Democracy

PARTICIPATION, TRANSPARENCY, SELF-DETERMINATION

THE 10 FINALISTS

We honour political work that increases participation of citizens – in opinion forming and in decision making.

Deliberative Committees

A new permanent procedure engages randomly selected citizens in policy-making alongside parliamentarians, to democratise reforms and increase public support for decisions.

Citizens Round Tables / Urban Walks

Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.

SHE – See Her Elected

This community-led initiative supports women into politics in rural areas of Ireland, strengthening local and national democracy by increasing the diversity of political participation.