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Democracy Innovation Summit | Copenhagen 2023

3. oktober 2023 kl. 12:30 - 17:00

Democracy Innovation Summit | Copenhagen 2023

New Frontiers in Research on Citizens’ Assemblies

We are happy to invite you to the Democracy Innovation Summit: “New Frontiers in Research on Citizens’ Assemblies”, presented by the University of Copenhagen-based research group Democratic Innovations in a Green Transition (DIGT) in collaboration with We Do Democracy, the Danish Board of Technology, and the international network Democracy R&D.

The purpose this summit is to focus on ground-breaking research on Citizens’ Assemblies and create a public space for conversations about the role and future direction of democratic innovations in the 21st century, with a particular focus on green transition.

The programme will include presentations by members of the DIGT group, international keynote speakers on the promises and perils of citizens’ assemblies in the 21st century, and a roundtable session with Danish and international practitionersThe summit concludes with a reception for all participants.

Programme – October 3rd 2023:

12.30pm:          Arrival and light lunch 

1.00pm:             Opening Speech  

1.10pm:              Insights and research on deliberative democracy and green transition in Denmarkby (DIGT)

2.15pm:             Short coffee break 

2.30pm:             International outlook and inspiration: The promises and perils of citizens’ assemblies in the 21th                    

                           century with keynotes from Professor Jane Suiter (IE), author Jon Alexander (UK) and

                           Professor Nicole Curato (AU)

3.45pm:             Short break 

4.00pm:            Roundtable on the future of citizens’ assemblies in Denmark and abroad, particularly their role

                           in driving the green transition with Doreen Grove (Open Government, SCO), Karsten

                             Biering Nielsen (TMF), Astrid Aller (SF), Ariel Storm (Klimabevægelsen), Bjørn Bedsted

                           (Teknologirådet) and Zakia Elvang (We Do Demcoracy)

5.00pm:            Concluding remarks by Professor Lars Tønder & glass of wine and networking

To read the full program, click here


Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 12:30-17:00


Multisalen, Sønder Campus, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Vej 1


The event is free. Click here to register. 


3. oktober 2023
12:30 - 17:00