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

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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