January's Forum Lab

25 JANUARY 2021 - 5.00-6.30 PM (CET)

Is representative democracy delivering on climate? Are there any alternatives that have proved proven to tackle better environmental challenges?

The Forum Lab explored from a critical perspective which are the initiatives that using deliberative democracy are addressing climate issues.

These initiatives have also analysed the advantages and disadvantages of the different scales (local, national and regional) and even actors (private, public or international) when it comes to deliberative democracy.

 

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Après, Maintenant

Après, Maintenant is a grass-root collective composed of 14 citizen engagement initiatives in France created by Marc-Antoine Guarrigue (Toguna) and Chloé Pahud (Civocracy) in March 2020 after the lock-down to bring together, in one online space, all the initiatives collecting citizens' voices to rethink collectively the after-COVID’s society.

 www.apresmaintenant.org

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European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP)

Since 2006, the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) serves as a platform for dialogue and exchange between the European political foundations, civil society organisations, active in the fields of democracy support and development cooperation, and the institutions of the European Union.

 www.enop.eu

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Sortition Foundation

Sortition Foundation is a not-for-profit company focusing on campaigning for and the delivery of citizens’ assemblies, and, more generally, deliberative democracy and sortition (random selection of participants in legislative assemblies).

 www.sortitionfoundation.org

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Healthy Democracy

Healthy Democracy developed the Citizens’ Initiative Review process, which brings together panels of randomly selected and demographically balanced voters to fairly evaluate ballot measures. They first designed and tested the CIR in Oregon in 2008, and the Oregon legislature approved the first official CIR pilot in 2010. The following year, Oregon became the first jurisdiction to adopt the CIR into law.

 https://healthydemocracy.org

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