PIC’s second annual Parliamentary Diplomacy Simulation Exercise began on 7 September, 2020. Modeled after the upcoming 11th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP 11), this practical workshop is the final phase of this year’s PIC Regional Fellowship Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy (RFPPD), now in its second intake.
41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly: Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community
The General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) was held virtually from 8 to 10 September 2020 and hosted by the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, even amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19.
The series of training sessions held by PIC and focusing on basic communications, first held for the Senate staff, was repeated from Monday 29 to Wednesday 1 July, for staff from the National Assembly. The 10 participants were staff from the secretariats to parliamentary Commissions and the Women’s Caucus who are particularly involved in organizing public consultations and oversight field missions.
A series of training sessions, held by PIC and focusing on basic communications, took place from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 June at the Senate compound. The 12 participants were Senate staff from the secretariats to parliamentary Commissions and regional departments who are particularly involved in organizing public consultations and oversight field missions.
The Second Intake of PIC Regional Fellowship Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy (RFPPD) was launched on 20 April 2020 through teleconferencing. Course experts, directors and fellows, along with a guest speaker, joined the inaugural event, thanks to online technology that enabled introductions and discussion to take place simultaneously in Asia and Europe.