International activities

In 2007, the CPG was one of the founders of the European Information and Research Network on Parliamentary History (, which connects European research institutions and experts in parliamentary history. The network facilitates the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and promotes comparative studies on the development of parliamentary culture in Europe. In 2013, the CPG co-organized a conference titled 'The Ideal Parliament.'



Institute for Parliamentarism and Democracy Questions, Vienna
The aim of the Institute for Parliamentarism and Democracy Questions is to combine academic work with practical knowledge gained through years of experience in the Austrian parliament.

Commission for the History of the Habsburg Monarchy, Wien
The Commission for the History of the Habsburg Monarchy is part of the Austrian Academy of the Science's Center for Modern and Contemporary History. The Commission is the leading Austrian research institution for the history of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian empire in the 1919th and early 20th century.

Center for Political History, Antwerp
Power in History pays attention to the different levels and appearances of politics, but focuses primarily on the multifaceted (real and/or imagined) interaction between 'formal' and 'informal' politics. Central to this approach are political institutions.

Working Group on Parliaments in Transition, Institute of Contemporary History, Prague
Working Group on Parliaments in Transition was set up at the Institute of Contemporary History in 2012 as an outcome of a three-year research project on the history of the last Czechoslovak parliament (The Federal Assembly 1989-1992). The team plans to explore other periods of transformations of Czechoslovak parliaments, but also the shifts in the Czech, Slovak and Czechoslovak understandings of parliamentarianism throughout the period in the international context.

University of Jyväskylä including the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change, Uppsala
The Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change (CoE PolCon, 2006-2011, new funding period has been being applied for) cooperates with two projects on parliamentary history funded by the Academy of Finland and carried out at the University of Jyväskylä.

Comité d'Histoire Parlementaire et Politique
The Committee of Parliamentary and Political History (Comité d'histoire parlementaire et politique - CHPP) was founded in 2003 by French historians. It is an association opened to teachers, researchers, students, parliamentarians, local representatives, and all people interested in political history and parliamentary studies.

Kommission für Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Berlin
The Commission for the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties (KGParl) was founded in Bonn in 1951 by a group of renowned historians, jurists and political scientists. Since then its main objective has been basic research in the historical development of parliamentarianism and political parties. Recently the Commission has put a new focus on comparative research in the development of European parliamentarianism and the relationship between parliament, media and the public sphere.

Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Athens
The Foundation was brought into being to conduct research into and promote parliamentary institutions and democracy, to support efforts to improve Greece's standing internationally, to promote the interests of Greeks worldwide, to help cultivate the historical memory of the Greek people in general and younger generations in particular, and to foster cooperation between the nations of the world.

Institute of Political History, Budapest
The Institute of Political History is a private research place in Hungary. Besides the historical and societal research works, and the archives and the library, it hosts scientific and cultural events as well. This is an intellectual center that is concentrating first of all on renewing and popularizing the social criticism thinking and the sociological work in the widest range.

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche - Sapienza Università, Rome
The Department of Political Sciences of the Sapienza University of Rome organizes every year several conferences and workshops. Its research projects include the evolution of the European political systems, the transformations of the Italian parliamentary system, the European integration and the development of the European Parliament, the transformations of political parties, the electoral systems, the concept of representation and the new forms of political participation.

Research Programme on European Governance, Walferdange
The Research Programme on European Governance was founded in 2004 and it is principally composed of political scientists, historians, and philosophers.

Montesquieu Instituut, The Hague
The Montesquieu Institute for the study of comparative European parliamentary history and constitutional development was launched in the summer of 2007.

Centrum voor Parlementaire Geschiedenis, Nijmegen
The Centre for Parliamentary History (abbreviation in Dutch: CPG) was founded in 1970 as one of the research institutes of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Facultatea de Stiinte Politice - Universitatea din Bucuresti
With its 140 years of prestigious tradition, University of Bucharest (UB) is an important research institution benefiting from a high recognition at an international level. Within the UB, the Faculty of Political Science, and its' affiliated Institute of Political Research are a pole of excellence in the study of the political parties and elites in the region.

Faculty of Social and Human Sciences - "Lucian Blaga" University, Sibiu
The various specialized programmes of the ULBS host annual conferences and workshops which provide insights on parliamentary history, elites and political parties, new forms of political participation, electoral systems, or developments in the European Union.

Center for Historical Research, St. Petersburg
The mission of the Center for Historical Research is to systematically develop methodologies and approaches of global, comparative, and transnational history in different fields of historical research. The research on the history of parliamentarism and constitutionalism in Russian and Eurasian history is one of the foci of the work of the Center. It was founded in 2012 in the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Institute of Political Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
The Institute of Political Science was established on 1 March 2002 as a result of transformation of the Institute of Politology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in compliance with Resolution No. 14 of the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences with the effect from 1 February 1990.

Institut za Novejso Zgodovino, Ljubljana
The Institute of Contemporary History is the main scientific institution in Slovenia for the study of the recent and contemporary history of the Slovenes, from the middle of the 19th century onwards. It was established by the Slovene government in 1959 as an institute of the history of the workers' movement, and it received its current title in 1989.

Biography and Parliament, Leioa
The research group Biography and Parliament was formed in 1989 at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) to analyse: Governance, representation in the contemporary society in its social, political-institutional and cultural dimensions.

History of Parliament, London
The History of Parliament is a major academic project to create a scholarly reference work describing the members, constituencies and activities of the Parliament of England and the United Kingdom. The volumes either published or in preparation cover the House of Commons from 1386 to 1868 and the House of Lords from 1603 to 1832. They are widely regarded as an unparalleled source for British political, social and local history.