Policy Paper 44
 

Listening to Europe’s citizens. An assessment of the first experiments in participation organised at EU level

Since the French and Dutch “no” to the Constitutional Treaty, EU institutions have made a priority of projects relating to “participatory democracy”, “deliberation” and “Plan D”. But before these tools to “encourage the emergence of a citizens’ opinion” can be mainstreamed, they must be the subject of an in-depth analysis. This policy paper offers an assessment of the first participatory experiments to take place at EU level. It is based on a seminar-assessment organised by Notre Europe and Sciences-Po in 2010.

|   09/03/2011             |   Laurie Boussaguet             |   Democracy and citizenship
Policy Paper
Since the French and Dutch “no” to the Constitutional Treaty, EU institutions have made a priority of projects relating to “participatory democracy”, “deliberation” and “Plan D”. But before these tools to “encourage the emergence of a citizens’ opinion” can be mainstreamed, they must be the subject of an in-depth analysis. This policy paper offers an assessment of the first participatory experiments to take place at EU level. It is based on a seminar-assessment organised by Notre Europe and Sciences-Po in 2010.