Berlin has a long history of protest, revolution and standing up for democracy. It was the central point for the ending of the cold war and the collapse of communism.
In 2019 Berlin was the location for the final conference of a nationwide landmark citizens’ assembly. For the first time, 160 randomly selected Germans came together to discuss policy changes for the future of democracy. Policy recommendations were handed over to the President of the Bundestag. This pioneering exercise has triggered many more deliberative democracy initiatives in Germany.