Online Workshop: Modernising Public Participation through Deliberation?

Workshop on the legal framework and institutional practice of municipal public participation in Poland and Germany.

More and more municipalities in Germany are issuing guidelines for public participation. However, how these guidelines fit into the legal regulations at national and European level, to what extent these also make standards of good participation (in our understanding: deliberative participation) binding, and whether these make any difference at all to participation practice on the ground, has not yet been sufficiently researched.

Over the past two years, a German-Polish research group from the Universities of Warsaw and Düsseldorf has intensively studied how municipal citizen participation is legally regulated in both countries. The findings are supplemented by interviews with participation officers from more than 30 municipalities on the practice of citizen participation. The results provide a unique insight into the law and practice of municipal public participation in both countries.

More information on the content and the programme of the event can be found here.

The event will take place on Thursday, 22 April, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, exclusively online. Simultaneous translation into Polish and German will be provided during the event.

Participation is free of charge. Please register with your name and email address at the following link: