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 5th Citizen Participation and Deliberative Democracy Festival, which took place 12-14 June in Brussels, celebrated the work done at the intersection of two European Commission’s priorities: A new push for European democracy, with a focus on innovations in participatory and deliberative processes, and the European Green Deal.
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.


Statement on defending democracy in Europe
Trustworthy Public Communications
Database of digital tools for citizen participation