Welcome to the Community of Practice of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy!

The Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy aims to respond to the increasing demand from the European Commission, EU institutions and countries for capacity to support participatory and deliberative projects and policies at the EU level.

This web platform aims to support the activities of the Community of Practice by providing a space for sharing experiences and recommendations regarding different methodologies to engage citizens. Moreover, the web platform is itself a place of reflexivity on participatory methodologies and governance. It can also be used as a working space to design citizen participation in science and policy making.

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The Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy is organizing in partnership with the Association “I Musei del Cibo della provincia di Parma” two events that will take place in September-October 2023 in Parma and surroundings. These are the results of a collaborative effort that started few months ago, with the purpose of meaningfully disseminating the results of a research project and, more importantly, to build partnerships with civic spaces, such as food museums, and local actors.
It’s time to meet again! Save the date for the fifth edition of the Public Participation and Deliberative Democracy Festival, which will take place in Brussels, 12-14 June 2024. For this next edition, we decided to focus on the engagement of citizens in environmental issues.
On 19 July 2023 the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (COMM), published in the Official Journal a new Call to Participate in a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) targeting expertise and capacity to support its growing needs to engage citizens in policy-making. All economic operators capable of delivering services underpinning participatory processes are invited to submit request to participate.


Bibliography on Citizen Engagement
STS “Contro Corrente” seminars