Within the framework of the project TeRRIFICA on Climate, Sciences Citoyennes organises the Conference Citizens’ Convention, Taking Democracy Seriously, which will be held at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris October 14, from 9am to 12:30.
There are a number of demands for citizens’ voice to be at the heart of policy-making. However, what kind of participatory democracy procedure could best respond to this demand? What are the key conditions for such a procedure to be really democratic and take into account the informed view of citizens? The Conference will aim at introducing and discussing “Citizens’ Conventions”, as a mean of citizens’ participation in public debate within in the framework of the European project TeRRIFICA.