The three foundations have been active in strengthening and expanding citizen participation for many years. Now is the right moment to give democracy and innovative citizen participation a new push within the EU.
The DINNER DIALOGUE brought together around fifty EU officials, think tankers, experts on democracy and European Affairs, participation practitioners and journalists. Since citizen participation is crucial for the perception and success of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the discussions that evening focused on the quality criteria for good citizen participation and their implementation in the context of the Conference. Exciting and inspiring discussions were held during a combination of input lectures about the quality criteria of citizen participation and plenary and table discussions on how to shape citizen participation in the context of the Conference.
The Chatham House Rule was applied at this event. Therefore, the documentation only provides an overview of discussions made and gives no references to specific speakers.