In July, 2020, the OECD has released a phenomenal report called “Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave”. WE believe we the people better use the OECD tools to participate if we want to free ourselves – FAST – before their groups decide our fates for us all.
The OECD project brought together an ironclad team of practitioners, designers, academics, researchers, civil servants. It examined an awe-inspiring 289 cases around the world of citizens assemblies and citizens juries―to find out what we can learn from their success.
The Citizens’ Jury/Citizens’ Panel is the most widely used model of representative deliberative process to date (used 115 times, 41% of all cases).
Deliberative processes have been used for decades, but are exploding all over the world since the success of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly. The past year alone, governments in Scotland, Ireland, the UK and France convened assemblies on challenging national policy issues such as climate change.