On January, 13th the citizens' assembly "Germany's Role in the World" will start under the patronage of Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble. Until February 20, citizens selected by lot will work out recommendations in a total of 10 sessions on the topics of peace and security, economy and trade, the European Union, sustainable development, democracy, and the rule of law.
The citizens' assembly will take place entirely online. The moderators and some of the experts, on the other hand, will meet in a specially equipped studio at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, in compliance with Corona measures. The media has the opportunity to follow the citizens' assembly meetings online and offline as the studio is suitable for sound and film recordings.
+++ Overview of observation dates (online or on site at Club ASeven, Alexanderstraße 7, 10178 Berlin) +++
+ Wednesday, January 13, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Introduction to the process and the overarching theme; getting to know each other and familiarizing with the working methods; examining the concept of roles.
+ Saturday, January 16, 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Exploring Germany's role from different perspectives; introduction to the topic areas
+ Saturday, January 30, 9:00 a.m. to approx. 1:00 p.m.
+ Saturday, February 6, 9:00 a.m. to approx. 1:00 p.m.
+ Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exchange between the different thematic groups; further work on the understanding of Germany's role in the world
+ Saturday, February 20, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Finalization and voting of recommendations and guiding principles on Germany's role in the world; closing of Citizens' Council
+++ Note for editors +++
On the following dates, discussions will take place exclusively online in the citizens' assembly thematic groups (i.e. on the topics of peace and security, economy and trade, European Union, sustainable development, democracy, and rule of law). These can also be observed by individual media representatives by appointment. Special conditions apply to media coverage, which we will be happy to discuss with you on request!
+ Wednesday, January 20, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
+ Wednesday, January 27, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
+ Wednesday, February 3, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
+ Wednesday, February 10, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
+++ Registration +++
Please contact Caroline Vernaillen, Global Manager PR Democracy International: +49 178 9459007, press(at)democracy-international(dot)org.