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Citizen Engagement Festival

The Citizen Engagement & Deliberative Democracy Festival is an open event that brings together people of diverse backgrounds that are interested in, and working on, citizen engagement and deliberative democracy in Europe (and beyond). These include representatives from EU Member States, EU institutions, civil society organisations, academia, as well as youth and the arts. The programme generally features a variety of events including open discussions, interactive sessions, an exhibition of citizen engagement projects and artwork. The festival is also the principal annual networking event for the Community of Practice of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy.

1st Citizen Engagement Festival

The first Citizen Engagement Festival aims primarily at launching formally the Community of Practice on Citizen Engagement at the Joint Research Centre

2nd Citizen Engagement Festival

This year’s edition is designed to inform policymakers in other Commission services and EU institutions about the practical ways to carry out Citizen Engagement (CE) and to identify new…

3rd European Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival

How is democracy changing? How can citizens participate in this change? These are the themes of the 3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival.

4th Public Participation and Deliberative Democracy Festival

This year, the theme of the festival is ‘youth’ to coincide with the European Year of Youth. 2022 is a year in which we find ourselves looking to a future beyond the pandemic, and this year the Commission…