Database of Deliberative Mini-Publics

Database of Deliberative Mini-Publics


Inventory of deliberative mini-publics, by, organised across Europe (EU27, UK, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) taking place between 2000 and 2020.

The deliberative mini-publics that are covered in this database are: 

  1. at least partly composed of citizens selected via sortition,
  2. organized formally by public authorities (parliament, government, president),
  3. attributed a formal political role in the policy-making process (advisory, co-decisional, decisional).

The inventory aims at being at comprehensive as possible at national and regional levels. It also covers, but less systematically, a few relevant cases at local level.