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 Conference on the Future of Europe was a major participatory process jointly organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. It provided a unique opportunity for citizens, civil society and other stakeholders to openly share their ideas, in any of the 24 official EU languages, on what they expected from the European Union. A dedicated web platform (https://futureu.europa.eu/en/) was set up as the main hub of the Conference, functioning as the single point for collecting all contributions…
The Science for Policy report presenting the results of the research Making Eat Together was recently published. It presents the results of a three-year qualitative research (2017-2020) on the school meal beyond nutrition, involving several primary and secondary schools located in Italy, Portugal and Germany. The Science for Policy Report is available here. What is this research about? Over the last decade, food and eating habits have increasingly become issues of public interest and political attention with regard to their health-related and…
This article is written by the European Year of Youth team. It takes a look back through the achievements and legacy of 2022, the European Year of Youth.  To highlight how the green and digital transitions offer opportunities for young people and to bring a youth perspective to EU policies, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen declared 2022 the European Year of Youth.  Within the European Year of Youth, the European Union has striven to give young people more and better opportunities for the future. To use President von der Leyen…


Bibliography on Citizen Engagement
STS “Contro Corrente” seminars