On October 19th 2023, the APROPOS team was invited to the European Think Tank Conference to co-host a session on "Think Tanks and Parliamentary Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities" together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) and the Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) Policy Lab. Advising - and at times lobbying - parliaments has become one of think tanks’ main priorities. And Members of Parliament, in fulfilling their central constitutional role, have become important consumers of think tanks’ policy analysis and advocacy. But the relationship is often complicated, not in the least because of political affiliations and relative sensitivities.
Chiara Rosselli, Executive Director and Rebecca Farulli, Associate at APROPOS, shared their experiences managing Europe's first political dialogue network tailored to parliamentarians.
Read more about the contribution of APROPOS to the debate on the relationship between parliaments and think tanks here.