Public Participation Center takes off with symposium and website

On May 30, 2023 the Wubbo Ockels School and the Public Participation Center , in collaboration with New Energy Coalition organised the symposium ‘Citizen Assemblies’ in the House of Connections. The Public Participation Center offers a platform for citizens, governments, businesses and organisations, fellow researchers, and everyone else interested in public participation practices.


The website of the Public Participation Center is now live! Whilst it may not be perfect, we are still working on it. Therefore, we are always looking for recent publications, upcoming events, or blog posts related to public participation in sustainability transitions to be featured on the website. If you would like to contribute in any way, please let us know at

What’s next

The topic of the upcoming symposium is ‘Digital Participation’. If you would like to be involved in the organisation of this event or have suggestions for speakers please let us know by sending an email to

Furthermore, based on the input during the symposium, we now have a list of exciting topics that can be featured in future symposiums. If you have other suggestions about interesting topics or would like to be involved in the organisation of future events, please drop us an email at We hope to see you soon as an attendee or co-organiser of future events.

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The Public Participation Center is always looking for new input and inspiration! Are you working or otherwise actively engaged with public participation in sustainable transitions? Are you interested in developing or applying state-of-the-art knowledge on public participation, citizen and stakeholder engagement? Then sign up to become a member of the Public Participation Center by filling in the contact form, and we will contact you about becoming a member of the Public Participation Center!

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