25 October 2021
On 25th October the launch of the Italian translation of the OECD report “Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave – Highlights 2020”
The event, promoted under the EU H2020 TRANSFORM project, will take place online from 3 pm to 5 pm.
The Italian translation of the Highlights 2020 of the OECD report “Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave” will be presented on 25th October. Edited by the Giannino Bassetti Foundation, the Italian version of the report aims to contribute to spreading the culture of public deliberation in Italy and provide effective tools for citizen engagement in public policy making. The launch event, named from the translated report “Innovazione nella partecipazione dei cittadini al decision making pubblico e nuove istituzioni democratiche. Cavalcare l’onda della deliberazione“, will take place online from 3 to 5 pm on the Zoom platform.
The contents of the report will be presented by Alessandro Bellantoni, Head of the Open Government and Civic Space Unit of the OECD. The event will provide also the opportunity to dialogue with experts in and policy makers experiencing public deliberation: Ângela Guimarães Pereira (Joint Research Center, Ispra – European Commission), Caterina Cittadino (National Commission for Public Debate – Italian Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility), Enza Cristofaro (Directorate General for Education, University, Research, Innovation and Simplification – Lombardy Region), and Daniela Ferrara (General Directorate for the Economy of Knowledge, Labor and Business – Emilia-Romagna Region). The event will be introduced and moderated by Angela Simone, coordinator of TRANSFORM.
For the Italian partners involved in TRANSFORM, the OECD report represented a solid guide and a fundamental tool to understand the principles and the practices of public deliberation. Therefore, the translation stemmed from the idea of providing all the Italian policy makers and interested stakeholders with an instrument to navigate opportunities, methodologies, and best practices of citizen engagement and deliberation.