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Public hearing on "Engaging with citizens: how do we effectively make use of the results of citizens’ panels and public consultations?"

Hybrid meeting via Interactio, EESC, JDE62 – Friday, 21 April 2023 from 09:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Testing connections

09.30 a.m. - 09.35 a.m. | Welcome & introduction

09.35 a.m. - 11.10 a.m. | Panel I - Citizens' panels and online public consultations: have the EU institutions got it right?

  • Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, Deputy Head of Unit, Citizens' dialogues, DG Communication, European Commission
  • Jelmer Hofkamp, former Member of the Common Secretariat of the Conference on the Future of Europe, European Parliament
  • Nikolaos Archontas, Evaluation and Impact Assessment unit, Secretarariat General, European Commission
  • Dominik Hierlemann, Senior Advisor, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • James Organ, Senior Lecturer, Law, University of Liverpool
  • Raphaël Kies, Research Scientist, University of Luxembourg and co-founder of (Plateforme luxembourgeoise de la démocratie participative)

Questions and answers session

11.10 a.m. - 11.25 a.m. | Coffee break

11.25 a.m. - 12.55 p.m. | Panel II - Participative and deliberative democracy: are our voices actually heard?

  • Ângela Guimarães Pereira, Scientific Officer, Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Patrick Bernasconi,  former President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, France
  • Marco Cilento,  Head of Institutional Policy, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Elisa Gambardella,  Education and Lifelong Learning Coordinator, SOLIDAR
  • Cathal O'Regan, Secretary to the Citizens’ Assembly Secretariat, Ireland
  • Alina Tatarenko, Head of Division, Democratic Governance, Council of Europe

Questions and answers session

12.55 p.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

Interpretation requested from English, French, Italian, Hungarian and Polish into English, French, Italian, Hungarian and Polish


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