 2023 — This Public Engagement Hub seminar, jointly organised by the IPU and...
Screenshots of speakers talking on MS Teams

Special Issue roundtable on ‘Public Engagement in the Work of Parliaments: Global Practitioner Perspectives’

25 October 2023 — A Special Issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies on the theme...
National Assembly Building with Mace Abuja Nigeria

Public petitions: case studies from Nigeria

4 October 2023 — This Public Engagement Hub seminar will focus on public petitions...
Presentation slides for Pedagogic Mission at the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies and the UK Parliament Teacher Training Programme

Teacher training by parliaments: case studies from Brazil and the UK

6 September 2023 — This Public Engagement Hub seminar will showcase how two parliaments have...

Youth parliaments

11 July 2023 — Youth Parliaments are one of the main public engagement tools used...