Federal citizens' assemblies

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

Citizens' Assembly on Artificial Intelligence

Mike MacKenzie / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

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

Europaparlament / Brigitte Hase

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

Citizens' Assembly on Education and Learning

Christoph Soeder

The Citizens' Assembly on Education and Learning presented its proposal for an emergency programme on education policy in Germany on 14 December 2021. 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...