Citizens' Assemblies Discover democracy that works
What is a citizens’ assembly?
A citizens’ assembly is a new form of democracy which allows to make decisions at a city, national or even at the international level. A citizens’ assembly is a randomly selected group of residents according to the demographic criteria such as gender and age. It constitutes a city or a country in miniature.
A role of a citizens’ assembly is an in-depth analysis of a given issue, a deliberation over different solutions, hearing of the pros and cons, and then, making informed decisions.
Marcin Gerwin’s guide is a step-by-step presentation of how to organise a citizens’ assembly, with the primary focus on the city level.
See also: a new website – Climate Assemblies.