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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.
The Sensing for Justice (SensJus) project researches the potential of grassroots-driven environmental monitoring, i.e. Citizen Sensing, as a source of evidence in environmental justice litigation, and as a tool for environmental mediation in extra-judicial setting.
With the European elections on the horizon and 2024 being a record year for elections around the globe, the European Research Council (ERC) has released a report that dives into its project portfolio centred on democracy. The report presents ERC-funded projects working on the multifaceted challenges confronting democratic systems as well as the resilience of democratic principles and civic engagement.
INSPIRE (Intersectional Space of Participation: Inclusive, Resilient, Embedded) is a new Horizon Europe-funded project starting in April 2024 that aims to strengthen intersectional inclusion within participatory deliberative processes. It is coordinated by Sonia Bussu at the University of Birmingham and Brigitte Geissel at Goethe University Frankfurt with partners from Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. The Consortium includes academics, practitioners, policy experts and digital designers, all committed to widen the scope and reach of democracy, using creative methods and margin-…
As preparations for the 5th edition of the Citizen Participation and Deliberative Democracy Festival are picking-up steam, we are happy to announce that the Festival website has been published.
With a commitment to promoting awareness and inclusiveness, CLIMAS also lands on Instagram, offering an inside look at the project, the world of Climate Assemblies, Living Labs and more.
The European Commission launched on 15th of February the new Citizens’ Engagement Platform, an online space for all EU citizens to share their thoughts, exchange ideas and engage in debate about EU policies and actions. Join us in the first debate, about Energy Efficiency.
We are opening a call for submissions of citizen engagement processes and resources, to be exhibited at the 5th Citizen Participation and Deliberative Democracy Festival in 2024.