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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A JRC study is exploring impact of citizen engagement (CE) to better understand how participatory processes influence and transform policymaking and society.
A Gathering place to cO-design and co-cReate Adaptation – AGORA - is a Horizon Europe project supporting the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change.
The Deliberative Democracy and Citizens’ Assemblies Cohort members Iain Walker [Executive Director newDemocracy Australia], Art O’Leary [the Electoral Commissioner for Ireland], Gaetane Ricard-Nihoul and Angela Pereira [from the European Commission], Graham Allen [the Convenor of the Citizens’ Convention on UK Democracy] and Gillian Dorner [Deputy Director of the OECD’s Public Governance Directorate] delved deeper into the bridge building power of deliberation for contentious decision-making in a context of reported growing mistrust in democracy.


Database of Deliberative Mini-Publics
Database of digital tools for citizen participation
Bibliography on Citizen Engagement