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Citizens' Assembly on Brexit

The Citizens’ Assembly, which is part of the highly respected UK in a Changing Europe initiative, will allow citizens to engage in detailed, reflective and informed discussions about what the UK’s pos

23 July 2019

The Citizens’ Assembly, which is part of the highly respected UK in a Changing Europe initiative, 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.

The project is led by the Constitution Unit’s Deputy Director, Dr Alan Renwick, working alongside the Unit’s Director, Professor Meg Russell, Professor Graham Smith (University of Westminster), Professor Will Jennings (University of Southampton) and the Electoral Reform Society. This team previously participated in the Democracy Matters project, which ran two pilot citizens’ assemblies on local devolution, in Sheffield and Southampton in 2015.

For more details please see here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/research/europe/citizens-assemb-continuation

Project team

Dr. Alan Renwick

 

 

Prof Meg Russell

Professor Graham Smith (University of Westminster)

Professor Will Jennings (University of Southampton)

The Electoral Reform Society

Sponsors

 

ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)