A citizens’ assembly is a democratic tool in which randomly selected ordinary citizens come together to discuss a specific political issue in a structured way. Starting in November 2021, a government-led Climate Citizens' Assembly (CCA) process has started in Spain. The country is thus following other European examples, like in the UK or France. One hundred Spanish citizens started discussing the question "A safer Spain in the face of climate change - how do we do it?". From November, monthly online assembly sessions are being held, continuing in 2022.
The coordination of the campaigning work has been taken forward to WeMove Europe gGmbH. Indeed, in the past years, our entity has conducted Citizens’ assemblies in Germany, and can dedicate its expertise to make things happen once again. In accordance with our charitable purposes, our ambition is to mobilise civil society in the process of design, implementation and follow-up of this assembly. With quality and independence as ground principles, we are also aiming at concrete results, like the adoption of the assembly’s recommendations after it happened.