Events

The full advance programme of meetings being convened by the the Inter-Parliamentary Union can be accessed here.  In addition, the BGIPU regularly hosts lectures and meetings within the Palace of Westminster on current topical issues in international affairs. Details of upcoming BGIPU events are listed below and members' nominations for participating in delegations is sought through the All Party Notice circulated weekly by the Government Whips Office when Parliament is sitting.

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Information and Outreach Stall

Date:
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Exhibition Corner, Portcullis House

On 2 May the BGIPU team will be in Portcullis House next to the Despatch Box Café to talk to you about our work and our upcoming events and visits. Come along and find out more about how you can get involved in our events and international visits! For any queries on this please contact Rhiannon Edwards edwardsrl@parliament.uk x7283

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Delegation from Liberia

Date:
Time: 8-11 May 2018 (TBC)
Location: Palace of Westminster

BGIPU hopes to host a delegation from Liberia from the 8 – 11 May. Members who would like to get involved
in the visit should contact Lauren Tait on taitlm@parliament.uk or x7280.

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Delegation from Lithuania

Date:
Time: Week of 14 May 2018 (TBC)
Location: Palace of Westminster

BGIPU will be hosting a delegation from Lithuania during the week of 14 May. Members who would like to get involved in the visit should contact Anja Richter on richtera@parliament.uk or x7281.

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Delegation from Iceland

Date:
Time: 15-16 May 2018
Location: Palace of Westminster

BGIPU will be hosting a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Iceland on 15 and 16 May. Members who would like to get involved in the visit should contact Emily Davies on davieseb@parliament.uk or call x3011.

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John Smith Fellows Day in Parliament

Date:
Time: Week of 4 June 2018 (TBC)
Location: IPU Room, Off Westminster Hall

The BGIPU will host a day in parliament for a group of John Smith fellows from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine for one day during the week of 4 June (exact date to be confirmed). Members wishing to meet this group should email Gabriella Liberotti-Harrison on liberottig@parliament.uk or call x3011.

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Visit by Speaker of Uruguay

Date:
Time: 18-19 June 2018
Location: Palace of Westminster

BGIPU is hosting Mr Jorge Gandini MP, Speaker of the Uruguayan House of Representatives, for a series of meeting during his short visit to the UK. Members interested in meeting him should get in touch with Anja Richter on richtera@parliament.uk or x7281.

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International Parliamentary Seminar on the Western Balkans

Date:
Time: 10-12 September 2018
Location: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

Following the FCO’S Western Balkan Summit for Heads of State in July, BGIPU will host an International Parliamentary Seminar on the Western Balkans from 10-12 September. Parliamentarians from both the Western Balkan region (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) and from countries whose governments are involved in the Berlin Process (Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia) will be invited to take part in this Seminar, which will see parliamentary discussion and engagement on the outcomes of the July Summit. Should you wish to be involved in this Seminar or have any queries on this, please contact Lauren Tait on taitlm@parliament.uk or on Ext.7280.