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.
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.
Dr. Adéla Gjuričová
(Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
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
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
Prof. Andreas Schulz
Secretary General of the Commission for the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties
Dr. Paul Seaward
Director of the History of Parliament
Dr. Jure Gašparič
Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History