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.