What We Do

Knowledge Exchanges

Parliaments and parliamentarians across the world can support and learn from each other as they develop new working practices to more effectively exercise their functions. Facilitating these types of exchanges is central to the Parliamentary Centre’s mission.

The Parliamentary Centre works closely with partners to design and organise study visits, seminars, workshops and roundtables for representatives from around the world. These activities provide a forum for parliamentarians to actively participate in the exchange of ideas, information and experiences with their fellow legislators at an international level.

Supported by our in-house experts, which include current and former parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and public servants, these initiatives are tailored to the specific needs of our partners to provide immediate and practical knowledge to participants.



Parliamentary Staff

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Parliamentary Development Organizations

Government Officials

Related Programs


Legislative Assemblies Business Continuity Network, EngageParl

Amid the COVID-19 epidemic, the Parliamentary Centre assisted the LABCoN in supervising an online network of parliaments using EngageParl. Members of the network shared their examples of good practices in handling the epidemic using parliamentary tools.

Workshop on Extractive Industries and the Role of Parliamentarians

Workshop on Extractive Industries and the Role of Parliamentarians, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago

These workshops for parliamentarians in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago were successful in raising awareness of the possible steps toward a more transparent management of the extractive industries based on each country’s special circumstances.

Mongolia: Exploring Political Party Financing Regulations

Mongolia: Exploring Political Party Financing Regulations

In November 2018, the Parliamentary Centre organized a week-long knowledge exchange visit to Ottawa by a delegation from Mongolia comprising two parliamentary staff and the Deputy Auditor General of Mongolia. This was also the Centre’s first activity aligned with our new mandate to support the strengthening of the governance of political parties.