Previous Events


"Where the Electoral Shoe Pinches" – Postal Voting as a Topic in Electoral Complaints in Germany 

Paper Presentation by Daniel Hellmann within the panel "Early Voting and Electoral Integrity" at the ECPR Joint Sessions 2021, online


Workshop "Parliaments in the Pandemic" 

Participation of Oliver Kannenberg as country expert for Croatia and Serbia in the PiP Network, Online


Parties and Electoral Management in Germany – A Problematic Entanglement? 

Lecture by Daniel Hellmann at the 12th Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa), Virtual Conference


No real choice? Criticism of minimal intra-party competition during the candidate selection process for the Bundestag: a test bed. 

Lecture by Anastasia Pyschny at the 12th Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa), Virtual Conference

Intra-Party Competition During District Candidate Selections in Germany: Causes, Consequences and the Selectorate’s View 

Lecture by Anastasia Pyschny, Dr. Danny Schindler and Malte Cordes within the panel "What is Happening Inside the Party? II. Intra-Party Democracy" at the ECPR General Conference 2020


Key Challenges and Lessons for Parliaments in Context of Coronavirus Pandemic 

Input by Dr. Benjamin Höhne, Anastasia Pyschny and Jan Menzer at the Online International Conference of the USAID Consultation Program: Werchowna Rada, Ukraine, Zoom-Conference

Candidate Selection in Germany 

Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer at the workshop "Party Governance – Candidate Selection", Yale University, New Haven

Leadership selection in Germany: towards better intra-party democracy, but with a worse outcome? 

Keynote speech by Dr. Benjamin Höhne at Workshop "Party Governance – Leadership Selection", Yale University, New Haven


Im Maschinenraum der Gesetzgebung - Die Ausschüsse des Bundesrates aus Perspektive von Politikwissenschaft und Praxis 

Joint conference of the Bundesrat of Germany, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and IParl to present the results of the DFG research project "Parteipolitik im Bundesrat. Analyse anhand der Voten in den Ausschüssen des Bundesrates", Bundesrat, Berlin


Democracy and Digitization: Challenges for Parliamentarism through Social Media, Big Data and Fake News 

Lecture by Dr. Benjamin Höhne and Oliver Kannenberg as part of an information trip for experts on digitalisation and democracy from Brazil in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and the Federal Foreign Office, IParl, Berlin