Electoral law: Bundestag needs citizens' advice

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The German Bundestag is too big. Instead of the 598 representatives envisaged, the parliament currently has 736 members. Actually, no one in the Bundestag wants such a large parliament. A citizens' assembly could help. More

First climate assembly in Estonia


Estonia is not missing out on the deliberative wave. The country's first randomly selected citizens' assembly on climate change is currently taking place there. More

Jersey parliament approves legalising assisted dying after citizens' jury


Following citizens' jury recommendations Jersey politicians have approved the principle of legalising assisted dying in the island on 24 November 2021. More

Traffic light coalition wants citizens' assemblies

The upcoming traffic light coalition of SPD, Greens and FDP wants to improve political decision-making at the federal level with randomly selected citizens' assemblies. More

Was it good? Evaluation citizens' assemblies correctly


In recent years, the number of randomly selected citizens' assemblies and similar deliberative processes has increased rapidly worldwide. The scientific evaluation of such procedures is therefore becoming increasingly important. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published guidelines on this on 24 November 2021. More

Citizens' assembly on citizen participation in research

With the help of a citizens' assembly, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) wants to further develop its policy paper on citizen participation. The first of seven meetings was held on 22 November 2021. More

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