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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.

Registration is required to participate in the event.

OECD reportCatching the deliberative wave - Italian translation

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The European Week of Regions and Cities (11 – 14 October 2021) brought together more than 17.600 participants in four days packed with more than 300 sessions dedicated to four themes – green transition, cohesion, digital transition and CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT. 

Citizen Engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking

On 12 October 2021, TRANSFORM organised a participatory lab ‘Citizen engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking’ within the European Week of Regions and Cities. 

The session brought together an audience with a genuine interest in citizen engagement from different regions of Europe, representing public authorities, academia and research, as well as NGOs and CSOs.

First, the speakers briefly presented three citizen engagement methodologies – co-design, co-creation and citizen science – tested in TRANSFORM regional clusters in Lombardy, Brussels-Capital and Catalonia. This was followed by an open discussion in breakout rooms where participants explored how these three methodologies can help enhance regional R&I decision-making, discussing the benefits but also various challenges that might arise in the process. The outcomes of these discussions were clustered and presented to the audience, also giving space to participants to share their thoughts and views.

You can access the recording here

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6 October 2021

There is increasing demand from the European Commission, EU institutions and countries for capacity to support participatory and deliberative projects and policies.

The new Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy aims to meet this demand by providing concrete support to European institutions’ initiatives, as well as to the variety of participatory and deliberative activities and projects across the EU. More specifically, it builds capacity on citizen engagement in policy making by providing services, guidance and tools to support the development of socially robust policy through participatory and deliberative practices across different levels of governance in the EU.

The Competence Centre is a tangible contribution to the Commission’s priority 6: New push for European Democracy, and supports cross-cutting policy initiatives including the European Democracy Action Plan, the Conference on the Future of Europe and EU Missions.

Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

Launch event of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy 

6 October 2021, 9:45 – 13:00


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