Spring School on Climate Citizens’ Assemblies: Designing climate futures with citizens

Spring School on Climate Citizens’ Assemblies: Designing climate futures with citizens

27 Apr 2023 -
28 Apr 2023


The Federation for Innovation in Democracy – Europe (FIDE) in partnership with the Knowledge Network on Climate Assemblies (KNOCA) are organizing a two-day Spring School on Climate Citizens’ Assemblies (CCA) to strengthen the capacities of institutions and organizations to run these deliberative processes.

The Spring School will take place from April 27th to 28th in Milan, hosted by the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. It will bring together those in positions to advocate, design or implement a CCA. These are politicians, civil servants and civil society actors looking to set up or engage in a specific process or project. The event will boost ongoing projects and encourage the creation of new ones, in Italy and throughout the continent.

The deadline for registrations is on Wednesday, 19th April.

More information available at: https://www.fide.eu/spring-school


  • Introduction to climate assemblies: Why should you organize a climate assembly? What are its foundational elements, and how can it help the wider efforts to tackle the climate crisis?
  • Framing: Getting the question right sets you on the right path. Here we will explore the key variables you should consider.
  • Governance: Citizen Assemblies are not organized in a vacuum. Various stakeholders need to be involved in making decisions to ensure a robust process.
  • Recruitment: One of the core elements to ensure legitimacy is achieved.
  • Selecting and presenting evidence: possibly one of the most challenging aspects of the design process and one that varies significantly depending on the assembly. We will bring you important insights on how to approach the challenge.
  • Landing assemblies within public administrations: integrating a citizens’ assembly into your institutional decision making processes is not simple. Here we will bring you insights from emerging experiences of institutionalization across Europe.


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