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Dates: October / November 2021 (TBC)

Location: Online

Overview

In the lead up to the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC), to be held in Halifax, Canada in August 2022, we are continuing our Virtual CPC Workshop series focussing on major issues that Commonwealth Parliamentarians grapple with every day. Each workshop will have a strong focus on the COVID-19 global pandemic and sustainable development.

The second series will feature workshops on the following topics:

  • Parliamentary Responses to Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
  • Strengthening Representation and Diversity in Democracy
  • Political inclusion: People with disabilities - side-lined or mainstreamed?
  • Building effective relationships between State and sub-State Parliaments in the Commonwealth

Further information on the workshops, including dates, speakers and registration details, will be added to this page in due course.

What happened at the first Virtual CPC Workshop series?

In February and March 2021, over 200 Commonwealth Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and international experts from a wide range of organisations came together to examine some of the most pressing, universal challenges faced by democracies worldwide in a series of virtual workshops.

The Virtual CPC Workshop series, hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), brought together elected representatives, parliamentary officials, international organisations and leading academics for five workshops, held over the course of two weeks. Topics examined included: climate change; International Humanitarian Law; democracy and social media; disability representation; and youth activism.

Read the full report ->

Re-watch the workshops

Watch the playlist below or visit the CPA YouTube channel

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CPA Members will be informed when registration for these workshops opens. Details on how to register will also be added to this event page. 

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual CPC Workshop series, please contact Matthew Salik, Head of Parliamentary Development: matthew.salik@cpahq.org

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