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[Online] Launch of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

Brussels, Belgium

06 October at 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Save to Calendar 6-10-2021 9:45 am 6-10-2021 12:00 pm [Online] Launch of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

There has been a swell of social and political momentum to embrace more democratic forms of science and policymaking in recent years, especially in the EU. A ‘Deliberative Wave’ has seen a rise in ad-hoc citizens’ assemblies, juries, and panels including La Convention citoyenne pour le climat in France and other institutionalised processes such as the City Observatory of Madrid. In this context, there is increasing demand from the European Commission, EU institutions and countries for capacity to support participatory and deliberative projects and policies.

The new Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy aims to meet this demand by providing concrete support to European institutions’ initiatives, as well as to the variety of participatory and deliberative activities and projects across the EU. More specifically, it builds capacity on citizen engagement in policy making by providing services, guidance and tools to support the development of socially robust policy through participatory and deliberative practices across different levels of governance in the EU, and innovates on methodological aspects. The Competence Centre is a tangible contribution to the Commission’s priority 6: New push for European Democracy, and supports cross-cutting policy initiatives including the European Democracy Action Plan, the Conference on the Future of Europe and EU Missions.

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Save to Calendar 6-10-2021 9:45 am 6-10-2021 12:00 pm [Online] Launch of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

There has been a swell of social and political momentum to embrace more democratic forms of science and policymaking in recent years, especially in the EU. A ‘Deliberative Wave’ has seen a rise in ad-hoc citizens’ assemblies, juries, and panels including La Convention citoyenne pour le climat in France and other institutionalised processes such as the City Observatory of Madrid. In this context, there is increasing demand from the European Commission, EU institutions and countries for capacity to support participatory and deliberative projects and policies.

The new Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy aims to meet this demand by providing concrete support to European institutions’ initiatives, as well as to the variety of participatory and deliberative activities and projects across the EU. More specifically, it builds capacity on citizen engagement in policy making by providing services, guidance and tools to support the development of socially robust policy through participatory and deliberative practices across different levels of governance in the EU, and innovates on methodological aspects. The Competence Centre is a tangible contribution to the Commission’s priority 6: New push for European Democracy, and supports cross-cutting policy initiatives including the European Democracy Action Plan, the Conference on the Future of Europe and EU Missions.

Brussels, Belgium miess@citizensforeurope.eu DD/MM/YYYY 15
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There has been a swell of social and political momentum to embrace more democratic forms of science and policymaking in recent years, especially in the EU. A ‘Deliberative Wave’ has seen a rise in ad-hoc citizens’ assemblies, juries, and panels including La Convention citoyenne pour le climat in France and other institutionalised processes such as the City Observatory of Madrid. In this context, there is increasing demand from the European Commission, EU institutions and countries for capacity to support participatory and deliberative projects and policies.

The new Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy aims to meet this demand by providing concrete support to European institutions’ initiatives, as well as to the variety of participatory and deliberative activities and projects across the EU. More specifically, it builds capacity on citizen engagement in policy making by providing services, guidance and tools to support the development of socially robust policy through participatory and deliberative practices across different levels of governance in the EU, and innovates on methodological aspects. The Competence Centre is a tangible contribution to the Commission’s priority 6: New push for European Democracy, and supports cross-cutting policy initiatives including the European Democracy Action Plan, the Conference on the Future of Europe and EU Missions.

Program

09:45 Introduction to the Competence Centre
10.00 Věra Jourová – Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission
10:15 Mariya Gabriel – Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
10:20 Participatory and deliberative democracy across the European Union
Roundtable hosted by Stephen Quest, Director-General DG JRC

  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General DG R&I (TBC)
  • Themis Christophidou, Director-General DG EAC (TBC)
  • Pia Ahrenkilde-Hansen, Director-General DG COMM
  • Practitioner (TBC)

10:50 Short coffee break
10:55 Overview of Competence Centre’s tools and resources
11:05 Strengthening citizen engagement in the regions
Roundtable hosted by Claudia Chwalisz, OECD

  • Apostolos Tzitzikostas – President of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Helmut Scholz – MEP, Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • Marc Lemaître – Director-General DG REGIO
  • Practitioner (TBC)

11:35 Competence Centre project showcase
11:45 Closing remarks by the Master of Ceremony (TBC)
11:50 End
12:00 Networking session

More Information

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/other-event/launch-competence-centre-participatory-and-deliberative-democracy?_scpsug=crawled,221195,en_099080e37602e8014943901e9346a3491e787d69df828905a56bc3c6696049e4#_scpsug=crawled,221195,en_099080e37602e8014943901e9346a3491e787d69df828905a56bc3c6696049e4