This publication is a direct result and continuation of the ENoP-AER Forum on New Forms of Democratic Engagement which was organised on 1 and 2 June 2022 in Brussels.

It features some of the cases of participatory democracy presented at the Forum and tries to build on the recommendations and lessons learned that were formulated during the event. With this publication we offer a small insight into a diverse world of approaches to innovative forms of democratic engagement that can make our democracy more representative and inclusive.

The six examples of citizens’ assemblies and other forms of deliberative democracy included in the publication illustrate how representative democracy can be enriched by new forms of citizen participation.

Ultimately, this publication is envisioned as a tool for both civil society and governments, as well as other stakeholders and political actors, who want to include citizen participation in their policy-making processes.

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