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.

How public engagement can strengthen parliamentary committees’ effectiveness

23 February 2022 – This seminar will draw from the report Power, Influence and Impact of Senedd...

Using an Arts Integration approach to engage children with democratic ideas

8 December 2021 – Centre for Democratic Engagement Postgraduate Researcher Miranda Duffy will present her...

Using public engagement to enhance scrutiny: the case of the Bill of Rights in the Northern Ireland Assembly (NIA)

17 November 2021 – This seminar will review how public engagement officers, clerks and outside...

The Citizens’ Initiatives Scheme in Denmark

3 November 2021 – In this seminar, two officials from the Parliament of Denmark discuss...

Introducing the IPU-UNDP 2021 Global Parliamentary Report – Public Engagement in the Work of Parliaments

28th July 2021 The seminar will introduce the upcoming Global Parliamentary Report (scheduled for publication...

Self-Determined Engagement with Parliament: Australia’s First Nations and the Uluru Statement from the Heart

23rd June 2021 Parliaments around the world have recognised the need to actively engage with...

Creative engagement with hard to reach communities

26th May 2021 In this seminar we hear from three speakers involved exciting and innovative public engagement activities...

Delivery and impact of Climate Assembly UK: integrating a citizens’ assembly with parliamentary work

17th February 2021 Sarah Allan The Involve Foundation In this seminar we’ll hear from Sarah...

TheGist: A new data analysis tool for parliaments

16th December 2020 Nicole Nisbett University of Leeds In this seminar, Nicole will present an application...