Welcome to the Community of Practice of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy!
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.
The mission of the Community of Practice of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy is to enriching the EU knowledge base on participatory and deliberative practices, bring together the existing, but so far scattered, expertise. This Community of Practice will enable the EC to draw, and build on, an extended pool of expertise. More, the Community of Practice aim to build capacity on citizen engagement in policy making by providing services, guidance and tools. It will also improve information sharing and enhance the collaborative and more efficient work among relevant actors of the domain, with the overall aim to strengthen the contribution of citizen engagement and its integration into EU Policy cycle.
This “community” therefore includes and engages with those who carry out different forms of participatory and deliberative democracy practices using a variety of tools to assess outcomes, and/or maintain spaces where citizen engagement can take place.