On November 30th, 2021 Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS organized an online event “Civic assemblies and deliberative events: a new trend in civic engagement” in order to promote innovative forms of citizen involvement. The event was organized as a part of the project “Long term solutions for more successful consultations with society” (LV – “Ilgtermiņa risinājumi sekmīgākām konsultācijām ar sabiedrību”), which is funded by Active Citizens Fund, and this particular event was also supported by French Institute in Latvia, Embassy of France in Riga, Latvia and British Council Latvia.
Presentation by Sintija Tarasova-Dubkeviča, Policy Analyst at Providus. Speakers of the discussion:
- Director and Senior Researcher of Centre for Public Policy Providus Iveta Kazoka;
- Rep. of the Secretariat of Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality of Ireland Lorraine Kavanagh (Ireland);
- Patrick Deronzier, Director of the National Commission on Public Debate (France);
- Antoine Vergne, Co-director of Missions Publiques (France).
Civic assemblies and deliberative events: a new trend in civic engagement (ENG)
The project “Long term solutions for more successful consultations with society” (LV – “Ilgtermiņa risinājumi sekmīgākām konsultācijām ar sabiedrību”) is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion.
The priorities for this period are:
Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness;
Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction;
Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy;
Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights;
Justice and Home Affairs.