The Intercultural Dialogue Platform, in collaboration with the Citizen Z Project partners and in partnership with the European Parliament, is organizing a 3-day event on deliberative democracy and participatory tools entitled "Deliberative Democracy Days: Moving Deliberative Democracy and Participatory Tools Forward". The event's main aim is to improve the understanding of deliberative democracy and the use of its methods to strengthen the civic and democratic participation of young people in EU countries. The event includes conferences, interactive workshop sessions, presentations, panel discussions, and testimonies. It is intended for civil society organizations, researchers in democratic studies, practitioners, youth associations and representatives, teachers and youth workers, policymakers, and public authorities representatives.
Day 1: Exploring Deliberative Democracy and its Methods
Monday, March 13
13:00 Arrivals and Registrations
13:30 Opening speech: Presentation of the EP flagship initiatives
13:45 Roundtable: Understanding Deliberative Democracy and the different methods at hand
15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 Discussion Panel: The potential of the Deliberative Democracy methods and Participatory tools for enhancing civic and political engagement among youth
9:00 Arrivals 9:30 Testimonies: Success stories of projects having applied deliberative democracy and Participatory tools 10:45 Coffee break 11:15 A youth panel: Priority topics and policies for young people 12:45 Networking Lunch 14:45 Workshop sessions
Deliberative democracy and arts: How can creativity and the arts be used as tools for enabling the expression of youth voices?
Deliberative democracy and cultural awareness – Mindful diversities - How can we deliberate while being culturally aware and emotionally literate?
The role of intercultural and interfaith dialogue in deliberative democracy
16:30 Takeaways for the day
Day 3: Moving Forward Deliberative Democracy
Wednesday, March 15
9:00 Arrivals 9:15 Discussion Panel: Gender equality, Inclusion, and Deliberative Democracy: In what ways does deliberative democracy serve gender equality and inclusion? 10:30 Discussion panel: Youth in Croatia, Belgium, Italy, and The Netherlands - Similarities, particularities, and cultural differences in political and democratic participation 11:30 Coffee break 12:00 Closing Conference: Follow-up on the Conference on the Future of Europe 12:45 Closing Speech: Priorities for the European Elections 2024 – Milestones and Timeline
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