National Parliaments - in cooperation with the European Parliament - created in 2006 their own database and website to facilitate the information flow between them, the Inter-parliamentary EU Information Exchange (IPEX). This website is intended to support inter-parliamentary cooperation in the European Union by providing a platform for the electronic exchange of EU-related information between parliaments in the Union.
IPEX contains parliamentary scrutiny documents and information concerning the European Union. Parliamentary documents, which are uploaded individually by each national Parliament, are the main building blocks of the IPEX database. These documents are organised according to the specific EU document which they relate to. IPEX also functions as a portal for information concerning substantive and procedural questions with regard to scrutiny in EU matters and promotes best practices between the national parliaments.
The IPEX project is based on the conclusions of the Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments in Rome in September 2000, and the Guidelines for inter-parliamentary cooperation between parliaments in the European Union adopted by the Conference of Speakers in The Hague in July 2004. Since November 2009 the IPEX domain belongs to the European Parliament. In 2010 it underwent important changes to make it more user-friendly.