About the network

The European Information and Research Network on Parliamentary History is a cluster of European research institutions and experts in parliamentary history. The network facilitates the exchange and dissemination of knowledge as well as promotes comparative studies on the development of parliamentary culture in Europe.

The network also seeks to help institutions becoming more visible beyond their national boundaries and facilitates cooperation between the participating institutions.

Contents

  1. Background
  2. Board of Directors
  3. Coordinator
  4. Participants
  1. Background

In October 2007 the leading representatives of a number of European research institutes agreed upon establishing a European information and research network on parliamentary history.

The main idea of the network is to enhance international cooperation in the area of parliamentary history and development by creating a cluster, which is to include all European research institutions and experts in parliamentary history. The main goals of the network are to:

- facilitate the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and promote comparative studies on the development of parliamentary culture in Europe. Cooperation between the participating institutions and joint research projects can thus be organized much more easily.

- help to make participating institutions more visible beyond their national boundaries.

- provide the general public with easier access to the results of existing and new research.

All members of the network will be connected by joining this central internet portal "EuParl.Net", which will function as a virtual communication network for scientific projects and experts on parliamentarianism in Europe.

Moreover, this network will be attached to the knowledge exchange network of the Montesquieu Institute in The Hague: Centre for European Parliamentary History and Constitutional Development.

  1. Board of Directors

Prof. Carla van Baalen

Director of the Center for Parliamentary History,

Board member of the Montesquieu Institute

Nijmegen,

The Hague,

The Netherlands

Prof. Jean Garrigues

Director of the Committee of Parliamentary and Politcal History

Vernouillet, France

Dr. Adéla Gjuričová

Head of the Working Group on Parliaments in Transition, Institute of Contemporary History

Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Pasi Ihalainen

Professor at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and onceptual Change

Jyväskylä, Finland

Prof. Andreas Schulz

Secretary General of the Commission for the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties

Berlin, Germany

Dr. Paul Seaward

Director of the History of Parliament

London, UK

Dr. Jure Gašparič

Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History

Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

  1. Coordinator

Dr. Margit van der Steen (Center for Parliamentary History/Montesquieu Institute)

  1. Participants

Overview of current participants