Prof. Dr. Ulrike Liebert

Europe Calling: prospects for a Demoicratic Public Sphere

On 23 January the German-based civil society organization Europe Calling organized a hugely succesful webinar in which citizens were able to feed their questions directly to Robert Habeck, Vice-Chancellor of Germany and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The innovative format, which attracted the highest number of registrations ever seen at an event […]

Seven lessons on citizen participation for CoFoE

What can the EU Convention and the French Climate Convention tell us about how to develop successful models for deliberative democracy? Experiments with deliberative assemblies – whether successful or otherwise – offer valuable learning experiences for all involved with the incipient ‘Conference on the Future of Europe’ (CoFoE). Among recent examples, the ‘European Convention’ of […]