We are now pursuing a research project on the choices that the public think the UK should make once it has left the EU.
The European Policy Institute based in Skopje, Macedonia, under the guidance of the CDD, implemented the first Deliberative Poll in Macedonia. This national event gathered a random sample of the entire country for one weekend in November 2017.
The Power 2010 Deliberative Poll took place January 9th – 10th in central London. A scientific sample of the UK provided by YouGov were brought together to discuss the proposals for democratic reform submitted by members of the public, producing a shortlist to be put to the public vote.
Participants from the Polish city of Poznań deliberated on the possible uses of a stadium at the conclusion of Euro 2012. They considered pros and cons of four scenarios for the future of the stadium. This is the first time Deliberative Polling® has been used in Poland.
What kind of Parliament would Europeans elect if they knew, thought, and talked much more about the issues? An experiment conducted in Brussels gives a picture of how the votes for Parliament might be different.
The Institute of Sociology and Social Policy of the Corvinus University of Budapest conducted a Deliberative Poll in the summer of 2008 in Kaposvár, Hungary. The topics were employment, job creation and the employment policy of the European Union. The Hungarian deliberation revealed informed opinion about unemployment.
In October 2007, the first EU-wide, indeed the first transnational, Deliberative Poll® gathered a random sample of 362 citizens from all 27 EU member states to the European Parliament building in Brussels, where they spent a weekend deliberating about a variety of social, economic, and foreign policy issues affecting the European Union and its member states. The deliberation, in a total of 23 languages, with simultaneous translation, alternated between small group discussion led by trained moderators and plenary question-and-answer sessions with leading policy experts and prominent politicians.
The social and economic situation of the Roma is one of the most serious problems caused by the transition in Bulgaria. This issue increasingly affects the whole society. The Roma live in extreme poverty, they are isolated in ghettos, they lack adequate education, and they have few opportunities to find a job. Generations of Roma live only on welfare.
For the first time ever, a scientific random sample of parents in Northern Ireland deliberated about a serious public policy issue-their children’s educational future. The occasion was a Deliberative Poll, held in Omagh on 27 January 2007. The random sample brought together Protestants and Catholics of all shades of opinion, who then deliberated in small-group discussions and plenary sessions with panels of experts representing different policy perspectives. This was the first Deliberative Poll in a deeply divided society.