Citizens' Assembly for Renewal of Engagement in Europe
- General Issues
- Governance & Political Institutions
- Scope of Influence
- Start Date
- End Date
- Time Limited or Repeated?
- A single, defined period of time
- Spectrum of Public Participation
- Not applicable or not relevant
- Open to All or Limited to Some?
- Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
- Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
- General Types of Methods
- Deliberative and dialogic process
- General Types of Tools/Techniques
- Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
- Types of Interaction Among Participants
- Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
- Type of Organizer/Manager
- Academic Institution
An innovative, decentralised EU citizens assembly in 4 member states asked citizens to deliberate on the future of EU democracy and make recommendations to develop EU citizen participation.
Problems and Purpose
CARE for the Future of Europe is a collaboration between academic and civil society partners that will develop and evaluate an EU appropriate form of Citizens Assembly (CA). The project's organizers created the initiative as a way to explore the use of democratic innovation "to reduce the distance felt by many EU citizens from EU institutions and challenge the rise of populism."
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The University of Liverpool, which is the project and research lead organisation, is partnered by WeMove, a leading, pan-European, online campaigning organisation and European Alternatives in Italy, Asociatia Efectul Fluture (and the de-clic initiative) in Romania, and DemNet in Hungary. These partners are supported by a strong advisory board drawn from leading civil society organisations working in the field of democracy and academic institutions.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment of 25-30 participants at each mini-public was through random, stratified selection.
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
 “Citizens’ Assemblies to Renew Engagement for The,” EU Events, January 1, 2018, https://www.eu-events.eu/12154-citizens-assemblies-to-renew-engagement-for-the-future-of-europe.html.
 “Citizen Assemblies for the Future of Europe,” Citizensassemblies.Eu, January 1, 2019, https://www.citizensassemblies.eu/en.
 “Resources,” Citizensassemblies.Eu, January 1, 2018, https://www.citizensassemblies.eu/en/resource.
Project website: https://www.citizensassemblies.eu
Lead image: Cutuzebs Assembly for Europe, https://goo.gl/gcdxeB