Citizens' assemblies on state level

What is going on with sortition-based democracy in the German federal states? Take a look at our overview.

Climate assembly in Berlin

Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Mobilität, Verbraucher- und Klimaschutz Berlin

After about eight weeks of intensive deliberations, the first climate assembly in Berlin presented almost 50 recommendations to policymakers on 30 June 2022. More

Forum COVID-19 in Saxony

Initiative Offene Gesellschaft e.V.

In 2022, the Forum COVID-19 in Saxony recommended more citizen dialogue on the part of politicians in crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This suggestion, among many others, can be found in the Citizens' Report of the citizens' assembly. More

Citizens' Forum COVID-19 in Baden-Württemberg

Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg

On 27 January 2022, the "Citizens' Forum COVID-19" in Baden-Württemberg voted by a majority in favour of general compulsory vaccination and against 2G regulations. The final report contains eleven recommendations. More

Thuringian Citizens' Forum COVID-19

Thüringer Ministerium für Migration, Justiz und Verbraucherschutz

The COVID-19 citizens' forum set up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thuringia has proposed far-reaching changes in the way the pandemic is dealt with in 2021. More

Franco-German citizens' assembly on cross-border cooperation

Monika Zeindler-Efler

Between December 2020 and April 2021, 24 randomly selected citizens from Baden-Württemberg and the French region of Grand Est debated how cross-border cooperation can be strengthened again after the COVID-19 pandemic. More

Citizens' forum on the retirement pensions of state parliamentarians

Landtag Baden-Württemberg

In Baden-Württemberg, a citizens' forum was set up for the first time in Germany in 2017 to address a controversial political issue at the state level: the adequacy of pensions for members of the state parliament. More

Citizens' assemblies worldwide

You can find examples of citizens' assemblies and juries in countries and regions of other states in our international overview. More