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New project launched: Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit

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The Constitution Unit is leading a team that will host a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit later this year.

The project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will allow citizens to engage in detailed, reflective and informed discussions about what the UK’s post-Brexit relations with the European Union should be.  Around 45 members of the public – who will be selected by a survey company to reflect the diversity of the UK’s population – will meet over two weekends in September.  They will learn about the options for Brexit, hear from a wide range of experts and campaigners, and deliberate on what they have heard.  They will then agree recommendations that will be written up in a final report and presented to key decision makers.

Constitution Unit seeks researcher for project on public deliberation

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The UCL Constitution Unit is leading a new project to hold a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit.  The Assembly will engage ordinary citizens in detailed deliberation on the form that Brexit should take.  It will follow the broad model of past citizens’ assemblies, such as those in Ontario and Ireland

Meg Russell gives evidence to Canadian Senate 

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Constitution Unit director Professor Meg Russell has given invited oral evidence, for a second time, to the Canadian Senate Committee on Senate Modernization.

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