Citizens' Engagement and Civil Society

Effective Parliaments operate in constructive collaboration with citizens and
civil society to fulfill their core functions of law-making, representation and
oversight of government. In both form and function, effective Parliaments
strive to be transparent, responsive, and accountable to the citizens they
represent and serve.

Free online course on representation on the Agora platform.

Global Events

  • Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations: Partners in Parliamentary Strengthening: 17 January 2020
  • Parliaments and Democratic Innovations (PDI) online conference: 1,8 & 10 December 2020

“Today more than ever, Parliaments are working harder to develop their capacity to better respond to the increased scrutiny and growing expectations from people for more efficient and effective service from their representatives.”

- Common Principles for Support to Parliaments, Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2014