Democracy Building in the Regional Context: Learning from the European Parliament


  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•10•14    14:30 - 17:00

    UNU-CRIS and the Office of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance to the European Union (International IDEA) will organize a roundtable on “Democracy Building in the Regional Context: Learning from the European Parliament” on 14 October.

    In this roundtable, International IDEA and UNU-CRIS will share comparative research that examines the democratic capacities of international parliamentary institutions (IPIs), and the way they perform as vectors of democratization. The aim of  the research is to address a number of questions and to produce tangible policy recommendations for enhancing the democratic performance of IPIs. The objective of the roundtable is to exchange views on the research, share perspectives and further enhance the various policy recommendations. Participants also will be invited to make concrete suggestions on how the findings could be exploited by academia, practitioners, policymakers and experts.

    For more information, see the UNU-CRIS website.



  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
    Room TRE 7701, 7th Floor
    Trèves Building
    74 Tue de Trèves, 1040 Brussels

  • If you have questions, please contact Ms. Aya Kasasa (, +32 2 213 44 81).

    To register for participation, please send an email message (by Monday, 7 October) with your full name and affiliation/contact information to Pascale Vantorre at UNU-CRIS (