Power 2010: Countdown to a New Politics

Power 2010The 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.

Deliberative Polling® on the uses of a stadium in Poznań, Poland

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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.

Deliberative Polling® on Unemployment and Job Creation in Kaposvár Hungary

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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.

August 1st, 2008|Categories: Deliberative Polling®, Economy, Hungary|Tags: |

Tomorrow’s Europe, the first EU-wide Deliberative Poll

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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.

Deliberative Polling® on Policies toward the Roma in Bulgaria

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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.