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 Citizens' Forum Schleswig-Holstein

Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (CC BY 2.0 Deed)

The Ministry for the Energy Transition, Climate Protection, Environment and Nature of the state of Schleswig-Holstein is getting help with climate protection from a randomly selected citizens' forum. More

Citizens' forum on pensions for Bremen MPs

Bremische Bürgerschaft

A randomly selected citizens' forum is to be convened in Bremen to develop ideas for a new pension system for members of parliament. This was decided by the Constitution and Rules Committee of the Bremen Parliament on 18 April 2024. More.

Citizens' Assembly "Climate Protection in Saarland"

Landtag des Saarlands

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

Citizens' Forum on G8/G9

Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg / Michael Wengler

On 11 December 2023, a Citizens' Forum in Baden-Württemberg presented a citizens' report with 48 recommendations to Barbara Bosch, State Councillor for Civil Society and Citizen Participation, on the duration of the general secondary school system. More

Citizens' dialogues "Space for tomorrow"

Torben Nuding / die Regionauten

In 2023, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Regional Development and Housing invited randomly selected citizens from over 120 municipalities to participate in the creation of the new regional development plan. More

Citizens Forum on "crisis-proof society"

Landtag Baden-Württemberg

In Baden-Württemberg, representatives of the citizens' forum "Crisis-proof Society" and the children's and youth participation formats on the topic presented their results on 26 May 2023. More

Dialogue Forum Water and Soil

Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg

On 25 March 2023, a randomly selected dialogue forum in Baden-Württemberg presented its key messages to Environment Minister Thekla Walker and other members of the state parliament's Environment Committee. More

Citizens' Forum "Development of the Black Forest National Park"

Luisa Gigler / Nationalpark Schwarzwald

In a citizens' forum, randomly selected citizens from Baden-Württemberg developed ideas for the future of the Black Forest National Park. More

Citizens' Forum Agriculture BW

Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg

On 16 January 2023, the Citizens' Forum on the Strategy Dialogue on Agriculture in Baden-Württemberg handed over its final report with concrete recommendations to the state government. More

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