Forum Lab: Deliberative Democracy for Climate
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.
Mary Ann HENNESSEY
Head of the Democratic Innovation Division of the Council of Europe
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.
CEO & Co-founder of Civocracy, Vice-President ACTE and Collectif Après, Maintenant !
Chloe is the Founder and CEO of the citizen engagement platform Civocracy. Life-time social entrepreneur, she is passionate about solving the puzzle of upgrading democracy for a more collaborative and inclusive society. During Lock-down, with her partner in crime Marc-Antoine Garrigue, they lead a movement gathering 15 intiatives and 1 million citizens to paint together the world after COVID."
You can follow her twitter account @chloepahud
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.
Senior Policy & Liaison Officer
Alina Garkova works as a Senior Policy & Liaison Officer at the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP). Over the past 10 years, Garkova has worked in the fields of development cooperation and democracy support, promoting the work of political foundations and leading the strategic development of the Network.
Programme officer, Swedish International Liberal Centre, Belarus initiative
Vilija Navickaitė works as a Programme officer at Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC) in Vilnius Multiparty Centre. Over the past 5+ years, she has been involved in research and project implementation in the fields of cooperation, creative and critical thinking, community building, human rights and democratic processes in Belarus. Besides being a democracy and human rights activist, Vilija is also a passionate culture, arts and creative learning explorer.
Head of Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stfitung, Office Santiago de Chile
Andreas Klein holds a MA in Political Science of the University of Bonn, Germany. He has been working for the German Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation since 2000 with assignments in Germany, North Macedonia, Latvia and Chile. Since September 2016, he is heading the Foundation's office in Santiago de Chile. With local partners, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Chile mainly develops and supervises projects in the field of democracy promotion, sustainable development and decentralization.
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).
Co-Director of the Sortition Foundation
As co-director of the Sortition Foundation, Philipp is involved in the promotion and execution of citizens' assemblies with randomly selected participants in the UK and beyond. Philipp regularly advises politicians, and policy makers on how to engage citizens on various environmental issues using randomly selected deliberative mini-publics.
Janosch is a master's student of Earth System Governance at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is specializing in deliberative mini-publics' potential for governing sustainability issues and currently studies their potential impact on public opinion. Besides, Janosch is a member of the German initiative Klima-Mitbestimmung JETZT (Climate Participation NOW). Climate Participation Now advocates for having a citizens' assembly on climate change in Germany and recently submitted a petition to the German parliament that was signed by nearly 70.000 citizens.
You can follow his twitter account @janoschpfeffer
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.
Program Manager, Healthy Democracy
Linn is the Program Manager and principal process designer at Healthy Democracy, a nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together everyday people – selected by lottery to represent a microcosm of the public – to deliberate on policy issues. He develops and monitors HD's complex public processes, trains its facilitation teams, and consults on deliberative projects in the US and abroad. He holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a BA in History from Grinnell College.
Political scientist, Sciences Po Paris
Roman Perdomo, Master student in Political theory at Sciences Po Paris, works at the Political Observatory of Latin America-CERI/Sciences Po. Research topics: democratic theory, whistleblowing, citizenship, Latin America, Peru.