Next JRC Festival looking for citizen engagement projects to be showcased on deliberation or of co-creation in art, science, and technology. Maybe of interests?
How is democracy changing? How can citizens participate in this change?
These are the themes of the 3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted societal and policy challenges amid uncertainty. People need solutions that go beyond business-as-usual policy.
Open to all, the Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival is the chance for people of diverse backgrounds to gather and tackle some of the pressing issues of our time.
We link to the registration on this page soon.
The festival is open to all.
The programme features a variety of events including
- sessions led by the European Commission,
- interactive thematic sessions,
- exhibition of citizen engagement projects and artwork.
Core topics of citizen engagement include
- youth engagement,
- citizen engagement futures,
- challenges in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants include representatives from
- the European Commission and other EU institutions,
- national authorities,
- civil society organisations,
- youth and the arts,
- the OECD.
A full agenda of the event will be published soon.
We are looking for citizen engagement projects to be showcased in the festival virtual exhibition. Projects can bring novel approaches to citizen engagement, focused on ideas of deliberation or of co-creation, which can span art, science, and technology.
We welcome proposals from organisations from all over Europe that show the potential of citizen engagement projects on matters that concern EU citizens. We hope to not only learn from your experience, but also to explore ways in which we can collaborate.
If you are interested, please fill in the Application Form by 31 October 2020.
This festival will coincide with the adoption of the European Democracy Action Plan. It supports the goal of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to “strengthen the links between people, nations and institutions in Europe” (Political guidelines for the next European Commission 2019-2024, PDF, page 3).