Citizens' assembly on Germany's role in the world

Germany will host the second nationwide sortition-based citizens' assembly. With the new citizens' assembly on the topic of "Germany's role in the world", the President of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, is assuming patronage for a new form of citizen participation in parliament. [read more]

Citizens assemblies - how and why they work

How do we as a society find ways out of the democratic crisis, the climate crisis, the financial crisis? How can we shape our future, achieve a fair distribution of resources, achieve generational justice...? We need new ways of finding ideas, cooperating in the political arena and working together. In many countries, allotted citizens‘ committees, also known as citizens‘ councils or citizens‘ assemblies, have already been successfully set up. Our guide helps to understand what citizens assemblies are and how they work. [read more]