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SHORTCUT 1 – June 2020

Deliberative democracy: More than just voting

Deliberative democracy is about getting people closer to government and decision makers. It requires factual information, open dialogue, diverse opinions, and constructive arguments.

In this day and age, more and better interaction between citizens and policy makers is vital, particularly when difficult decisions are made.

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Different views, fact-based and balanced discourse – deliberative processes vitalise our democracy.


Céline Diebold
Phone +49(5241)81-81 231
Project Manager, Project Democracy and Participation in Europe, Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Dr. Marcus Wortmann
Phone +49(5241)81-81 549
Project Manager, Project Inclusive productivity, Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Supported (in part) by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations. Supported (in part) by a grant from King Baudouin Foundation.