Citizens' Assembly Model
Citizens’ Assembly in Action
This journey has been invaluable because it allowed us, the citizens, to expand our knowledge on this paramount issue and provide the Parliament with guidance on what we believe needs to be done to tackle it. Moreover, I learned a lot from the other Assembly members, as we all come from different backgrounds and have different life experiences.
- Alessia, assembly member of Scotland’s Climate Assembly
What amazed me [...] was that [the citizens’ jury] immediately knew whether what was being told to them was nonsense or propaganda or whether it had some meaning. There is [...] this wisdom available amongst them to judge what is useful, what is genuine and what is not.
- Member of the Prajateerpu oversight panel, India
Being a member of the global assembly helped me to extend my knowledge about climate change, to become a person who cares more about nature, a person who thinks profoundly about the impacts of climate change crises on our lives, our future and our planet.
- Mary Nassr, assembly member of the Global Assembly from Syria
Review key design questions you will need to answer to plan a citizens’ assembly or jury, and sample answers to these questions. The playbook will walk you through the most important questions to answer when designing a process. Each step of the way, we will share recommended options and information to help you decide. At the end, you will have a plan for your process.