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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New research paper from ECNL presents an overview on emerging tools and models to help safeguard citizen participation at the EU level.
We are happy to announce that work on a novel project outlined by a new administrative agreement between the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has commenced.
We are thrilled to inform that the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy has kicked-off a research project on the topic of “Public spaces as spaces for citizen engagement. Partnership to democratise science and policy”, in collaboration with eleven renowned scholars and practitioners in the field.


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