Federal citizens' assemblies

In Germany, nine citizens' assemblies have been held at the federal level from 2019 to date. You can find all the assemblies in our overview.

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

Citizens' Assembly "Joint transport transition in urban and rural areas"

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"How can the transport transition in rural and urban areas succeed together?" Between mid-January and mid-February 2024, 50 citizens from all over Germany developed recommendations on this question in a citizens' assembly. More

Citizens' assembly on nutrition

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On 20 February 2024, the Citizens' Assembly "Nutrition in Transition" presented its recommendations to Bundestag President Bärbel Bas and the parliamentary groups in the Bundestag. More

Citizens' Assembly on Education and Learning

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On 10 July 2023, the German Citizens' Assembly on Education and Learning handed over 15 recommendations for more equal opportunities in education to the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. More

Citizens' Assembly on Artificial Intelligence

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In June 2022, randomly selected citizens debated the consequences of the use of artificial intelligence in a virtual citizens' assembly. More

Citizens' Assembly on Research

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In 2022, 55 randomly selected citizens in the Citizens' Assembly on Research thought about guiding principles and recommendations on citizen participation in research policy. More

National Citizens' Forum on the Future of Europe

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The Federal Foreign Office organised a randomly selected "National Citizens' Forum" in January 2022. There, citizens could actively contribute their own ideas on the future of Europe. More

Climate Assembly

In 2021, 160 randomly selected people from all over Germany deliberated on climate policy recommendations to the Bundestag and the Federal Government at the Climate Assembly. More

Citizens' Assembly "Germany's Role in the World"

Guidelines and proposals for future German foreign policy were discussed at the 2021 Citizens' Assembly "Germany's Role in the World". More

Citizens' Assembly on Democracy

How can we improve our democracy? This was the topic of the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in September 2019 in Leipzig. More

National citizens' assemblies worldwide

Democracy by lot exists in many states. For a list of national citizens' assemblies in other countries, see our international overview. More...