Location: House of Conections, Grote Markt 21, Groningen.
The Wubbo Ockels School and the Public Participation Center, in collaboration with New Energy Coalition, are organizing a Symposium about Citizen Assemblies.
We kindly ask you to register for the event, as the number of places available is limited. Please RSVP by Friday 19th of May to Confirm your attendance.
As we are all aware, climate change is affecting our planet’s and our own health. It is inevitable that we need another energy transition just like we experienced years ago when we transitioned from coal to gas. Unfortunately, this is not an easy task, as for instance citizens do not feel their voice is being heard by policy makers.
Therefore, we need to establish processes and create opportunities in which citizens can share their ideas and give their advice so policy makers can construct policies that are supported by the public. One way of doing this is by organizing citizen assemblies, in which a representative sample of citizens comes together for multiple days spread among different weeks in order to discuss about acceptable future energy systems.
In this symposium three presentations from different perspectives will be given in which the importance of citizen assemblies is accentuated.
Goda Perlaviciute is associate professor in Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen.
Her research interests lie in public evaluations and acceptability of energy sources, systems and policies, and which factors influence these evaluations and acceptability judgements.
Her areas of research expertise are philosophy of science and epistemology. She works on both basic philosophical problems and more applied topics. She is interested in the role that public participation can play in solutions to the climate problem.