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A look at democratic experiments across Europe


From co-designing urban spaces to crowdsourcing and permanent citizen assemblies, European cities, regions and institutions are experimenting with different forms of participation to give citizens a say on issues that affect them in decision-making processes.

This EURACTIV special report looks at some of the current participatory and deliberative experiments across Europe, how they work and how effective they are.

  • Deliberative democracy in eastern Belgium: A model to scale up?

    News | Participatory democracy 27-03-2023

    Since 2019, the German-speaking community in Belgium has carried out a deliberative experiment involving citizens in decision-making processes, a model that, according to the former head of the region’s parliament, could be adapted to other government levels.