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SHORTCUT 11 - August 2023

The French Citizens’ Convention on the End of Life

During his election campaign, French President Macron committed to launching a public debate on euthanasia and suicide in France. For years, there have been debates between French supporters and opponents of changing the law to introduce active euthanasia.  

184 citizens therefore came together in a Citizens' Convention to discuss and work on this issue. The convention was a great success, lessons learned can be drawn from this participation format to make future citizen participation even more effective. 

Download the SHORTCUT as PDF here.
English edition
German edition
French edition

Message to go:

A citizens‘ assembly does not need a binding mandate to be consequential. Political will together with a strong co-creation process can have a great impact.
SHORTCUT 11 - The French Citizens’ Convention on the End of Life