Energy efficiency: EU to become a global role model

European Commission

Renewable energies, transport, buildings and education - on 14 April 2024, the EU Citizens' Panel on Energy Efficiency adopted 13 recommendations. More

Draft law on assisted dying after citizens' assembly


Following a citizens' assembly, the French government presented a draft law on assisted dying on 10 April 2024. According to the bill, active assisted dying and assisted suicide will be permitted in France under certain conditions in future. More

Global Citizens' Assembly on Marine Conservation

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On the first weekend of April 2024, the inaugural meeting of the Global Citizens' Assembly on Marine Conservation took place in Barcelona. This mini-public is part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. More

EU Citizens' Panel against Hate

European Commission

On 5 April 2024, an EU Citizens' Panel against hatred in society began in Brussels. The question: What can we do about hate and how can we enhance mutual respect in our societies? More

Citizens' assemblies as model for media control

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On 3 April 2024, employees of the public broadcasters ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio published a manifesto for a reform of public broadcasting in Germany. In it, they propose, among other things, that its supervisory bodies be made up of randomly selected citizens. More

Citizens' assembly against disinformation

The internet, artificial intelligence and other digital innovations make it easier to spread misinformation. A citizens' assembly has been working on this issue since 15 March 2024. More

Water, which we are made of

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The Rhône River, which flows through Switzerland and France, suffers from pollution, water extraction, biotope destruction and climate change. A citizens' assembly has developed proposals to protect France's most water-rich river. More

Bundestag discussed Citizens' Assembly recommendations

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On 14 March 2024, the German Bundestag debated the recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly "Nutrition in Transition". More 

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