’Conventions, Taking Democracy Seriously' Conference and 3rd TeRRIFICA Reflective Workshop in Paris

24 lipca, 2019

Sciences Citoyennes organises the Conference „Citizens’ Convention, Taking Democracy Seriously”, which will be held at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris October 14th. Registration is now open!

The 3rd TeRRIFICA Reflective Workshop will be held on October 14th and 15th following the Conference. The event will be hosted by Science Citoyennes at the Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer, in Paris.

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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. Free registration is now open. However, there are limited places so please register via this link to participate.

Following the Conference, TeRRIFICA will hold the 3rd TeRRIFICA Reflective Workshop at the Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer on October 14th and 15th in Paris. This third Reflective Workshop brings together stakeholders from science, business, policy-making and CSOs who are involved in the TeRRIFICA project within the six pilot regions in Belarus, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Spain. The objective of this workshop is to discuss how to adapt Citizens’ Convention to develop climate mitigation and adaptation measures. 

What is a Citizens’ Convention? A Citizens’ Convention is a decision-making process on research and innovation issues. It combines three phases: training (during which a randomly selected group of citizens studies the relevant themes), dialogue with experts (during which the citizens question each other and a pool of experts on the various themes) and binding joint conclusions (where citizens reach either a consensus or a main position also taking into account minority positions). A Citizens’ Convention offers an appropriate setting for general concerns without any geographical restriction. The only limitation is the level of maturation of the dealt topic, which must be high enough. For more details on Citizens Conventions: https://sciencescitoyennes.org/the-citizens-convention-anew-democratic-procedure-for-decision-making-on-research-and-innovation-issues/

What is a Scenario workshop? A scenario workshop enables the exchange of knowledge, opinions, wishes, doubts, criticisms and suggestions on a particular problem among different actors, whether they are researchers, practitioners, policy makers or CSOs workers. The methodology stimulates constructive discussions and subsequent involvement in the context of a collectively defined objective and whose very first steps have been identified and their implementation distributed among the participants.    

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