After the results of the citizens’ assembly have been handed over to politicians, civil society monitoring of the implementation of the citizens’ assembly’s recommendations takes place through discussions with parliamentary groups and members of the Bundestag.
Citizens' involvement in parliamentary processes is a great opportunity for a dialogue on an equal footing, in which citizens and policymakers can meet and work together fruitfully. Participants in the citizens' assembly reported on the matters that concern them the most, what they would like to see regulated differently, and explained the arguments on which the proposals of the citizens' assembly were based.
In turn, Members of Parliament explained the range of policy responses, the challenges in the legislative process and their positions. Together, goals could be readjusted, feasibility could be explored, and a common understanding of Germany's future role in the world could be developed.
09.04. Citizens' Assembly participants present their recommendations to Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
29.04. Citizens' Assembly participants present their recommendations to the Green parliamentary group in the Bundestag
19.05. Referral of the Citizens' Assemblies recommendations to the Bundestag's European Affairs Committee
09.06. Hearing of a Citizens' Assembly participant in the Bundestag Environment Committee
17.06. Citizens' Assembly members present their recommendations to the members of the Bundestag's Foreign Affairs Committee
29.06. Workshop with Citizens' Assembly participants at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
06.07. Discussion with the Bundestag Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development
16.08. Workshop at the Federal Academy for Security Policy
24.08. Workshop at the Federal Chancellery
14.09. Workshop at the German Council on Foreign Relations
29.09. Workshop at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
In addition, committees of various parties and individual MPs have dealt with the Citizens' Assembly recommendations individually and have also held discussions with Citizens' Assembly participants.
A comparison of the Citizens' Assembly recommendations with the coalition agreement of SPD, Greens and FDP 2021 shows numerous similarities between the proposals of the Citizens' Assembly and the agreements of the coalition partners: