Museums democratise by sortition

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How can museums become more democratic? To answer this question, the Federal Art Gallery in Bonn and the Dresden State Art Collection in Germany organised citizens' assemblies in November 2023. More

Citizens' assemblies win award

On 28 November 2023, five German municipalities were honoured for their participation projects with the "Good Citizen Participation" award. In three cases, sortition played a key role. More

Focus on young people's mental health

Dimitri Brooks

On 23 November 2023, the randomly selected U24 Future Council for Switzerland presented 18 recommendations for more prevention of mental illness among young people. More

Democratic Odyssey: From Athens to Europe

Joe Mathews

Following the failure of the European Citizens' Initiative to ban the caging of farm animals, Sarah Händel, a member of the national board of the German NGO "Mehr Demokratie", is campaigning for a permanent European Citizens' Assembly. More 

Saarland to hold climate assembly

Landtag des Saarlands

A citizens' assembly is to make proposals for achieving climate protection targets in the German state of Saarland. On 15 November 2023, the Saarland state parliament decided to set up the mini-public. More

New network on citizens' assemblies

The network of local citizens' assembly initiatives becomes the Citizens' Assembly Network. It is open to all those interested in mini-publics at local level. More

First citizens' assembly in Croatia

Roman Huber / Mehr Demokratie

The country's first citizens' assembly has been running in Rijeka, Croatia, since 3 November 2023. 34 randomly selected citizens are discussing ways to improve local administration and citizen participation. More

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