What we do

What we do

INTER PARES activities

Conduct of peer-to-peer parliamentary strengthening activities between EU Member State parliaments and partner parliaments

  • Peer-to-peer professional development for staff of parliamentary secretariats.
  • Peer-to-peer assistance to Members of Parliament, in particular in their capacity as members of parliamentary committees

Promotion of sustainable inter-parliamentary cooperation and parliamentary support approaches

  • Organisation of inter-parliamentary conferences
  • Contribution to global efforts on the adoption of international standards for democratic parliaments

Promotion of research, knowledge-sharing and parliamentary innovation

INTER PARES Cross-cutting themes

Human Rights
Human Rights
Environmental Protection and Climate Change
Environmental Protection and Climate Change
Youth  Engagement
Digital Technology for Development
Digital Technology for Development
Citizens' Engagement and Civil Society
Citizens' Engagement and Civil Society

Principles for engagement

Peer-to-peer engagement: Between Members of Parliament and parliamentary secretariat staff of EU Member State and partner parliaments.


Demand-driven: The project will remain responsive to the needs expressed by partner parliaments.


Process-supportive: The project will work with Parliaments who are already engaged with the EU in processes to review their democratic institutions. This will ensure that the peer-to-peer assistance and transfer of knowledge has a greater impact due to a multiplier effect


Action-oriented: Parliaments participating in peer-to-peer exchanges, both EU Member State and partner parliaments, will agree on follow-up action plans, whereby they commit to specific, mutual actions


Gender sensitivity: The project will adopt a gender mainstreaming approach in all its activities and leverage its influence to ensure institutionalization of gender equality commitments


Rights-based Approach (RBA): All activities will be carried out in full application of the RBA’s five working principles: (1) Applying all human rights (legality, universality, indivisibility), (2) Participation and access to decision-making process, (3) Non-discrimination and equal access (4) Accountability and access to the rule of law, and (5) Transparency and access to information


Multi-party: The project will conduct peer-to-peer exchanges and organise networking opportunities giving equal opportunity to participate to Members of Parliament from both the opposition and ruling party


Tailored modalities of implementation: The project will adapt the modalities of peer-to-peer exchanges according to specific criteria and context. The following types of activities will be considered:

  • Training workshops

  • Exchange visits

  • Shadowing

  • International mentoring

  • Remote assistance

  • Induction and orientation programmes

  • Seminars

  • Dialogue facilitation

  • E-learning

  • Briefings


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INTER PARES Partnerships

The Gambia
Trinidad and Tobago

Platforms supported by INTER PARES