The European Citizens’ Assembly: Designing the missing branch of the EU government

Authors: Carsten Berg, Claudia Chwalisz, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Yves Sintomer

Date: 5 September, 2023

Co-published with the European University Institute

In this paper, we outline why we need a European Citizens’ Assembly — a political institution of everyday people from across the European Union (EU) selected by sortition — why it should share real power with the other institutions of the EU, its core principles and design features, and we suggest pathways for implementation.

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