Note that the summer school has been rescheduled from 2021 to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

University of Lisbon, 2022

The aim of the Summer School on Parliaments is to provide a mechanism for young scholars of national, regional and/or trans-national parliaments to enhance their theoretical and analytical toolkit as well as receive feedback from leading academics on their particular research agenda. In addition, the programme will provide an opportunity for participants to network with each other and with more senior, well established, legislative scholars. The 2019 School builds on the success of the 2010 (Bamberg), 2012 (Lisbon), 2014 (Brussels), 2017 (Humboldt University Berlin) and 2019 (University of Lisbon). This year the summer school again is co-organized with the University of Lisbon.

The summer school takes place over two approximately two weeks. The programme is built around a series of guest instructors who are leading scholars of comparative legislative studies. Thus, a different instructor will lead the discussion of a different topic each day. We plan a series of eight key themes (one for each teaching day of the Summer school), each lead by a scholar writing and researching in that area. As such, the focus is rarely on one legislature but on topics that are typically core to understanding any legislature.

The summer school is organized by the Standing Group on Parliaments (Maria Thürk) in collaboration with Dr Jorge Fernandes from the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.

The exact dates for the summer school and line-up of instructors will be announced at a later date.