05.07.2022 I New Bertelsmann Foundation study on the institutionalisation of European Citizens’ Assemblies
The Bertelsmann Foundation has just published a study on the role of citizens’ assemblies in the EU. „Next level citizen participation in the EU – Institutionalising European Citizens’ Assemblies” contextualises the purpose and growing importance of citizens’ assemblies at the European level and suggests a model for the institutionalisation of European Citizens’ Assemblies.
Such a model should be ‘citizen-centered’ and intertwined with EU policy-making. Designed in collaboration with four leading experts on democracy in the EU, the model also draws inspiration from the experiences of participants in European Citizens’ Panels at the Conference on the Future of Europe.
The Bertelsmann Foundation believes that making such practices permanent can help citizens to participate effectively in democratic processes and exchange views with key European stakeholders.