Local citizens' assemblies

In Germany, the number of local citizens' assemblies is growing, as are the initiatives to set them up. Here is an overview.

Citizens' Assemblies

In preparation

Since the 1970s, randomly selected assemblies have been taking place in Germany under the name "planning cell". All cases can be found in the planning cells database.

For an overview of local citizens' assemblies and juries in other countries, see our international overview.

Citizens' Assembly Initiatives

These citizens' initiatives are committed to citizens' assemblies in their municipality.


Many questions arise when organising randomly selected mini-publics in cities and municipalities. A handbook provides answers to all the important questions. More

Citizens' Assembly Network

In the Citizens' Assembly Network, representatives from citizens' initiatives, science, administration and politics as well as mini-public organisers and participants exchange views on municipal citizens' assemblies. More