Our Projects

We work across Europe, at every level, to open up new democratic opportunities. Find out more about our recent work.

Newham Standing Citizens’ Assembly

The London Borough of Newham has pledged to establish a standing Citizens Assembly. We are working on the first phase of this trial, supporting the council to design and deliver the first assembly, on the theme of ‘Greening the Borough’, in partnership with Involve.

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DEMOTEC

Democratic Society are working on DEMOTEC, which is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that will probe the role of Participatory Budgeting (PB) in fostering greater and more informed citizen participation in policy-making.

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Europe Challenge 21 - Libraries

How do different communities around Europe contribute to the building of public spaces? What Is the role of public libraries in this? The Europe Challenge aims to address some of Europe's pressing challenges in a networked way, by working with libraries - small and big across Europe. The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the Amsterdam Public Libraries (OBA), in collaboration with Public Libraries 2030 and Democratic Society, kick-off the development of the Europe Challenge 2021.

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Camden Covid Communities

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Community Digital PB in Scotland

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Create Europe In...

Create Your Europe In… is a pilot to foster discussions and networking between Europe networks in 8 regions to build regional ‘networks of networks’.

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Citizens' Assembly of Scotland

100 people from across Scotland brought together to learn, discuss and make recommendations on three questions related to Scotland’s future.

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Innovation in Democracy Programme

The programme supported three local authorities to involve residents in decision-making through an innovative model of deliberative democracy – citizens’ assemblies.

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