SHORTCUT 9 - January 2023

Deliberative Committees

A new approach to deliberation between citizens and politicians in Brussels


Belgium is conducting a democratic experiment to link representative and participatory democracy: In Deliberative Committees, Brussels citizens and members of parliament jointly develop recommendations that are followed up and often implemented. The Deliberative Committees reduce the distance between citizens and political decision-makers and strengthen democracy.

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Message to go:

The Deliberative Committees close the gap between citizens and their representatives, produce good policy recommendations and ensure a reliable framework for the implementation.
SHORTCUT 9 - Deliberative Committees