Parliamentary Institute Seminars

Examples of seminars taken from general section

- Parliament within the system of constitutional institutions of the Czech Republic
- Relations among the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and the President
- Deputy/Senator status issues (duties and rights)

Second section is focused on European Union

PI organizes seminars in general topics of European integration – history, institutions, legislative process and even specialized themes of EU law and jurisprudence/case law of European Court of Justice, acceptance of professional qualifications, social security of migrants etc. Special theme of seminars regarding the EU affairs is represented by the seminar on future development of EU integration.

- EU Institutions
- EU Budget
- Structure and principals of the EU
- Free movement of persons, qualifications, social security
- European economic and monetary union
- EU Foreign policy

Seminars and study visits are usually organized by PI staff. In case of interest in subject matter that is not being covered by staff member, PI is able to invite an external consultant in relevant field.  The extent and duration of seminars and study visits are being consulted with submitter and it does reflect his duration possibilities. Obviously the main aim is to provide best possible time effectiveness. For the purposes of seminars PowerPoint presentations are used and of course PI assures materials and additional supplementary documents, if required.

Seminars for newly elected MPs

Since 2006 PI has been organizing out of its own initiative and along with other sections of the Office of the Chamber of Deputies seminars for newly elected MPs who do not have previous experience with the parliamentary work. The seminar is divided into five sections:

- Status of MPs, services of the Office of the Chamber
- Legislative process and lawmaking
- Rules of procedure in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate
- Foreign activities of the Parliament
- Parliament of the Czech Republic and European Union

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